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Re: Problem seeing/mounting external firewire hard drives



Sex, 29.06.2012, Canton disse:

> Hi there,
> First of all THANK YOU to everyone who is maintaining debian PowerPC.
> I'm so happy to have my trusty old laptop back in use again.
> 
> I've ressurected my Powerbook G3 pismo (actually a G4/500 upgrade) and
> it's running 2.6.32-5-powerpc just great... except for mounting
> firewire drives. Anyone here who can help?
> 
> When I plug in an external firewire drive, I see the following
> messages:
> 
> Jun 26 21:49:14 debian kernel: [20282.231276] firewire_core: giving up
> on config rom for node id ffc1
> Jun 26 21:49:14 debian kernel: [20282.231307] firewire_core: phy
> config: card 0, new root=ffc0, gap_count=5
> Jun 26 21:49:14 debian kernel: [20282.239340] firewire_core: phy
> config: card 0, new root=ffc0, gap_count=5
> Jun 26 21:49:14 debian kernel: [20282.247322] firewire_core: phy
> config: card 0, new root=ffc0, gap_count=5
> Jun 26 21:49:14 debian kernel: [20282.255363] firewire_core: phy
> config: card 0, new root=ffc0, gap_count=5
> Jun 26 21:49:14 debian kernel: [20282.263347] firewire_core: phy
> config: card 0, new root=ffc0, gap_count=5
> Jun 26 21:49:25 debian kernel: [20293.369010] firewire_core: phy
> config: card 0, new root=ffc0, gap_count=63
> 
> I've tried a number of different drives and firewire cables, tried
> drives with different filesystems from HFS+ to FAT... But every time I
> get this 'giving up on config rom' error.
> 

Just to check: wouldn't you have a MacOSX CD/DVD to boot from and check
if everything is OK with the whole firewire stuff?

A few days ago [1] it has been reported on the list that firewire was
successfully used to install debian on a Mac mini. You could try that
to see if openfirmware sees firewire disk correctly.

4FDD55CC.7020403@physics.harvard.edu">http://lists.debian.org/4FDD55CC.7020403@physics.harvard.edu

> Hot-plugging USB drives and DVDs works great -- it's just firewire
> that's hosed.
> 
> Any tips?
> 
> 
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