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Old 10-09-2004, 07:20 PM   #1
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Firewire support at boot


Hi,

I have to admit that I am absolutely new to Linux. I am using Fedora. Up to now, I did succeed in installing some applications. But that is about it.

Now I am trying to use my external Firewire HD under Linux. It does work in general. However, what I figured out is that first I need to call modprobe for ieee1394, ohci1394 and sbp2 and after that I can mount the firewire HD.

I also tried to mount it at boot-up by adding it to /etc/fstab. That, however, did not have the desired effect. I guess because the firewire module is not loaded at boot-up. How can I get the firewire module loaded at boot time such that my entry in fstab does work?

I hope that my description of my problem is accurate. If not, please remember that I am new to Linux

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 08:26 PM   #2
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What driver are loaded? Can you post the output of [lsmod]?
 
Old 10-09-2004, 08:54 PM   #3
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After I have loaded the abovementioned modules lsmod gives the following:

I believe (but did not verify it yet) that sbp2, ohci1394, and ieee1394 are not loaded after boot-up)

Module Size Used by
sbp2 20937 1
ohci1394 31577 0
ieee1394 285333 2 sbp2,ohci1394
snd_pcm_oss 43129 0
snd_mixer_oss 14017 5 snd_pcm_oss
snd_intel8x0 30829 8
snd_ac97_codec 58821 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm 83529 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0
snd_timer 25413 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 8393 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
gameport 4033 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_mpu401_uart 7361 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 21733 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 6473 1 snd_rawmidi
snd 45477 16 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97 _codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 7713 5 snd
parport_pc 21249 1
lp 9133 0
parport 35977 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 20677 0
ds 12869 4
yenta_socket 15937 1
pcmcia_core 51336 2 ds,yenta_socket
sunrpc 141861 1
e100 34373 0
mii 3777 1 e100
ipt_REJECT 5057 1
ipt_state 1857 1
ip_conntrack 25569 1 ipt_state
iptable_filter 2369 1
ip_tables 13889 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
sg 28513 0
microcode 5601 0
nls_utf8 1729 3
ntfs 122612 3
dm_mod 47317 0
sd_mod 17473 2
usb_storage 58121 0
scsi_mod 105360 4 sbp2,sg,sd_mod,usb_storage
joydev 7169 0
uhci_hcd 28505 0
button 4825 0
battery 7117 0
asus_acpi 9177 0
ac 3533 0
radeon 113669 2
md5 3905 1
ipv6 217349 10
ext3 96937 1
jbd 66521 1 ext3

And this is the output of lsmod right after booting:

snd_mixer_oss 14017 3
snd_intel8x0 30829 4
snd_ac97_codec 58821 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm 83529 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_timer 25413 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 8393 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
gameport 4033 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_mpu401_uart 7361 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 21733 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 6473 1 snd_rawmidi
snd 45477 10 snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_devi ce
soundcore 7713 4 snd
parport_pc 21249 1
lp 9133 0
parport 35977 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 20677 0
ds 12869 4
yenta_socket 15937 1
pcmcia_core 51336 2 ds,yenta_socket
sunrpc 141861 1
e100 34373 0
mii 3777 1 e100
ipt_REJECT 5057 1
ipt_state 1857 1
ip_conntrack 25569 1 ipt_state
iptable_filter 2369 1
ip_tables 13889 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
sg 28513 0
microcode 5601 0
nls_utf8 1729 2
ntfs 122612 2
dm_mod 47317 0
sd_mod 17473 0
usb_storage 58121 0
scsi_mod 105360 3 sg,sd_mod,usb_storage
joydev 7169 0
uhci_hcd 28505 0
button 4825 0
battery 7117 0
asus_acpi 9177 0
ac 3533 0
radeon 113669 2
md5 3905 1
ipv6 217349 10
ext3 96937 1
jbd 66521 1 ext3

As you can see, the firewire modules are not loaded. How can I load them such that my firewire HD can be mounted when Fedora boots?

Last edited by BeginnerX1; 10-10-2004 at 11:49 AM.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:05 PM   #4
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I don't know for sure about Fedora, but I do know that for Mandrake (so I assume this probably applies to Fedora as well) you can load modules at startup by adding lines to the file /etc/modules.conf

Adding lines like

modprobe [module_name]

to /etc/modules.conf allows me to load modules when it boots, so perhaps that will help you as well.
 
  


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