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Old 12-29-2004, 06:06 AM   #1
AmarAPatel
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USB drive not detected


Hi All,

I installed Mandrake 10.1 yesterday on my laptop - all working fine, except the external USB drive detection. I've got a Maxtor Personal Storage 5000DV HDD plugged into the USB port and I was hoping it would be PnP but it's not. The HCL indicates compatibility (in SuSE 9.0).

The only time when I saw the Maxtor being detected was during the install where I was asked which disk to partition.

Thanks in advance. Hope you can help! As a Linux newbie, I'm on a learning curve. But I did the following after a bit of reading:

There are no sda*or sbc* devices in /dev - so, I guess associating them to a mount disk is impossible
There is no scsi in /proc - not sure what this means as yet

/proc/bus/usb/devices contains the following:

T: Bus=03 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#= 1 Spd=12 MxCh= 2
B: Alloc= 0/900 us ( 0%), #Int= 0, #Iso= 0
D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 2.06
S: Manufacturer=Linux 2.6.8.1-12mdk uhci_hcd
S: Product=UHCI Host Controller
S: SerialNumber=0000:00:1d.2
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=c0 MxPwr= 0mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 2 Ivl=255ms

T: Bus=02 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#= 1 Spd=12 MxCh= 2
B: Alloc= 0/900 us ( 0%), #Int= 0, #Iso= 0
D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 2.06
S: Manufacturer=Linux 2.6.8.1-12mdk uhci_hcd
S: Product=UHCI Host Controller
S: SerialNumber=0000:00:1d.1
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=c0 MxPwr= 0mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 2 Ivl=255ms

T: Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#= 1 Spd=12 MxCh= 2
B: Alloc= 0/900 us ( 0%), #Int= 0, #Iso= 0
D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 2.06
S: Manufacturer=Linux 2.6.8.1-12mdk uhci_hcd
S: Product=UHCI Host Controller
S: SerialNumber=0000:00:1d.0
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=c0 MxPwr= 0mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 2 Ivl=255ms

The output of lspci is:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 83)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DBM LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DBM (ICH4) Ultra ATA Storage Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 Lf [Radeon Mobility 9000 M9] (rev 01)
02:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter (rev 04)
02:03.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller


The output of dmesg is:

