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From: Thomas Rösner <thomas.roesner@...>
Subject: Re: Drivers For USB HDD
Date: Mon, 07 May 2012 12:51:58 +0200
Hi,

Am 06.05.2012 20:29, schrieb Frank Peters:
> Hello,
>
> 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,
     Thomas


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