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  1. #1
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    Toshiba external USB hard drive not recognized

    I need help with a toshiba USB external hard drive + cd:
    Bus 004 Device 009: ID 0930:0b05 Toshiba Corp.
    about my computer
    #emerge --info
    Portage 2.1.1-r2 (default-linux/ppc/ppc32/2006.0/G4, gcc-4.1.1, glibc-2.4-r3, 2.6.18-gentoo-r3 ppc)
    System uname: 2.6.18-gentoo-r3 ppc 7447A, altivec supported
    Gentoo Base System version 1.6.15
    Last Sync: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 22:00:01 +0000
    app-admin/eselect-compiler: [Not Present]
    dev-java/java-config: 1.2.11-r1
    dev-lang/python:     2.4.3-r4
    dev-python/pycrypto: 2.0.1-r5
    dev-util/ccache:     [Not Present]
    dev-util/confcache:  [Not Present]
    sys-apps/sandbox:    1.2.17
    sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.60
    sys-devel/automake:  1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r2
    sys-devel/binutils:  2.17
    sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.3.13-r4
    sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.22
    virtual/os-headers:  2.6.16
    CFLAGS="-O2 -mcpu=G4 -mtune=G4 -maltivec -mabi=altivec -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe"
    CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/3.4/env /usr/kde/3.4/share/config /usr/kde/3.4/shutdown /usr/kde/3.5/env /usr/kde/3.5/share/config /usr/kde/3.5/shutdown /usr/share/X11/xkb /usr/share/config /usr/share/texmf/dvipdfm/config/ /usr/share/texmf/dvips/config/ /usr/share/texmf/tex/generic/config/ /usr/share/texmf/tex/platex/config/ /usr/share/texmf/xdvi/"
    CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/env.d /etc/gconf /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/terminfo"
    CXXFLAGS="-O2 -mcpu=G4 -mtune=G4 -maltivec -mabi=altivec -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe"
    FEATURES="autoconfig distlocks metadata-transfer sandbox sfperms strict"
    PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --delete-after --stats --timeout=180 --exclude='/distfiles' --exclude='/local' --exclude='/packages'"
    USE="ppc X alsa alsa_cards_aoa alsa_cards_aoa-fabric-layout alsa_cards_aoa-onyx alsa_cards_aoa-soundbus alsa_cards_aoa-soundbus-i2s alsa_cards_aoa-tas alsa_cards_aoa-toonie alsa_cards_powermac alsa_cards_usb-audio alsa_cards_via82xx alsa_pcm_plugins_adpcm alsa_pcm_plugins_alaw alsa_pcm_plugins_asym alsa_pcm_plugins_copy alsa_pcm_plugins_dmix alsa_pcm_plugins_dshare alsa_pcm_plugins_dsnoop alsa_pcm_plugins_empty alsa_pcm_plugins_extplug alsa_pcm_plugins_file alsa_pcm_plugins_hooks alsa_pcm_plugins_iec958 alsa_pcm_plugins_ioplug alsa_pcm_plugins_ladspa alsa_pcm_plugins_lfloat alsa_pcm_plugins_linear alsa_pcm_plugins_meter alsa_pcm_plugins_mulaw alsa_pcm_plugins_multi alsa_pcm_plugins_null alsa_pcm_plugins_plug alsa_pcm_plugins_rate alsa_pcm_plugins_route alsa_pcm_plugins_share alsa_pcm_plugins_shm alsa_pcm_plugins_softvol altivec apache2 apm arts berkdb bitmap-fonts bonobo cdr cli cracklib crypt cups djvu dlloader dri dvd eds elibc_glibc emboss encode esd foomaticdb fortran gdbm gif gnome gpm gstreamer gtk gtkhtml iconv imagemagick imlib input_devices_keyboard input_devices_mouse ipv6 isdnlog java jpeg kernel_linux ldap libg++ libwww linguas_es mad math mikmod motif mozilla mp3 mpeg mysql ncurses nls nptl nsplugin ogg opengl pam pcre perl png pppd python qt3 qt4 quicktime readline reflection ruby sdl session spell spl ssl svg tcpd tetex truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts udev unicode userland_GNU video_cards_radeon vorbis xml xorg xv zlib"
    The problem is that I cannot access de drive:
    # dmesg
    usb 4-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 9
    PM: Adding info for usb:4-2
    PM: Adding info for No Bus:usbdev4.9_ep00
    usb 4-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    PM: Adding info for usb:4-2:1.0
    scsi7 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    PM: Adding info for No Bus:host7
    PM: Adding info for No Bus:usbdev4.9_ep01
    PM: Adding info for No Bus:usbdev4.9_ep82
    usb-storage: device found at 9
    usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
    PM: Adding info for No Bus:target7:0:0
      Vendor:           Model:                   Rev:     
      Type:   CD-ROM                             ANSI SCSI revision: 00
    PM: Adding info for scsi:7:0:0:0
    PM: Adding info for No Bus:target7:0:1
    PM: Removing info for No Bus:target7:0:1
    PM: Adding info for No Bus:target7:0:2
    PM: Removing info for No Bus:target7:0:2
    PM: Adding info for No Bus:target7:0:3
    PM: Removing info for No Bus:target7:0:3
    PM: Adding info for No Bus:target7:0:4
    PM: Removing info for No Bus:target7:0:4
    PM: Adding info for No Bus:target7:0:5
    PM: Removing info for No Bus:target7:0:5
    PM: Adding info for No Bus:target7:0:6
    PM: Removing info for No Bus:target7:0:6
    PM: Adding info for No Bus:target7:0:7
    PM: Removing info for No Bus:target7:0:7
    usb-storage: device scan complete
    # cat /proc/partitions
    major minor  #blocks  name
       3     0   58605120 hda
       3     1         31 hda1
       3     2       8704 hda2
       3     3   13183594 hda3
       3     4     570262 hda4
       3     5   44842520 hda5
       3     6          8 hda6
    however, I get this quite weird situation...
    # ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/usb*
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 ene 14 20:20 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-ST940211_5A_DEF10AFAB67D -> ../../sda
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 ene 14 20:20 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-ST940211_5A_DEF10AFAB67D-part1 -> ../../sda1
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 ene 14 20:20 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-ST940211_5A_DEF10AFAB67D-part2 -> ../../sda2
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 ene 14 20:20 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-ST940211_5A_DEF10AFAB67D-part3 -> ../../sda3
    'cause none of those devices exist:
     # mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /mnt/test/
    mount: el dispositivo especial /dev/sda1 no existe
    I've previously formatted the drive in three ext3 partitions using my old debian i386 pc (kernel 2.6. which can access the drive perfectly.
    I provide part of my kernel .config that maybe helpful as an attachment...
    Attached Files Attached Files

  2. #2
    I do not fully understand the .config files for kernels. What I can suggest is that while running make menuconfig make sure you that you select
    1. USB filesystem support and,
    2. USB Mass storage support.

    Sorry could not help you much . Just answering because saw this post in "unanswered section".
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    --Rob Pike
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    Thanks for your reply. I think USB support and even SCSI support are enabled 'cos any other USB device is completely recognized. I've got no idea what's wrong 'cos, as I said above, on my debian's box (kernel 2.6.8-386) the device works fine.

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    If it works fine on your debian box then it will work on your gentoo box, but you have probably just missed a setting in the kernel config.

    Code is Poetry

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