Linux version 2.6.8.1-12mdk (quintela@n5.mandrakesoft.com) (gcc version 3.4.1 (Mandrakelinux (Alpha 3.4.1-3mdk)) #1 Fri Oct 1 12:53:41 CEST 2004
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001fff0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000001fff0000 - 000000001fffffc0 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000001fffffc0 - 0000000020000000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ffb80000 - 00000000ffc00000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fff80000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
511MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 131056
DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:1
Normal zone: 126960 pages, LIFO batch:16
HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1
DMI 2.3 present.
ACPI: RSDP (v000 OID_00 ) @ 0x000e6010
ACPI: RSDT (v001 INSYDE RSDT_000 0x00000001 _CSI 0x00010101) @ 0x1fffb890
ACPI: FADT (v001 COMAPL CL20_000 0x00000100 _CSI 0x00010101) @ 0x1ffffb00
ACPI: BOOT (v001 INSYDE SYS_BOOT 0x00000100 _CSI 0x00010101) @ 0x1ffffb90
ACPI: DBGP (v001 INSYDE DBGP_000 0x00000100 _CSI 0x00010101) @ 0x1ffffbc0
ACPI: SSDT (v001 INSYDE GV3Ref 0x00002000 INTL 0x20021002) @ 0x1fffb8d0
ACPI: DSDT (v001 INSYDE Canyon 0x00001004 INTL 0x02002036) @ 0x00000000
ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x1008
Built 1 zonelists
Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- reenabling.
Found and enabled local APIC!
Initializing CPU#0
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=301 acpi=on resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent
bootsplash: silent mode.
PID hash table entries: 2048 (order 11: 16384 bytes)
Detected 1595.071 MHz processor.
Using pmtmr for high-res timesource
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Memory: 515292k/524224k available (1859k kernel code, 8168k reserved, 578k data, 200k init, 0k highmem, 0k BadRAM)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay loop... 3162.11 BogoMIPS
Security Scaffold v1.0.0 initialized
SELinux: Disabled at boot.
Capability LSM initialized
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
CPU: After generic identify, caps: a7e9fbbf 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps: a7e9fbbf 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I cache: 32K, L1 D cache: 32K
CPU: L2 cache: 1024K
CPU: After all inits, caps: a7e9fbbf 00000000 00000000 00000040
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1600MHz stepping 05
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
init init/main.c:689
init init/main.c:702
init init/main.c:707
do_pre_smp_initcalls init/main.c:653
do_pre_smp_initcalls init/main.c:659
init init/main.c:711
init init/main.c:714
enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
ESR value before enabling vector: 00000000
ESR value after enabling vector: 00000000
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
calibrating APIC timer ...
..... CPU clock speed is 1594.0639 MHz.
..... host bus clock speed is 99.0664 MHz.
init init/main.c:716
init init/main.c:718
checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (no cpio magic); looks like an initrd
ACPI: Looking for DSDT in initrd ... not found!
Freeing initrd memory: 172k freed
init init/main.c:724
do_basic_setup init/main.c:634
do_basic_setup init/main.c:636
NET: Registered protocol family 16
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xe9c24, last bus=2
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
ACPI: IRQ9 SCI: Edge set to Level Trigger.
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (00:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI: Ignoring BAR0-3 of IDE controller 0000:00:1f.1
PCI: Transparent bridge - 0000:00:1e.0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.PCI2._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 5 7 9 *10 11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 5 7 9 10 *11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 5 7 9 10 *11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 5 7 9 10 *11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 5 7 9 10 11 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 5 7 9 10 11) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs 5 7 9 10 11 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 5 7 9 10 *11)
ACPI: Embedded Controller [EC0] (gpe 28)
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
PnPBIOS: Disabled
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] enabled at IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1d.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1d.1[B] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1d.2[C] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1f.1[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1f.3[B] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1f.5[B] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1f.6[B] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:01.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:02.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:03.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xa8000000, mapped to 0xe080c000, size 1875k
vesafb: mode is 800x600x16, linelength=1600, pages=67
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:52e4
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
Simple Boot Flag at 0x37 set to 0x1
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
apm: overridden by ACPI.
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
audit(1104316747.814:0): initialized
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
devfs: 2004-01-31 Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
devfs: boot_options: 0x0
Initializing Cryptographic API
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture.... silentjpeg size 14554 bytes, found (800x600, 14506 bytes, v3).
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 92x32
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 8 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1f.6[B] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 32000K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
ICH4: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:1f.1
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:1f.1 (0005 -> 0007)
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1f.1[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ICH4: chipset revision 3
ICH4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0x1100-0x1107, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0x1108-0x110f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddio
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: HITACHI_DK23EA-60, ATA DISK drive
Using anticipatory io scheduler
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Probing IDE interface ide1...
hdc: QSI CD-RW/DVD-ROM SBW-242, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 117210240 sectors (60011 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(100)
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 < p5 p6 >
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
i8042.c: Detected active multiplexing controller, rev 1.1.
serio: i8042 AUX0 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 AUX1 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 AUX2 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 AUX3 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
input: PS/2 Generic Mouse on isa0060/serio4
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 4096 buckets, 32Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 32768 bind 65536)
NET: Registered protocol family 1
ACPI: (supports S0 S1 S3 S4 S4bios S5)
BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 1 devices found
init init/main.c:726
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 200k freed
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1d.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: UHCI Host Controller
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.0 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: irq 10, io base 00001200
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1d.1[B] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: UHCI Host Controller
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.1 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: irq 11, io base 00001600
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1d.2[C] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: UHCI Host Controller
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1d.2 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: irq 11, io base 00001700
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
EXT3 FS on hda1, internal journal
Adding 1124508k swap on /dev/hda5. Priority:-1 extents:1
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected an Intel 855PM Chipset.
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 439M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xb0000000
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hda6, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
ieee1394: Initialized config rom entry `ip1394'
ohci1394: $Rev: 1223 $ Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:00.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.0 (PCI): IRQ=[11] MMIO=[d0001800-d0001fff] Max Packet=[2048]
hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:01.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xe0ad6000, 00:02:3f:b8:68:c8, IRQ 11
eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
ip1394: $Rev: 1224 $ Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
ip1394: eth1: IEEE-1394 IPv4 over 1394 Ethernet (fw-host0)
ipw2100: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Driver, 0.54
ipw2100: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:02.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ipw2100: 0000:02:02.0: Detected at mem: 0xD0000000-0xD0000FFF -> e0af8000, irq: 11
eth2: Using hotplug firmware load.
eth2: Bound to 0000:02:02.0
eth2: Associated with 'MEDION' at 1Mbps, channel 6
ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[00023f3632000d23]
ACPI: AC Adapter [AC] (on-line)
ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT0] (battery present)
ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
ACPI: Sleep Button (CM) [SLPB]
ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports C1 C2 C3, 8 throttling states)
Linux Kernel Card Services
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:03.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:02:03.0 [14c0:0012]
Yenta: Using CSCINT to route CSC interrupts to PCI
Yenta: Routing CardBus interrupts to PCI
Yenta TI: socket 0000:02:03.0, mfunc 0x00111c12, devctl 0x44
Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x0000, PCI irq 11
Socket status: 30000006
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x230-0x237 0x300-0x30f 0x378-0x37f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
inserting floppy driver for 2.6.8.1-12mdk
floppy0: no floppy controllers found
inserting floppy driver for 2.6.8.1-12mdk
floppy0: no floppy controllers found
NET: Registered protocol family 17
eth0: link down
eth2: Association lost.
ipw2100: eth2: Restarting adapter.
eth2: Using hotplug firmware load.
eth2: Associated with 'WLAN' at 11Mbps, channel 10
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:1f.5[B] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.5 to 64
intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 49577 usecs
intel8x0: clocking to 48000
Bluetooth: Core ver 2.6
NET: Registered protocol family 31
Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.3
Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.3
Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
NET: Registered protocol family 10
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c0322b60(lo)
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture.... found (800x600, 10377 bytes, v3).
bootsplash: status on console 0 changed to on
bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture.... found (800x600, 10377 bytes, v3).
bootsplash: status on console 1 changed to on
bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture.... found (800x600, 10377 bytes, v3).
bootsplash: status on console 2 changed to on
bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture.... found (800x600, 10377 bytes, v3).
bootsplash: status on console 3 changed to on
bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture.... found (800x600, 10377 bytes, v3).
bootsplash: status on console 4 changed to on
bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture.... found (800x600, 10377 bytes, v3).
bootsplash: status on console 5 changed to on
mtrr: 0xa8000000,0x4000000 overlaps existing 0xa8000000,0x100000
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
[drm] Initialized radeon 1.11.0 20020828 on minor 0:
mtrr: 0xa8000000,0x4000000 overlaps existing 0xa8000000,0x100000
agpgart: Found an AGP 2.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 1x mode
agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:01:00.0 into 1x mode
[drm] Loading R200 Microcode
eth2: no IPv6 routers present
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
 
