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Old 12-08-2005, 12:50 PM   #1
john.morris
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Mandriva 2006 - Dell 512MB Memory Stick Not Recognized


Hello,

I have a Dell Precision 470 to which I am trying to plug in a Dell 512MB memory stick. Mandriva will not recognize the stick. The stick is formatted with FAT32.

dmesg output is as follows:

usb 5-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 21
scsi14 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb-storage: device found at 21
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
**
** some shorewall info deleted**
** some 30 seconds or so passes**
**
usb 5-2: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 21
scsi: Device offlined - not ready after error recovery: host 14 channel 0 id 0 lun 0
usb-storage: device scan complete

At this point, there is no way to tell that the memory stick is even present.

Any suggestions?

Regards,

John
 
Old 12-08-2005, 01:09 PM   #2
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The partition should be formatted Fat16.

Check with fdisk whether you can see it. If you don't have any SCSI or SATA drives the device should be sda. So type this command in as root:

fdisk -l /dev/sda

that should tell you if it's there.

and if it is, then just use the mount command to mount it where you like.
 
Old 12-08-2005, 01:34 PM   #3
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Hi,

I reformatted the drive to FAT. Still no drive.

dmesg:

usb 5-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 22
scsi15 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb-storage: device found at 22
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning

** lines cut **

usb 5-2: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 22
scsi: Device offlined - not ready after error recovery: host 15 channel 0 id 0 lun 0
usb-storage: device scan complete

(same exact set of messages I believe)

Both of the hard drives in the computer are SCSI, located at sda and sdb

running fdisk -l shows the two SCSI drives but no stick.

This one has me stumped.

John
 
Old 12-08-2005, 02:03 PM   #4
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hmm...

I've never heard of this before. Has the drive worked in other computers? Have you tried using a different USB port? Different OS? Try booting your machine with it plugged in.
 
Old 12-09-2005, 06:23 PM   #5
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Yes, I have tried it with windows, and it works fine.. which doesn't really help me. I am surprised by the lack of info from dmesg really. I'm not sure where to go from here.

Regards,

John
 
  


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