[svlug] Mounting USB drive

Jeff Frost jeff at frostconsultingllc.com
Fri Jan 5 11:45:20 PST 2007


It should not.  Now what happens if you remove both and reinsert the drive?

On Fri, 5 Jan 2007, Mark wrote:

> I just plugged in a USB stick in addition to the drive, now suddenly both showed up.
>
> What is interesting is that the stick is on sdb, while the drive is on sdc, although I plugged in the drive before the stick.
>
> lsusb still lists the drive as 4.3, while the stick is on 4.4
>
> Does it matter which port I stick the devices in?
>
> Thanks,
>
> MARK
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: jeff at frostconsultingllc.com
>> [mailto:jeff at frostconsultingllc.com]
>> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 11:22 AM
>> To: Mark
>> Cc: svlug at lists.svlug.org
>> Subject: Re: [svlug] Mounting USB drive
>>
>> What do the last few lines of the dmesg output look like?
>> Usually it will
>> show up as a scsi device (/dev/sdX).
>>
>> On Fri, 5 Jan 2007, Mark wrote:
>>
>>> Hello again,
>>>
>>> I got another one - how do I mount an external USB hard disk?
>>> I googled and it looks like everybody just magically has a
>> /dev/sd? or dev/hd? to start with.
>>>
>>> For some reason I don't, although it seems that the drive
>> is at least to some degree recognized and accepted.
>>>
>>> "kudzu -p" shows:
>>> class: HD
>>> bus: USB
>>> detached: 0
>>> desc: "Seagate ST94811U2-RK"
>>> usbclass: 8
>>> usbsubclass: 6
>>> usbprotocol: 80
>>> usbbus: 4
>>> usblevel: 2
>>> usbport: 1
>>> usbdev: 3
>>> vendorId: 0bc2
>>> deviceId: 0502
>>> usbmfr: Seagate
>>> usbprod: ST94811U2-RK
>>>
>>> Note that there is no "device:" entry like there is for the
>> other hard disks
>>>
>>> "lsusb" shows:
>>> Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
>>> Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0bc2:0502 Seagate RSS LLC
>>> Bus 004 Device 002: ID 413c:a001 Dell Computer Corp. Hub
>>> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
>>> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
>>> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
>>>
>>>
>>> I plugged the drive in after the system was booted.
>>>
>>> How do I find (or create) the proper /dev entry to go with
>> it? In case it helps to see which ones I have, I attached
>> them below (I
>>> left out the tty ones to keep it short). Since the disk is
>> listed at bus 4, device 3 I tried fdisk and mount on all /dev/usb4.3_*
>>> devices, but always got "Unable to open" from fdisk and
>> "is not a block device" from mount.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> MARK
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Content of /dev (minus the tty's):
>>> bus
>>> cdrom
>>> cdrom-hda
>>> console
>>> core
>>> disk
>>> fd
>>> full
>>> gpmctl
>>> hda
>>> hpet
>>> hw_random
>>> hwrng
>>> initctl
>>> input
>>> kmsg
>>> log
>>> loop0
>>> loop1
>>> loop2
>>> loop3
>>> loop4
>>> loop5
>>> loop6
>>> loop7
>>> MAKEDEV
>>> mapper
>>> md0
>>> mem
>>> net
>>> null
>>> nvram
>>> parport0
>>> parport1
>>> parport2
>>> parport3
>>> port
>>> ppp
>>> ptmx
>>> pts
>>> ram
>>> ram0
>>> ram1
>>> ram10
>>> ram11
>>> ram12
>>> ram13
>>> ram14
>>> ram15
>>> ram2
>>> ram3
>>> ram4
>>> ram5
>>> ram6
>>> ram7
>>> ram8
>>> ram9
>>> ramdisk
>>> random
>>> root
>>> rtc
>>> scanner
>>> scanner-sg0
>>> sda
>>> sda1
>>> sda2
>>> sda3
>>> sg0
>>> sg1
>>> shm
>>> snapshot
>>> stderr
>>> stdin
>>> stdout
>>> urandom
>>> usbdev1.1_ep00
>>> usbdev1.1_ep81
>>> usbdev2.1_ep00
>>> usbdev2.1_ep81
>>> usbdev3.1_ep00
>>> usbdev3.1_ep81
>>> usbdev4.1_ep00
>>> usbdev4.1_ep81
>>> usbdev4.2_ep00
>>> usbdev4.2_ep81
>>> usbdev4.3_ep00
>>> usbdev4.3_ep01
>>> usbdev4.3_ep82
>>> vcs
>>> vcs1
>>> vcs2
>>> vcs3
>>> vcs4
>>> vcs5
>>> vcs6
>>> vcsa
>>> vcsa1
>>> vcsa2
>>> vcsa3
>>> vcsa4
>>> vcsa5
>>> vcsa6
>>> VolGroup00
>>> X0R
>>> zero
>>>
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>>
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>> Frost Consulting, LLC 	http://www.frostconsultingllc.com/
>> Phone: 650-780-7908	FAX: 650-649-1954
>>
>
>
>

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Phone: 650-780-7908	FAX: 650-649-1954




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