Re: Does a Maxtor 5000 LE USB Drive Work under Linux?
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On Wednesday 01 January 2003 19:26, Martin McCormick wrote:
> 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.
There's a nice passage in the kernel source documentation about that (in
**NOTE**: If /proc/bus/usb appears empty, and a host controller
driver has been linked, then you need to mount the
filesystem. Issue the command (as root):
mount -t usbfs none /proc/bus/usb
An alternative and more permanent method would be to add
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0
to /etc/fstab. This will mount usbfs at each reboot.
You can then issue `cat /proc/bus/usb/devices` to extract
USB device information, and user mode drivers can use usbfs
to interact with USB devices.
> 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
What does it say in /var/log/dmesg when it comes to USB?
You should perhaps consider writing a mail to Maxtor support if you
haven't done so already.
Embedded Linux -- True multitasking!
TWO TOASTS AT THE SAME TIME!
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