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Re: USB Problems

Nathan Widmyer wrote:
> I'm trying to install Debian sarge on a hard drive in a USB enclosure.
>  I got the 110MB sarge image.

Which version?

> I can boot with either 2.4 or 2.6
> kernel and after I partition the hard drive and when it starts to
> write the base-install data, the busy light on the drive enclosure
> stays on continuously, even after my laptop is powered down.  I get a
> dbootstrap error, and in a console, it says it can't find the USB
> device file.  If I go back through the setup, the USB hard drive is
> not shown anywhere to install to.  To resume normal operation I have
> to turn the enclosure off, wait an appropriate amount of time, then
> turn it back on then it's okay.
> The only non-standard thing I do is add the option
> "hw-detect/start_pcmcia=false" because if not, when PCMCIA is loaded,
> it locks up my laptop and I need to remove the AC adapter and battery
> before it will budge.
> The enclosure is a Hotway HD2-U2FW Firewire 400/USB 2.0 enclosure
> arouund a Maxtor 80GB hard drive.  The enclosure has had 0 problems in
> Windows, so it sounds like something is fishy with the USB HDD
> drivers.

Yes, it sounds like large data transfers are hosing the drive..

see shy jo

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