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Old 02-27-2004, 06:26 PM   #1
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external FireWire harddrive refuse to mount.

It depressing how many days i've been stuck with this shit now.
Its the first time i really need to ask somebody for help. Im a newbie by the way, ive just got a half a years experience or so.

Well, ive modprobed ochi1394, raw1394, and ieee1394 in order to get the darn maxtor-hd to run. Ive used the script from the "linux1394 page" but i still cant mount the bastard.
when all of this is done the following occures:

cdrecord -scanbus gives me the following:
Linux sg driver version: 3.1.25
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
0,0,0 0) 'TOSHIBA ' 'DVD-ROM SD-R2102' '1016' Removable CD-ROM
0,1,0 1) *
0,2,0 2) *
0,3,0 3) *
0,4,0 4) *
0,5,0 5) *
0,6,0 6) *
0,7,0 7) *
1,0,0 100) 'Maxtor ' '5000DV ' '0100' Disk
1,1,0 101) *
1,2,0 102) *
1,3,0 103) *
1,4,0 104) *
1,5,0 105) *
1,6,0 106) *
1,7,0 107) *

...and fdisk -l actally gives the following:
Disk /dev/sda: 163.9 GB, 163927556096 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19929 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 19929 160079661 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

But when i try lsmod i just get this:

Module Size Used by Not tainted
raw1394 19252 0 (unused)
sbp2 16588 0
ohci1394 22888 0 (unused)
ieee1394 183268 0 [raw1394 sbp2 ohci1394]
parport_pc 24840 1 (autoclean)

Here's a line from lspci, by the way

02:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
i mkdir, and then when i try to mount /dev/sda1 i just get this evilness:

mount: can't find /dev/sda1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
Everything works just lovely in Xandros (but who the heck wants to use that profithungry payware monster OS anyway? I dont, but i at least wanted to have a look at it.)
Oh, Im using Knoppix 3.3 19-02-2004; Debian HD-install, by the way.

It incredible how much one can learn from reading interesting stuff in this forum, and i hope that if someone can help me, it will be of benefit for others thats got the same kind of trouble as me.

Take care,

Old 02-27-2004, 07:36 PM   #2
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It appears that all modules are loading and the drive is recognized. Have you tried to manually mount the drive. I do not know if Knoppix has any auto configuration.

As root:
mkdir /mnt/<some_mount_point>
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/<some_mount_point>

Change <some_mount_point> to whatever directory name you want.

This isn't any different then mounting a USB drive or flash memory device.

Last edited by michaelk; 02-27-2004 at 07:54 PM.


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