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Old 10-08-2003, 12:47 AM   #1
Thetawaves
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External firewire 120 gig hard drive???


As some of you may know, now that i have sound working, i need to get music to play. Most of my music is on my external 120 gig firewire harddrive. When i used SuSE 8.2 I had this set up for me, I know that it was called device /dev/sda1-4 (i had 4 Fat32 partitions on it so that i could use it in windows.) The music that i want is in /dev/sda4.

How do i add this partition to Fstab (I think that is what it is called.) Then once i get that worked out, how do i alow this user to access that partition?
 
Old 10-08-2003, 12:03 PM   #2
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First, type 'dmesg | grep sd'. It should list those drives as found. If it doesn't, you probably don't have firewire and/or scsi support built into the kernel and you will have to recompile.

Also, out of curiosity, what files and directories are in your /proc/scsi directory?

If they are listed, just add the following lines to fstab:
/dev/sda1 /dir1 vfat user 0 0
/dev/sda2 /dir2 vfat user 0 0
/dev/sda3 /dir3 vfat user 0 0
/dev/sda4 /dir4 vfat user 0 0
 
Old 10-09-2003, 12:49 AM   #3
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User@Thetawaves:~$ dmesg | grep sd
UMSDOS: msdos_read_super failed, mount aborted.

And i had no file named /proc/scsi.
I recompiled my kernel with scsi support, well i am recompiling it, i have yet to see if this is going to work :S
 
Old 10-09-2003, 05:47 PM   #4
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Be sure that you include scsi disk support along with firewire and sbp-2 support if you haven't included it already. That should fix it...

My external drive is USB 2.0. I doubt there'd be much difference in the interface.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 09:45 PM   #5
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mine does support usb2 but i dont have any usb 2 hardware
 
Old 10-10-2003, 09:35 AM   #6
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Firewire is slightly slower than usb 2 but we're talking about hard drives, which are slower yet. You wouldn't see any performance differences between the two.

The important thing is, does it work?
 
  


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