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Old 07-10-2005, 02:53 PM   #1
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External Hard Drive

Hi everyone ,

I have an external hd of 80gb that connects with usb2.0 but linux I think is not recognising since I cant mount it. Im using Debian Sarge 3.1r with 2.4.27-2-386 kernel.

This is the output I get from dmesg:
hub.c: new USB device 00:1f.4-2, assigned address 2
usb_control/bulk_msg: timeout
usb.c: USB device not accepting new address=2 (error=-110)
hub.c: new USB device 00:1f.4-2, assigned address 3
usb_control/bulk_msg: timeout
usb.c: USB device not accepting new address=3 (error=-110)
At first I was just trying to mount it but I kept getting this error: "mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device" so I realized linux wosnt piking it up.

What should I do?


Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Last edited by CrackX; 07-10-2005 at 03:29 PM.
Old 07-10-2005, 11:24 PM   #2
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AFAIK, USB 2.0 is handled by ehci.
It's possible that the chipset you've got isn't supported properly, or at least, not by the 2.4 kernel.
There are many changes to ehci regarding chipset support, etc in 2.6.
Perhaps you could try installing 2.6 and see what happens?

btw: before mounting, at least try fdisk -l /dev/sda to see if the device is activated.
(ie. it might be sdb .... etc)


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