USB drive error

David Vincent dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca
Fri Aug 15 00:00:56 UTC 2008


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Doooh Head wrote:
> 
> 
> After some recent Ubuntu updates, for some reason my USB drives are all
> messed up and I'm not sure if one of them is indeed dead or not. 
> Initially I thought that it was just dead but after looking at the
> System Log and seeing the following error I am suspecting something is
> wrong with my USB drives:
> 
> Aug 14 19:50:46 ECLIPSE kernel: [34283.272231] usb 2-4: new high speed
> USB device using ehci_hcd and address 59
> ...
> Aug 14 19:54:40 ECLIPSE kernel: [34468.837574] usb 2-4: new high speed
> USB device using ehci_hcd and address 48
> 
> The log is full of those messages.  It appears to be scanning through
> all of the possible addresses, the address count continually goes from 1
> - 127 then starts over again.
> 
> I have a 500Gb external USB drive, a small thumb drive and various other
> USB connected devices (mouse, keyboard, printer) including a drive-bay
> mounted card reader that has slots for various memory card types.
> 
> Does anyone know how to resolve this issue?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount/USB#USB%202%20Issues

specifically:

sudo rmmod ehci_hcd

my drive mounted right away.  albeit at USB 1.1 speeds - ouch.

- -d

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