Old 12-29-2004, 12:25 PM   #2
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I've had trouble with MDK10.1 OE and USB, but it is working better after I installed a whole load of updates with urpmi
See what usb modules are loaded with lsmod (as root)
I need: usbcore, usb-storage, scsi_mod
If these are not listed modprobe them like this modprobe usbcore etc.
Then try again.
 
Old 12-29-2004, 07:20 PM   #3
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i loaded updates using the 'mandrakelinux update' tool. don't know how to use urpmi yet...
usbcore was already loaded. i added usb-storage and scsi_mod to /etc/modules and rebooted. (trying to be smart... )
after reboot, lsmod shows usb-storage and scsi_mod had not loaded... nothing has changed. no sd* devices in /dev.
so i loaded them with modprobe, unplugged the disk and plugged it back in, but still nothing has changed, except for a scsi directory appearing in /proc.
not sure what to do now.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 02:14 AM   #4
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For urpmi, take a look at:

http://www.urpmi-addmedia.org/

Or do a search on these forums. It's neat.

Meanwhile, make sure usb the modules are loaded, then plug in your disk, then take a look at the last 30 lines of /var/log/messages. That should give you some hints as to what is going on.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 01:50 PM   #5
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cheers for the urpmi tip - got the updates fine.

i rebooted and loaded the two missing modules. plugged in the disk and waited about a minute before checking /var/log/messages - pasted a snippet of the last few lines below. seems like the modules load, but nothing happens after that.

