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Old 05-23-2007, 11:07 AM   #1
ggTrieste
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chamging usbdrive


Hi;

I have an old Kingston 64MB usbdrive installed on a
Compaq Athlon - RH 9.0 (shrike). 2.4.20-6. It was
installed the usual way on /dev/sda1 etc. Works
fine.

I have been trying get a new bigger one to work. I
have tried the old mount point, and making a new
mount point (i.e. /mnt/flash and /mnt/usbdrive).

I have tried this with 2 new drives, one of which
a new 1Gb Kingston, they both work on windows and
are fat formatted.

Regardless of what I try, the new drives are 'not
valid block devices'. If I check the log I see that
the drives are endlessly `refusing new address', and
fdisk -l doesn't show it at all.

If I put the old guy back in, he works. Which usb
port doesn't seem to matter, and the old guy works
on the new mount point as well.

Has this somehow locked in a setting as exactly that
device, with so many blocks etc? i.e. change in
device name, memory allocated, and I have to do
something to change this?

or?

any help appreciated,

Gabe
 
Old 05-24-2007, 04:05 AM   #2
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Hi,

Red Hat 9 is an old distro version. It might not have the drivers you need for the new hardware. If you're looking to upgrade, Fedora is the modern branch-off distro.

Sam

PS
Red Hat 9 was my old time fav. distro; the first I got working. It was excellent for its time.
 
Old 05-24-2007, 10:22 AM   #3
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Thanks Sam.

Ya rh9 is old but this is the only thing I can't do (right now ... ).
I suppose I'll have to get around to it sometime, just gets put off because of lack of need.

Regardless, kingston claims it's good for all 2.4.** on. I'm bugging them too, they thought it was a bad drive til I told them it worked fine on Windows. Maybe they only THINK they have all 2.4.** on covered...

Gabe
 
Old 05-24-2007, 02:29 PM   #4
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Well, if you can't update the distro, maybe you can download and compile a new 2.4 kernel at www.kernel.org. It might give you better and stabler support. I'm not sure what effect trying a 2.6 kernel would have on RH9, but you can try that too if you want.

Sam
 
Old 05-24-2007, 05:35 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ggTrieste
Regardless of what I try, the new drives are 'not
valid block devices'. If I check the log I see that
the drives are endlessly `refusing new address', and
fdisk -l doesn't show it at all.
A silly question: you did unmount the drive before unplugging it, right?

What happens if you boot up with the other drive plugged in?
 
Old 05-25-2007, 09:57 PM   #6
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I've been through the brain cramp checks. In fact if I stick it in and watch on reboot, I can read the message about the usb refusimg addresses
 
  


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