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Re: USB Problems

After 3 people told me to note the date, I looked at my download logs
and I was correct, it was TC1.  The URL I downloaded from is:


Now, how can I go about getting this working.  I saw a few emails from
Karl Hegbloom about USB keys, so USB enclosed hard drives can't be too
far away.  I want to get this up and working because it's a good
middle ground for people that don't want to erase Windows because they
don't want to take that plunge just yet but want something more
hands-on than say VMware.  Thanks, Nate.

On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 12:02:41 -0400, Nathan Widmyer
<lighthousej@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to install Debian sarge on a hard drive in a USB enclosure.
>  I got the 110MB sarge image.  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.

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