Dec 30 18:37:18 localhost kernel: mtrr: 0xa8000000,0x4000000 overlaps existing 0xa8000000,0x100000
Dec 30 18:37:18 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
Dec 30 18:37:18 localhost kernel: [drm] Initialized radeon 1.11.0 20020828 on minor 0:
Dec 30 18:37:18 localhost kernel: mtrr: 0xa8000000,0x4000000 overlaps existing 0xa8000000,0x100000
Dec 30 18:37:18 localhost kernel: agpgart: Found an AGP 2.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
Dec 30 18:37:18 localhost kernel: agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 1x mode
Dec 30 18:37:18 localhost kernel: agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:01:00.0 into 1x mode
Dec 30 18:37:18 localhost kernel: [drm] Loading R200 Microcode
Dec 30 18:37:31 localhost kde3(pam_unix)[3608]: session opened for user amar by (uid=0)
Dec 30 18:37:33 localhost net_applet[4369]: ### Program is starting ###
Dec 30 18:37:35 localhost gconfd (amar-4400): starting (version 2.6.4), pid 4400 user 'amar'
Dec 30 18:37:36 localhost gconfd (amar-4400): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory" to a read-only config source at position 0
Dec 30 18:37:36 localhost gconfd (amar-4400): Resolved address "xml:readwrite:/home/amar/.gconf" to a writable config source at position 1
Dec 30 18:37:36 localhost gconfd (amar-4400): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults" to a read-only config source at position 2
Dec 30 18:38:22 localhost kernel: cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
Dec 30 18:39:23 localhost su(pam_unix)[4646]: session opened for user root by amar(uid=501)
Dec 30 18:39:36 localhost kernel: SCSI subsystem initialized
Dec 30 18:39:36 localhost kernel: Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
Dec 30 18:39:36 localhost kernel: usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
Dec 30 18:39:36 localhost kernel: USB Mass Storage support registered.

as a sanity check, i plugged the hard disk into a winxp machine and it picked it up no problem.

any ideas? thanks again
 
Old 01-01-2005, 11:34 AM   #6
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Hmmm, not sure what is going on here.

Maybe you need some more updates (I did!)

You might try setting up urpmi as above, then I had success with this:

<ctrl><alt><F1> to give you a login screen. Login as root.

init 3 to take you to single-user mode (I'm not sure that this is strictly necessary, but it seems sensible)
urpmi.update -a it updates some stuff.
urpmi --auto-select it downloaded 600MB+ of updates and installed them. This took me about an hour on DSL. You do not have to do anything - just leave it to get on with it.

When it has finished do
init 5 to take you back to multiuser mode
Logout.
<ctrl><alt><F7> to take you back to your GUI login.

Try again, I think you'll find things are better.
 
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there were some more updates through the single-user mode process you mentioned, though definitely not 600MB for me...

mandrake is still not picking up the drive. really very strange.

i downloaded the knoppix live CD, and it picked the disk up after i modprobe'd the ehci_hcd module manually - i just had to mkdir a dir in the /mnt directory and then mount the usb device it listed in fdisk -l. (this as using the 2.6 kernel as well.)

i tried with suse 9.1 too, but that too wasn't picking up the drive either. and that's odd because the hcl mentions suse picking the drive up.

i am beginning to wonder if it's my hardware, but if knoppix picks up the drive, then surely not...
 
Old 01-03-2005, 04:31 AM   #8
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This is all very strange, and I confess that I have just about run out of ideas for you to try. As a last resort you might try:

-Plug in the drive, logout, login, look at the log files. Can you mount the disk?

-Plug in the drive, reboot, login, look at the log files, can you mount the disk?

-Some USB drives have very strange partitioning- you might check this with fdisk, and simplify it if you can.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 06:26 AM   #9
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thanks tredegar, i'm guessing the problem is quite simple but subtle... i will try what you suggest.

orginally the disk was ntfs, but i trashed it and tried a smaller fat32 partition for testing...

i'll dig around with knoppix and see where things lead me...

cheers again!
 
  


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