I didn't see a lot of posts about this so either 11.2 doesn't like the drive or it doesn't like the card. I've installed a 4-port Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller card which it sees just fine however during boot it tries to talk to the 1TB FAT32 file system that is connected to that card (1 TB external Buffalo drive) and I see this:

[ 18.325442] via686a 0000:00:04.4: base address not set - upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr
[ 18.415369] ieee1394: Node added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[0040260219042339]
[ 18.415648] ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-01:1023] GUID[660050c5000123a2]
[ 18.472886] scsi2 : SBP-2 IEEE-1394
[ 19.577078] ieee1394: sbp2: Logged into SBP-2 device
[ 19.623211] ieee1394: sbp2: Node 0-00:1023: Max speed [S400] - Max payload [2048]
[ 40.816211] ieee1394: sbp2: aborting sbp2 command
[ 40.860613] scsi 2:0:0:0: CDB: Inquiry: 12 00 00 00 24 00
[ 40.907416] ieee1394: sbp2: hpsb_node_write failed.
[ 40.907444]
[ 70.992051] ieee1394: sbp2: aborting sbp2 command
[ 71.034766] scsi 2:0:0:0: CDB: Test Unit Ready: 00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 71.078530] ieee1394: sbp2: hpsb_node_write failed.
[ 71.078541]
[ 71.162624] ieee1394: sbp2: reset requested
[ 71.204564] ieee1394: sbp2: generating sbp2 fetch agent reset
[ 71.247380] ieee1394: sbp2: hpsb_node_write failed.
[ 71.247392]
[ 101.328054] ieee1394: sbp2: aborting sbp2 command
[ 101.370580] scsi 2:0:0:0: CDB: Test Unit Ready: 00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 101.414570] ieee1394: sbp2: hpsb_node_write failed.
[ 101.414581]
[ 101.498169] scsi 2:0:0:0: Device offlined - not ready after error recovery
[ 101.540923] ieee1394: sbp2: scsi_add_device failed
[ 101.589669] ieee1394: sbp2: Logged out of SBP-2 device
[ 101.635032] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 00000094
[ 101.636102] IP: [<d1509c7a>] sbp2_reconnect_device+0xa/0x150 [sbp2]
[ 101.636102] *pde = 00000000
[ 101.636102] Oops: 0000 [#1] SMP
[ 101.636102] last sysfs file: /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0f.0/sound/card0/pcmC0D0p/pcm_class

It seems like it's trying to mount the drive but ultimately gives up. Does anyone have any suggestions on how this can be resolved?

Thanks.