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    Mount WD My Book USB Drive?


    Hello,

    I just purchased a Western Digital My Book 1TB for doing backups. I can get it to come up fine in WindowsXP, but haven't had any luck with Linux. I'm currently using CentOS 4.5. When I plug in the device I get this in my /var/log/messages:

    Sep 28 11:22:03 ny2 kernel: usb 1-2: USB disconnect, address 3
    Sep 28 11:22:15 ny2 kernel: usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using address 4
    Sep 28 11:22:15 ny2 kernel: scsi2 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    Sep 28 11:22:15 ny2 kernel: Vendor: WD Model: My Book Device Rev: 104a
    Sep 28 11:22:15 ny2 kernel: Type: Enclosure ANSI SCSI revision: 02
    Sep 28 11:22:16 ny2 kernel: input: USB HID v1.11 Device [Western Digital My Book] on usb-0000:00:0f.2-2


    How would I got about mounting this? Thanks!

    --Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by billb3 View Post
    Hello,

    I just purchased a Western Digital My Book 1TB for doing backups. I can get it to come up fine in WindowsXP, but haven't had any luck with Linux. I'm currently using CentOS 4.5. When I plug in
    --Bill
    This doesn't help much, but I am having the same problem. I'm using Slackware, but I'd assume any solution would be the same there. For me, only an sg (SCSI Generic) device gets assigned, which isn't useful for talking to the device. No sd* device gets assigned.

    I've found some hints elsewhere that it *should* work, but following those documented steps hasn't led me anywhere. I'm on the verge of returning the drive and trying something else. Too bad; I rather like the way it powers itself on/off when turn on/off my machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billb3 View Post
    Hello,

    I just purchased a Western Digital My Book 1TB for doing backups. I can get it to come up fine in WindowsXP, but haven't had any luck with Linux. I'm currently using CentOS 4.5. When I plug in the device I get this in my /var/log/messages:

    Sep 28 11:22:03 ny2 kernel: usb 1-2: USB disconnect, address 3
    Sep 28 11:22:15 ny2 kernel: usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using address 4
    Sep 28 11:22:15 ny2 kernel: scsi2 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    Sep 28 11:22:15 ny2 kernel: Vendor: WD Model: My Book Device Rev: 104a
    Sep 28 11:22:15 ny2 kernel: Type: Enclosure ANSI SCSI revision: 02
    Sep 28 11:22:16 ny2 kernel: input: USB HID v1.11 Device [Western Digital My Book] on usb-0000:00:0f.2-2


    How would I got about mounting this? Thanks!

    --Bill

    Hi again, I think I just figured it out... Unfortunately, I can't give step-by-step directions for your OS, but this is what I did:

    First, I'm running Slackware, as I mentioned before, but that's not actually important to the problem.

    Second, I'm running a 2.4 kernel still. You're probably on 2.6.something, but I think it's still the same....

    I had to recompile my kernel to enable:

    Code:
    --- Some SCSI devices (e.g. CD jukebox) support multiple LUNs
    [*] Probe all LUNs on each SCSI device
    (and then install the new kernel) And then it suddenly started working. If that option is already enabled for you, then I'm not sure what to suggest. And if you're not familiar with recompiling your kernel I would have to suggest getting help from someone more familiar with your OS; recompiling things on Slackware doesn't break the package manager.

    Best of luck to you!
    [M-M]

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    Thanks for the tip, I'll give that a try and post up!

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