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Old 03-16-2004, 12:49 PM   #1
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External Hard Drive Device File?/??

I am having trouble setting up my Maxtor external usb hard drive.

I am using Gentoo Linux, with kernel 2.6.3-gentoo-r1 using devfs.

I beleive all the nessicary modules are loaded, and the approriate modules/subsystems ie, usb-storage and scsi support.

Klogd picks up the attachment of the new device.

Mar 16 08:30:01 stars-end usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using address 3
Mar 16 08:30:01 stars-end scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Mar 16 08:30:02 stars-end Vendor: Maxtor 4 Model: R060L0 Rev: RAMC
Mar 16 08:30:02 stars-end Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Mar 16 08:30:02 stars-end scsi.agent[4737]: how to add device type= at /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-6/1-6:2.0/host1/1:0:0:0 ??
Mar 16 08:30:02 stars-end WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
Mar 16 08:30:02 stars-end USB Mass Storage device found at 3

sysfs also picks up on the new device and has the appropriate information.

When I look in /dev for a device file to represent the external hard drive I see nil. When in look in /dev/scsi I see no device file to represent this device. I can't successfully mount the device without a device file.

If nessicary I can post more information.

Anyone know the problem?
Old 03-16-2004, 01:01 PM   #2
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Your hd will be a scsi device, like /dev/sda, sdb.
Old 03-16-2004, 02:13 PM   #3
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I know what my hard disk device would be. But to tell you the good news, the issue has been resolved.

While configuring my kernel and choosing usb-massstorage I assumed as it would automatically support scsi disks. Seeing that in the help portion it mentioned hard disked. There seemed to be a dependency error.?!??!?!?!?!

Anyway its resolved, thanks for your help



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