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Old 01-10-2006, 04:04 PM   #1
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Mounting a USB-based external drive - Debian

I am going through different howtos to get my Western Digital hard drive to work in Linux Debian. It is currently formatted in NTFS, I believe. I've gone through a couple of tutorials, but a couple of steps in the tutorial don't work on my system (even in Debian tutorials).

If I cat /proc/bus/usb/devices, the last block reads:

T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#= 4 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=1058 ProdID=0403 Rev= 6.02
S: Manufacturer=Western Digital
S: Product=External HDD
S: SerialNumber=57442D5743414D3943363333353535
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=c0 MxPwr=100mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=08(stor.) Sub=06 Prot=50 Driver=(none)
E: Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
E: Ad=82(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms

which is the external hard drive. If I cat /var/log/messages I get this on the last line:

Jan 10 16:58:14 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4

When I followed one tutorial for Debian, it said the log file would have the appropriate device name like /dev/... but I don't see it there on that line. Can someone walk me through it using the above information?
Old 01-10-2006, 05:21 PM   #2
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Is there a more specific way of knowing which device it actually is? I figured /proc/bus/usb/devices would have told me. Is it specific to the USB port? And do I need to use a different device mount if I put it into a different USB port?


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