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Old 05-28-2003, 10:07 AM   #1
skatelong
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external device; firewire


i have recently began playing with knopix v3.1 on my sony viao. however, i am having trouble getting the os to recognize my fire wire hard drive. does anyone know how to find the drive? or if maybe this is something that has been worked out with knopix v3.2?
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Old 05-28-2003, 10:24 AM   #2
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I have a Maxtor 5000XT firewire drive connected via a Tekram PCMCIA firewire card. OS is Redhat 9 on a Dell Inspiron 4100. Filesystem is FAT32 (for both win and linux)

You didn't supply much info, so I tought I would just post my way of doing things


This is how I mount my drive manually:

1) Attach the drive
2) Load The Drivers:
Code:
modprobe ohci1394 && modprobe sbp2
3) Mount the filesystem:
Code:
mount -t vfat -o defaults,umask=0,quiet /dev/sda1 /some/fancy/folder/firewire/

And this is how I unmount it:

1) Unmount:
Code:
umount /some/fancy/folder/firewire/
2) If the umount fails because the filesystem is busy, use the command to see what processes are using the disk:
Code:
lsof /home/oysth/mnt/firewire
3) Next unload the sbp2 driver (don't unload the ohci1394 driver):
Code:
modprobe -r sbp2
4) Finally, disconnect the drive from the cable.
 
  


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