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Re: [opensuse] how to install usb external disk
  • From: Primm <lynn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 23:12:04 +0100
  • Message-id: <200612232312.04199.lynn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 23 December 2006 23:07, Leendert Meyer wrote:
> On Saturday 23 December 2006 22:41, Primm wrote:
> > On Saturday 23 December 2006 22:32, Leendert Meyer wrote:
>
> [8<]
>
> > > *** How about /var/log/messages? What appears there
> > > _right_after_ plugging in the device?
> >
> > It gives this:
> >
> >
> > Dec 23 22:36:17 highheels2 kernel: usb 1-8: new high speed USB
> > device using ehci_hcd and address 12
> > Dec 23 22:36:17 highheels2 kernel: usb 1-8: new device found,
> > idVendor=067b, idProduct=2507
> > Dec 23 22:36:17 highheels2 kernel: usb 1-8: new device strings:
> > Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
> > Dec 23 22:36:17 highheels2 kernel: usb 1-8: Product: Mass Storage
> > Device Dec 23 22:36:17 highheels2 kernel: usb 1-8: Manufacturer:
> > Prolific Technology Inc.
> > Dec 23 22:36:17 highheels2 kernel: usb 1-8: SerialNumber: 0
> > Dec 23 22:36:17 highheels2 kernel: usb 1-8: configuration #1
> > chosen from 1 choice
> > Dec 23 22:36:17 highheels2 kernel: scsi6 : SCSI emulation for USB
> > Mass Storage devices
> > Dec 23 22:36:17 highheels2 kernel: usb-storage: device found at 12
> > Dec 23 22:36:17 highheels2 kernel: usb-storage: waiting for device
> > to settle before scanning
> > Dec 23 22:36:18 highheels2 kernel: Vendor: A´`& ]¨ Model: Ǿʥ
> > ã…y(±)÷5­ ñ Rev: y 
>
> Garbage? This looks not promising.
>
> > Dec 23 22:36:18 highheels2 kernel: Type: Direct-Access
> > ANSI SCSI revision: 00
> > Dec 23 22:36:18 highheels2 kernel: sde : very big device. try to
> > use READ CAPACITY(16).
> > Dec 23 22:36:18 highheels2 kernel: sde : READ CAPACITY(16) failed.
>
> ??? Looks like the kernel can't cope? (but I'm not a USB-guy). Did
> the usb-device come with a CD with kernel modules/drivers?
>
> [8<]
>
> > Could it be the hardware that's at fault?
>
> That is a possibility. Does it work in another OS? Another PC? It's
> small, so you could easily take it to a friend to try.
>
> Maybe there are more knowledgeable people around here with better
> advice.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Leen

No. It doesn't work either on XP nor another linux box. Hence conclusion to
return it and get a different drive.

Cheers. Steve.
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