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Old 10-26-2003, 06:16 AM   #1
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Need help with 1394 external drive.

I had a 250G drive up and working with USB2, but after a reinstall I wanted to set the drive which is currently undetected up as FireWire/1394, so I swapped out the cables.

When it was usb2, all I had to do was:
modprobe ehci-hcd
modprobe usb-storage

then it was detected as /dev/sda1

What do I need to do to use it as FireWire/1394? I've tried
modprobe ieee1394
modprobe ieeeohci
modprobe raw1394
modprobe spb2

What else do I need?

It's not seeing the drive...
[root@d3main root]# cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
  Vendor: PLEXTOR  Model: CD-R   PX-W2410A Rev: 1.01
  Type:   CD-ROM                           ANSI SCSI revision: 02
And we can see that the modules are installed:
[root@d3main root]# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: P
raw1394                21140   0  (unused)
sbp2                   20684   0  (unused)
ohci1394               28872   0  (unused)
ieee1394              204644   0  [ohci1394]
If I try to mouth the drive, I get this:
[root@d3main root]# mount /dev/sda1 /home/ftpdir
mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device
Of course.. I didn't expect it to mount, since it's not beeing seen. :/

Last edited by d3bruts1d; 10-26-2003 at 06:59 AM.
Old 10-26-2003, 09:38 AM   #2
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Well, it's not very pretty, but I figured out how to get it working...

modprobe sbp2
modprobe sg
modprobe sd_mod
unplug drive
plugin drive
mount drive (/dev/sda1)

Sucks that I'll have to go through that every time I reboot.

Last edited by d3bruts1d; 10-26-2003 at 02:59 PM.


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