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Am 06.05.2012 20:29, schrieb Frank Peters:
> I recently acquired a Seagate USB external HDD but could not get it
> to function on my Gentoo Linux.
Back in the olden days to most common mistake with custom build kernels
was not having SCSI disk support compiled in, but now that basically
everyone uses SATA that should not be what you're missing. Note that the
SCSI disk driver is not the sg driver. sg works for everything attached
to SCSI (a scanner, for example) and doesn't have the required
functionality. What you also need is sd (which creates the accordingly
named /dev/sd? device).
If it still doesn't work if you'd post your dmesg output so we can check
what is missing/unusual.
With kind regards,