Re: How can you get a Seagate USB 160 GB drive to mount?





Richard England wrote:
Karl Larsen wrote:
Richard England wrote:
Richard England wrote:
Tim wrote:
On Fri, 2007-08-10 at 21:56 -0700, Richard England wrote:
The drive had a label of "SEAGATE". I changed it, just to be certain,
to "USB_SEAGATE" and remove the /etc/fstab entry for /dev/sdc1.
Setting /etc/mtools.conf and using mlabel as Tim and Matthew
suggested, worked fine.

Upon unplugging and replugging, however,I had the same results. No desktop icon, no mount.

How are your "removable drives and media" preferences set? That's its
title in Gnome, KDE will probably have something similar. I can't
remember whether you use one of them.


I am using Gnome:

Removable Drive and Media Preferences are set to allow the following for
"Removable Storage"
Mount removable drives when hot-plugged
Mount removable media when inserted
Browse removable media when inserted

"Blank CD and DVD Disks"
{nothing selected]

~~R



Whatever is going on with this Seagate USB drive is NOT new with F7.
I hooked it up to an FC6 machine and had the same results, no desktop icon, no mount.

The system knows about the device, however.

From /var/log/messages

Aug 12 16:32:35 poirot kernel: usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 6
Aug 12 16:32:42 poirot kernel: usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Aug 12 16:32:43 poirot kernel: Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
Aug 12 16:32:43 poirot kernel: scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Aug 12 16:32:43 poirot kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
Aug 12 16:32:43 poirot kernel: USB Mass Storage support registered.
Aug 12 16:32:49 poirot kernel: scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access ST316002 3A 8.01 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
Aug 12 16:32:49 poirot kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 312581808 512-byte hardware sectors (160042 MB)
Aug 12 16:32:49 poirot kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
Aug 12 16:32:49 poirot kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
Aug 12 16:32:49 poirot kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 312581808 512-byte hardware sectors (160042 MB)
Aug 12 16:32:49 poirot kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
Aug 12 16:32:49 poirot kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
Aug 12 16:32:49 poirot kernel: sda: sda1
Aug 12 16:32:49 poirot kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
Aug 12 16:32:49 poirot kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0



$ /sbin/lsusb
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bc2:0502 Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000


It still sounds like a udev/hal issue.

I've got
idVendor 0x0bc2 Seagate RSS LLC
idProduct 0x0502

Now I guess it means trying figure out how to automate the mount, etc. Tips, starting points, howtos, anyone?

~~R

I would never again own a Seagate hard drive. A question is, did Seagate make the hardware that gets the drive to be a USB type? I have a 10GB old haed drive in a box from China that costs $19.00 and with the latest Updates it works great on F7.

If you have all the Updates in your F7 the USB stuff is working fine. Your hardware should be found and mounted and a panel should appear that tells you what is on the device.

If your hardware doesn't work find a friend with Windows and see if it works there. If it does bring it back. Something is still broke in F7.


As I stated at the start of this thread, the drive can be mounted manually. This is NOT a hardware issue. When mounted manually it works fine in both FC6 and F7.
The problem is that it is not auto-detected and mounted like other devices are in FC6 and F7

Yes it works in Windows....

If it's broke [sic] in F7, then it's broken in FC6 as well.... I don't think this is a bug as much as it is a device that has not been encountered yet, and whose configuration is not yet know by HAL. I've not had the time to learn/research enough about HAL. Other fires are getting in the way. If any one can give me a starting point or an example to study, it would be appreciated.

If I decipher this then I'll submit an RFE.

~~R

Have just bought and install a new Seagate SATA II 160Gb HD with no problems. I used fdisk to partition, format and create a ext3 file system. I manually added a line in fstab just like the one below...
/dev/sda1 /mnt/sata160 ext3 defaults 0 0
My system is installed in an IDE Seagete 40Gb HD.
HTH,
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