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Re: [vox-tech] USB disk drive problem

On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 12:22 PM, Norm Matloff <matloff@cs.ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> I wonder if there might be a kernel issue here?  Any opinions?

I guess trying a live-cd running the same kernel as the mint distro
would be the next step.

Is the external drive vfat formatted?  If you're in Gnome, I'd also
check configuration editor -> system -> storage -> default_options ->
vfat and see what it says under mount_options.  After a recent kernel
update I had to remove the option "usefree" to get my external usb
drive to mount.


> > Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 18:29:06 -0800
> > From: Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net>
> > Subject: Re: [vox-tech] USB disk drive problem
> > I assume you're talking a USB-based floppy drive?  A quick google brought
> > up this, which I'm not sure if you looked at yet:
> Not, it isn't a floppy.  It's a 250G hard drive.
> It's a Western Digital SATA, placed in an enclosure that converts to USB.
> >   http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x498.html
> Thanks, but I'm afraid there is nothing here which is new to me.  Been
> there, tried that.
> > Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 21:30:32 -0800
> > From: "Drew Arnett" <arnett.drew@gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [vox-tech] USB disk drive problem
> > A couple of years ago, I would sometimes find it helpful to see what
> > shows up in dmesg when the USB device is plugged in.
> Yes, I had him do extensive grep searches of the dmesg output (searching
> for "usb", "Attached", "scsi emulation" etc.).  It was the blind leading
> the blind, though, as there's a lot in there that I don't understand.
> Certainly the OS noticed that the USB hard drive was plugged in.  There
> was an error message of -110, but I couldn't find any site that explains
> what this error actually is.
> Norm
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