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Thread: External HDD + Fedora Core 3

  1. #1
    The Prancing Pirate
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    Jul 2004

    External HDD + Fedora Core 3


    I have a LaCie Mobile External Hard Drive and nothing happens when I plug it into my Fedora Core 3 laptop. I have already asked around on Linux Questions but even with all the replies I got, I still couldn't fix it. So, I thought I would ask here! Here is the reslut of my "fdisk -l" WITH the External HD plugged in:
    Disk /dev/hda: 20.0 GB, 20003880960 bytes
    16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38760 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
    Device         Boot   Start          End       Blocks            Id      System
    /dev/hda1                1        951      479272+       82      Linux swap
    /dev/hda2      *       952       23001     11113200     83      Linux
    /dev/hda3            23002      36727     6917904       83      Linux
    /dev/hda4            36728      38760     1024632        5       Extended
    /dev/hda5            36728      38759     1024096+    82       Linux swap
    Sorry about the formatting, but I had to copy it out because my FC3 laptop isn't on my home network yet and I can't use my external HD yet! Oh, btw I am dualbooting SUSE 9.1 and FC3 and accidentally created 2 swaps (lol).

    Do you have any ideas? Thanks in advance,

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    Senior Member kr5kernel's Avatar
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    Mar 2004
    run a dmesg or tail /var/log/messages after you plug in the drive, does it give any errors?
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    The Prancing Pirate
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    Here is the dmesg (relevant parts only):
    usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
    usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
    drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.0:USB HID core driver
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: irq 9, io base 00001800
    SELinux: initialized (dev usbdevfs, type usbdevfs), uses genfs_contexts
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
    hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    I think it doesn't work though because I have USB 1.1 drives, and according to this site LaCie Mobile HD's don't tend to get as much power as they need from USB 1.1, only from 2.0. I might have to buy a PCMCIA USB 2.0 card for my laptop and that might work (you can probably tell that I've been speaking to LQ people ). Thanks for your help though.

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