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Old 01-16-2005, 11:19 PM   #1
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Western Digital external USB. RedHat

RedHat 2.4.21-4.EL
have attached the drive and see it in dmesg output:
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Starting timer : 0 0
usb-uhci.c: interrupt, status 3, frame# 760
Vendor: WDC Model: WD800BB-00FJA0 Rev: 13.0
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Starting timer : 0 0
WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
USB Mass Storage device found at 2

and in /proc/scsi/scsi
[root@localhost boot]# cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: WDC Model: WD800BB-00FJA0 Rev: 13.0
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi1 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: HL-DT-ST Model: CD-RW GCE-8160B Rev: 1.02
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02

What now? I think I'm supposed to get a device assigned to and then mount the device. Help is greatly appreciated.
Old 01-17-2005, 10:53 AM   #2
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Old 01-17-2005, 01:17 PM   #3
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skunkburner's post was mostly correct. You will probably have to load the usb-storage module also. modprobe usb-storage
Old 01-17-2005, 04:39 PM   #4
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Ok, I have a similar problem. I've seen the other post that was linked to and did a modprobe usb-storage and dmesg says that USB Mass Storage is initialized, but gives no sda number for the specific drive (*Maxtor One-Touch). It found both USB hubs, so the USB service is working, but I don't know where to go from here. I'm on Knoppix 3.7. Any help would be appreciated.


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