Manually Mount External USB Drive



Hi,

I hope this is the right place for this question.... sorry if not!

I have a NAS running Linux which is having some problems and I'm trying
to save my data before doing a factory-restore.

I can log in using telnet and have managed to mount the internal drive
(which contains the data I want to save). I want to use an external USB
drive to save the data on. I've plugged the drive in, but can't work out
how to get the system to recognise it.

dmesg gives:

[snip]
ehci_platform ehci_platform.4523: EHCI Host Controller
ehci_platform ehci_platform.4523: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
ehci_platform ehci_platform.4523: irq 17, io mem 0x00000000
ehci_platform ehci_platform.4523: park 0
ehci_platform ehci_platform.4523: USB 0.0 initialized, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 1 port detected
ehci_platform ehci_platform.16781: EHCI Host Controller
ehci_platform ehci_platform.16781: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
ehci_platform ehci_platform.16781: irq 12, io mem 0x00000000
ehci_platform ehci_platform.16781: park 0
ehci_platform ehci_platform.16781: USB 0.0 initialized, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-0:1.0: 1 port detected
ohci_hcd: 2004 Nov 08 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver (PCI)
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
usb 2-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_platform and address 2
hub 2-1:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-1:1.0: 4 ports detected
qh_schedule: frame=255, uframe=0, cmask=0x0, smask=0x1, period=256, u_period=2048
usbcore: registered new driver usblp
drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: v0.13: USB Printer Device Class driver
usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.01:USB HID core driver
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice

[snip]

usb 2-1.3: new high speed USB device using ehci_platform and address 3
usb 2-1.3: USB disconnect, address 3
usb 2-1.3: new high speed USB device using ehci_platform and address 4
usb 2-1.3: USB disconnect, address 4
usb 2-1.3: new high speed USB device using ehci_platform and address 5

What next? My googling seems to suggest I should expect more output than
just the single "new high speed" lines. (As you can see I turned the
external drive on and off a couple of times). Any help gratefully
received!

Thanks,
Adam

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Adam Richardson
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