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Old 08-07-2003, 04:20 PM   #1
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mounting a 1394 hard drive

I've got an ieee1394 hard drive(an ipod, in fact), that I'm trying to access on my Debian machine. I did this all the time on my old Redhat box; I plug in the drive, modprobe sbp2 as root, then run the appropriate mount command. When I attempt this on my new machine, though, I get this:

gilliam:~# modprobe sbp2
ieee1394: sbp2: Logged into SBP-2 device
ieee1394: sbp2: Node[00:1023]: Max speed [S400] - Max payload [2048]

Looks good so far, no errors, the sbp2 driver logs into the drive...but nothing mountable shows up in /proc/partitions. I can't even do an fdisk -l on the device, because the kernel doesn't see it as a disk. Any insights on what I'm overlooking?

Old 08-27-2003, 03:33 AM   #2
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same problem - interested in solution

No solution for you - but exactly the same problem with an external Maxtor 200GB with a IEEE1394 - ATA adapter and Debian testing / unstable with the 2.4.21 kernel.
Old 08-27-2003, 11:32 AM   #3
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Probably worth noting that I'm on that same distro, release, and kernel Perhaps I'll build a 2.4.18 kernel and see what happens...

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I have a different distro, then you do, but maybe this will help. I needed to install the libraw1394 package. (FYI - G-Streamer uses this library), that may be a place to look.

Anyway, here are relevent lines from my lsmod listing the modules loaded:

Module Size Used by Tainted: P

raw1394 7004 0 (unused)
ieee1394 31532 0 [sbp2 ohci1394 raw1394]
scsi_mod 90372 6 [sbp2 sr_mod FastTrak sd_mod ide-scsi usb-storage]

One final note. On my computer, I sometimes have to power cycle my 1394 HD in order for it to be detected. This is true if I am in Linux or Windows XP.
Old 08-31-2003, 09:27 AM   #5
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I had the same problem in RH9.

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

I don't know if it's working with debian.
Old 08-31-2003, 07:34 PM   #6
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I don't think Debian compiles in the kernel option for displaying individual partitions statistics in /proc/partitions, in "menuconfig" its under "Block Devices", bottom option...

Check to see if there's a SCSI device partition scan in "dmesg", something like:

i91u: Reset SCSI Bus ...
scsi0 : Initio INI-9X00U/UW SCSI device driver; Revision: 1.03g
  Vendor:           Model: CD-R/RW RW7060S   Rev: 1.30
  Type:   CD-ROM                             ANSI SCSI revision: 02
  Vendor: IBM       Model: DDRS-39130D       Rev: DC2A
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 8, lun 0
SCSI device sda: 17850000 512-byte hdwr sectors (9139 MB)
 sda: sda1 sda2
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
The most important part of course being the next to last line where it does the partition report.


Old 10-06-2003, 12:27 AM   #7
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I have to admit to having given up on this problem for a little while, but now that I've gotten back around to it, I tried BeNe's advice and it worked like a charm. Of course I had to change the host arg from zero to one to reflect my setup; ide-scsi is using scsi0.

It's a relief to be able to use external hard drives again, but I'm nonetheless curious as to why this didn't work automatically.



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