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Old 01-26-2005, 11:27 PM   #1
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Mounting an external firewire hard drive: how?

I have a Lacie Firewire hard drive i am trying to get my system to recognize.

I spent some time getting my system to mount my second internal hard drive. But no clue how to get this one to work.

I am currently running:
Fedora Core release 1 (Yarrow)
Linux 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl

Old 01-27-2005, 11:26 PM   #2
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I'm having the same problem. Fully updated Fedora Core 1, stock kernel, all scsi/sbp2/1394 modules available. Can't get the drive recognized.

[root@firefox: ~]$ uname -a
Linux 2.4.22-1.2199.nptl #1 Wed Aug 4 12:25:07 EDT 2004 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

From /var/log/messages:
Jan 27 15:59:06 firefox kernel: ieee1394: sbp2: Logged into SBP-2 device
Jan 27 15:59:06 firefox kernel: ieee1394: sbp2: Node 0-00:1023: Max speed [S400] - Max payload [2048]
Jan 27 15:59:06 firefox ieee1394.agent[23765]: missing kernel or user mode driver sbp2

The sbp2 module IS loaded:
Module Size Used by Not tainted
sbp2 20076 0 (unused)
sg 34796 0 (autoclean) (unused)
scsi_mod 109384 1 [sbp2 sg]
ohci1394 28520 0 (unused)
ieee1394 203940 0 [sbp2 ohci1394]

This is what I see in /var/log/messages on reboot:
Jan 27 18:36:19 firefox kernel: ohci1394: $Rev: 1010 $ Ben Collins <>
Jan 27 18:36:19 firefox kernel: ohci1394_0: Unexpected PCI resource length of 1000!
Jan 27 18:36:19 firefox kernel: ohci1394_0: OHCI-1394 1.0 (PCI): IRQ=[5] MMIO=[e3003000-e30037ff] Max Packet=[2048]

Trying gives:
[root@firefox: ~]$ sh
Host adapter ? (*) found.
0 new device(s) found.
0 device(s) removed.

Firewire controller is a D-Link; drive is a Maxtor 80GB external 1394 drive.

I'd like to back up my network on this thing and take the drive to work and lock it in a filing cabinet. Any help would be appreciated.


Last edited by Malibyte; 01-27-2005 at 11:40 PM.
Old 02-11-2005, 01:42 PM   #3
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Did you have any luck sorting this out? I'm stuck in almost exactly the same way as Malibyte. Any tips would be appreciated.



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