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Old 08-09-2002, 05:22 AM   #1
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Usb mass storage device

Hello to all.

Here is the question: I have a notebook's harddisk attached to an external ide interface, connected to usb.
I recompiled kernel in order to make it works (I activated usb mass storage support, scis support for disk and usb support), but even if system see the hardware, I can't access and mount the disk.
Could someone help?
Do a particular driver exist for this hardware?

Old 08-09-2002, 05:57 AM   #2
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Well, I would give this a go...

Open a term
modprobe usb-storage
mount -t <filesystem> /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdrive

And hope it worked.
Old 08-10-2002, 06:52 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply, but it didn't work.

When I mount device, system reply:

"sda1 is not a valide device"

I tried with other device name, but I recived same message.
Perhaps my external interface is not supported, (It give me problems also in windosw: in Windows2000 I can access the disk, but I can not format it or partition it. )

I tried also to install linux with this device attached, in order to see if system detected it automatically, but everything was vane........

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Did you add the the device in fstab? Also, on my laptop, my external usb drive was found under sda4.
Old 08-12-2002, 03:16 AM   #5
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No, device is not listened in fstab.....

Vane, vane, vane........ device is attached, system give it driver, but in the scis log I see a beautyfull "NULL"!!!!!!!!!!
I think I can't use this device in the right way.

Do Perhaps someone know an alternative? A particular driver or somethink similar.....




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