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Old 06-28-2004, 07:33 PM   #1
mmeijer
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usb stick in slackware9.1 on zd7000 notebook


please help with my usb stick!

It seems like the stick is ready to mount except in /var/log/syslog
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Jun 28 21:13:19 beetles modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module block-major-8
Jun 28 21:13:19 beetles last message repeated 7 times
Jun 28 21:13:19 beetles kernel: hub.c: connect-debounce failed, port 4 disabled
Jun 28 21:13:49 beetles last message repeated 15 times
Jun 28 21:14:49 beetles last message repeated 30 times
this repeats while the stick is plugged in.

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lsmod says: (this is good, no?)
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
usb-storage 65536 0 (unused)
uhci 24496 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 16872 0 (unused)
usbcore 58400 1 [usb-storage uhci ehci-hcd]
ohci1394 24200 0 (unused)

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When I try to mount any of the sda devices, it`s always..

root> mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb1
mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device

Does the block-major-8 point towards recompiling the kernel?

Any hints GREATLY appreciated!!!
 
Old 06-28-2004, 08:00 PM   #2
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Post the output of:
cat /proc/scsi/scsi
 
Old 06-28-2004, 08:04 PM   #3
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root> cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Attached devices: none

doesn't look very promising

what do I need to do to get something recognized there?
 
Old 06-28-2004, 08:11 PM   #4
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thanks for the fast response btw!!
 
Old 06-28-2004, 08:44 PM   #5
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Hmm... Do you have the appropriate support enabled (SCSI disk support and generic SCSI, along with the proper USB host protocol)? After making sure you do (add those things in if you dont), do this command as root:
lsusb
and post the output.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 06:12 PM   #6
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Does slackware 9.1 include a precompiled kernel with SCSI support? ex/ raid.s, scsi.s, scsi2.s, scsi3.s ??
Then how do I know which one?

Or I need to compile it in later?


thanKs!!!
 
Old 07-02-2004, 06:57 PM   #7
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Try these commands as root:
modprobe sg
modprobe sd_mod
modprobe usb-storage
modprobe usb-ohci
modprobe usb-uhci
modprobe usb-ehci
 
Old 07-02-2004, 07:05 PM   #8
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Ah.. but you see, I'm reinstalling and want to choose the best kernel for SCSI and USB.

It's not for this that I'm reinstalling.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 09:50 PM   #9
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I'm not sure of which kernel to choose, since I don't use Slackware (I do, but not modern versions, more like 4.0). Do you know how to recompile a kernel? If you do, you can choose any kernel.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 12:13 AM   #10
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what are you using old (4.0) Slackware for? you coding?

I like your Einstein quote, I have it on my quotes page..
http://www.geocities.com/mmeijer/quotes_einstein.htm

Almost reinstalled Slack, been busy working .. REALLY looking forward to workplace with Linux,
using Windoze now. Fortunately I can do my design in Linux and then use (almost) the same
source in Windoze, just recompile.

Going to try all those modprobes out.

thanks again, I'll post again in a bit
 
  


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