Does a Maxtor 5000 LE USB Drive Work under Linux?
I presently have 2 unknowns I am trying to resolve. I have
installed USB support and the USB mass-storage driver on a Debian system
using the 2.4.19 kernel. The USB stuff installs with no complaint at all.
I power up the Maxtor and boot the system but no new drives show up
in the empty usb file system that can now be found in /proc/bus.
I also don't see any kind of errors in any log files so I don't
know if the Maxtor can't talk to Linux or if the usb drivers aren't
The drive is new and I can return it to the store where I got it if
it isn't going to work, but I need to do that soon or I must eat it.
Does the USB system complain if it can't talk to any drives?
Things are just too quiet with the only log entries being a successful
report that the USB module installed as well as the
My hunch is that the USB is okay but it won't talk to this
drive. I just want to be sure I have tried everything before I
take it back. I could sure use the storage.
If anyone has seem my earlier post under a different
subject, the loss of SCSI emulation of IDE drives appears to
have been a false alarm. I now have both USB and SCSI emulation
here, just no new blank drives called /dev/sda.
Martin McCormick WB5AGZ Stillwater, OK
OSU Center for Computing and Information Services Network Operations Group