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Re: [SLE] Firewire/USB external hard drives? I got nuthin'
  • From: "Ken Schneider" <suselist@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 17:46:51 -0400
  • Message-id: <WorldClient-F200405171746.AA46513374@xxxxxxxx>
-----Original Message-----
From: David Krider <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 14:53:10 -0500
Subject: [SLE] Firewire/USB external hard drives? I got nuthin'

> I have a nice Adaptec FW/USB 2.0 card, and a Maxtor drive mounted in an
> external chassis with an Oxford chipset. Everything should be jake,
> right? 9.0 couldn't see the drive with USB, but it did with FW. Now,
> 9.1
> can't see this drive with either. What's the deal? Once again, Windows
> 2000 (that's right, the one that's over 4 years old now) has ZERO
> problems reading this drive with USB. Heck, I even looked at the drive
> in Windows, moved it over to Linux, and now the kernel won't even see
> it
> being plugged in any more. I see a lot of problems with external hard
> drives on this list. Are they ANY out there that will work with SuSE
> without any hassles?
>
> Why aren't we even living in the *past* yet?
>
> dk
>
>

A lot of the blame is with the maunfacturers not providing drivers to
linux (-not- just SuSE) for their hardware. It takes a lot of time and
effort to reverse engineer drivers for all of the new hardware.

Ken



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