Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Frank Peters <frank.peters@×××××××.net>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-amd64] Drivers For USB HDD
Date: Sun, 06 May 2012 21:02:48
1 Hello,
3 I recently acquired a Seagate USB external HDD but could not get it
4 to function on my Gentoo Linux. Specifically, the drivers and commands
5 that I used were as follows:
7 modprobe sg
8 modprobe usb-storage
9 mount -t usbfs none /proc/bus/usb
11 At this point, according to the kernel log, the drive was recognized
12 but there were errors in reading and so I could not finally mount
13 the NTFS file system that the drive contained. Fdisk could not
14 recognize the drive.
16 Using a Gentoo Live DVD to boot Linux, the drive was recognized without
17 any read errors. In this case fdisk could recognize the drive. I then
18 attempted to reformat the drive with an ext2 file system but the format
19 failed.
21 After reading bad on-line reviews for this particular Seagate USB HDD,
22 I returned it for a refund. Now I want to try a Western Digital USB HDD
23 but I need to know exactly what drivers and commands can be used to
24 successfully recognize and mount the WD drive.
26 My USB thumb drives can all be successfully recognized with the sg and
27 usb-storage modules (as shown in the commands above). Is this all I would
28 need to mount a Western Digital USB HDD or is there some other module that
29 needs to be loaded?
31 As I mentioned, the Gentoo Live DVD was able to recognize the drive. How
32 was this done?
34 Internet searches only provide comments from Ubuntu or Fedora users
35 stating that "I plugged it in and it worked," which are next to useless.
36 I need to know what modules (drivers) and basic commands can get a Western
37 Digital USB external HDD to successfully mount.
39 Frank Peters


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-amd64] Drivers For USB HDD Stan Sander <stsander@×××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-amd64] Drivers For USB HDD Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-amd64] Drivers For USB HDD "Thomas Rösner" <thomas.roesner@××××××××××××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-amd64] Drivers For USB HDD David Relson <relson@×××××××××××××.com>