Hi,
I am new to Linux and trying for several days now to get access to my 80GB HDD which is in a USB/IEEE enclosure.

I checked the IEEE modules and they are loaded asper the following return:

[root@localhost marcel]# /sbin/insmod ieee1394
Using /lib/modules/2.4.20-20.9/kernel/drivers/ieee1394/ieee1394.o
insmod: a module named ieee1394 already exists
[root@localhost marcel]# /sbin/insmod ohci1394
Using /lib/modules/2.4.20-20.9/kernel/drivers/ieee1394/ohci1394.o
insmod: a module named ohci1394 already exists

By looking through dmesg return I can see the following confirming the drive:

[root@localhost marcel]# dmesg

AMD_IDE: Bios didn't set cable bits corectly. Enabling workaround.
AMD_IDE: PCI device 10de:0065 (nVidia Corporation) (rev a2) UDMA100 controller on pci00:09.0
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf000-0xf007, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbMA
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddMA
hda: WDC WD400JB-00ENA0, ATA DISK drive
hdb: PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-115, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
blk: queue c03c5920, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hdd: HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8240B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 78165360 sectors (40021 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=4865/255/63, UDMA(100)
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
Partition check:
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4 < hda5 >
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.

VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
scsi0 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.8
<Adaptec 2902/04/10/15/20/30C SCSI adapter>
aic7850: Single Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 3/253 SCBs

blk: queue c35e0614, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
Vendor: SEAGATE Model: ST39103LW Rev: 0002
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
blk: queue c35e0814, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
Vendor: IOMEGA Model: ZIP 100 Rev: D.13
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
blk: queue c35e0a14, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
scsi0:A:3:0: Tagged Queuing enabled. Depth 253
Attached scsi disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 3, lun 0
Attached scsi removable disk sdb at scsi0, channel 0, id 5, lun 0
(scsi0:A:3): 10.000MB/s transfers (10.000MHz, offset 15)
SCSI device sda: 17783240 512-byte hdwr sectors (9105 MB)
sda:
sdb : READ CAPACITY failed.
sdb : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Additional sense indicates Medium not present
sdb : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sdb: I/O error: dev 08:10, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:10, sector 0
unable to read partition table

EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.

usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xf888f000, IRQ 11
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:02.0, PCI device 10de:0067 (nVidia Corporation)
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1

EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide0(3,3), internal journal

sdb : READ CAPACITY failed.
sdb : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Additional sense indicates Medium not present
sdb : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sdb: Write Protect is off
sdb: I/O error: dev 08:10, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:10, sector 0
unable to read partition table
Device not ready. Make sure there is a disc in the drive.
sdb : READ CAPACITY failed.
sdb : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Additional sense indicates Medium not present
sdb : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sdb: Write Protect is off
sdb: I/O error: dev 08:10, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:10, sector 0
unable to read partition table
sdb : READ CAPACITY failed.
sdb : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Additional sense indicates Medium not present
sdb : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sdb: Write Protect is off
sdb: I/O error: dev 08:10, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:10, sector 0
unable to read partition table
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb.c: registered new driver usbscanner
Vendor: SanDisk Model: ImageMate CF-SD1 Rev: 0100
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi removable disk sdc at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
SCSI device sdc: 250880 512-byte hdwr sectors (128 MB)
sdc: Write Protect is off
sdc: sdc1
WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
USB Mass Storage device found at 2
scanner.c: USB scanner device (0x04b8/0x011d) now attached to scanner0
USB Mass Storage support registered.
scanner.c: 0.4.12:USB Scanner Driver


ohci1394: $Rev: 693 $ Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
ohci1394_0: Unexpected PCI resource length of 1000!
ohci1394_0: OHCI-1394 1.0 (PCI): IRQ=[5] MMIO=[dc001000-dc0017ff] Max Packet=[2048]
ieee1394: SelfID completion called outside of bus reset!
sdb : READ CAPACITY failed.
sdb : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Additional sense indicates Medium not present
sdb : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sdb: Write Protect is off
sdb: I/O error: dev 08:10, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:10, sector 0
unable to read partition table
Device not ready. Make sure there is a disc in the drive.
ieee1394: Device added: Node[00:1023] GUID[0030e0f4001014e9] [Oxford Semiconductor Ltd. ]
ieee1394: Host added: Node[01:1023] GUID[00308d0120d2d4ad] [Linux OHCI-1394]
ieee1394: sbp2: Logged into SBP-2 device
ieee1394: sbp2: Node[00:1023]: Max speed [S400] - Max payload [2048]
scsi2 : IEEE-1394 SBP-2 protocol driver (host: <NULL>)
$Rev: 707 $ James Goodwin <jamesg@filanet.com>
SBP-2 module load options:
- Max speed supported: S400
- Max sectors per I/O supported: 255
- Max outstanding commands supported: 64
- Max outstanding commands per lun supported: 1
- Serialized I/O (debug): no
- Exclusive login: yes
ieee1394: sbp2: hpsb_send_packet failed
ieee1394: Device removed: Node[00:1023] GUID[0030e0f4001014e9] [Oxford Semiconductor Ltd. ]
ieee1394: sbp2: Logged out of SBP-2 device
ieee1394: Host removed: Node[01:1023] GUID[00308d0120d2d4ad] [Linux OHCI-1394]
sdb : READ CAPACITY failed.
sdb : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Additional sense indicates Medium not present
sdb : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sdb: Write Protect is off
sdb: I/O error: dev 08:10, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:10, sector 0
unable to read partition table
Device not ready. Make sure there is a disc in the drive.

