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Old 08-30-2003, 05:37 PM   #1
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External Harddrive Firewire Not Recognised

Hello List,

After upgrading my kernel to 2.4.20-20.9 my external harddisk connected via firewire is not recognised anymore by linux.

When I reboot with the previuos version of the kernel (2.4.20-19.9) than linux can find the external haddisk.

I am running on RH9 / Gnome
The hardware browser recognises the:
Firewire: IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller - Driver: ohci1394
SCSI-devices: Oxford semiconductor Oxford IDE device - Driver: sbp2

In FSTAB I have the following: (it works with the previous version of the kernel):
/dev/sda1 /mnt/HD_D vfat user,auto,rw,exec,uid=500 0 0

When I use Disk Management to mount sda1 I got the following error: 'mount /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device'

Has anyone a solution to fix this problem ?


Last edited by BeNe.WS; 08-30-2003 at 05:38 PM.
Old 08-31-2003, 07:23 AM   #2
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I found the solution:

I did the following:
echo "scsi add-single-device 0 0 0 0" > /proc/scsi/scsi

Now the harddrive is found.


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