sdb: I/O error: dev 08:10, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:10, sector 0
unable to read partition table
Device not ready. Make sure there is a disc in the drive.
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide0(3,2), internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
ohci1394: $Rev: 693 $ Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
ohci1394_0: Unexpected PCI resource length of 1000!
ohci1394_0: OHCI-1394 1.0 (PCI): IRQ=[5] MMIO=[dc001000-dc0017ff] Max Packet=[2048]
ieee1394: SelfID completion called outside of bus reset!
ieee1394: Host added: Node[00:1023] GUID[00308d0120d2d4ad] [Linux OHCI-1394]
ieee1394: sbp2: Logged into SBP-2 device
ieee1394: sbp2: Node[01:1023]: Max speed [S400] - Max payload [2048]
ieee1394: Device added: Node[01:1023] GUID[0030e0f4001014e9] [Oxford Semiconductor Ltd. ]
sdb : READ CAPACITY failed.


I am having a bit of a hard time at interpretating he above, but seems like there is a problem with accessing the drive.

The 80Gb has a Fat16, a Fat32 and an NTFS partition. I have to tried to put the needed entries in fstab, but I don't know what parameters to enter

I found a good site which gave a clue as to how to mount an IEEE drive: http://www.sb.fsu.edu/~xray/Manuals/FireWire_Linux.html but I bogged down on getting the exact details of the drive (their exemple is a newly installed - therefore empthy drive - but mine is full of stuff.

The return of fdisk gives me this, and note that the sda shows all empty data...

fdisk:

[root@localhost marcel]# /sbin/sfdisk -l

(my SCSI HDD)

Disque /dev/sda : 8683 cylindres, 64 têtes, 32 secteurs/piste
Unités = cylindres de 1048576 octets, blocs de 1024 octets, à partir de 0

Device Boot Start End #cyls #blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 0 - 0 0 0 Vide
/dev/sda2 0 - 0 0 0 Vide
/dev/sda3 0 - 0 0 0 Vide
/dev/sda4 0 - 0 0 0 Vide

(my SanDisk flash card)

Disque /dev/sdb : 96 cylindres, 64 têtes, 32 secteurs/piste
Unités = cylindres de 1048576 octets, blocs de 1024 octets, à partir de 0

Device Boot Start End #cyls #blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 0 - 0 0 0 Vide
/dev/sdb2 0 - 0 0 0 Vide
/dev/sdb3 0 - 0 0 0 Vide
/dev/sdb4 * 0+ 95 96- 98288 6 FAT16

(my ZIP drive)

Disque /dev/sdc : 980 cylindres, 8 têtes, 32 secteurs/piste
Unités = cylindres de 131072 octets, blocs de 1024 octets, à partir de 0

Device Boot Start End #cyls #blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 * 0+ 978 979- 125296 6 FAT16
/dev/sdc2 0 - 0 0 0 Vide
/dev/sdc3 0 - 0 0 0 Vide
/dev/sdc4 0 - 0 0 0 Vide

Disque /dev/hda : 4865 cylindres, 255 têtes, 63 secteurs/piste
Unités = cylindres de 8225280 octets, blocs de 1024 octets, à partir de 0

(this must be my boot drive, I have XP loaded on one partition)

Device Boot Start End #cyls #blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 0+ 1274 1275- 10241406 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 1275 1287 13 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 1288 2562 1275 10241437+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 2563 4864 2302 18490815 f Win95 Etdue (LBA)
/dev/hda5 2563+ 2689 127- 1020096 82 Echange Linux

(I don't know what hdb refers to)
(I do not see anything for my IEEE drive)

Disque /dev/hdb : impossible d'obtenir la géométrie.

Disque /dev/hdb : 0 cylindres, 0 têtes, 0 secteurs/piste

sfdisk: ERREUR : le secteur 0 n'a aucune signature msdos.
/dev/hdb : partition non reconnue
Aucune partition trouvée