Firewire External Harddisk

René L. Reingard reingard at
Mon Jun 20 13:19:07 UTC 2005

Am Sat, 18 Jun 2005 20:42:36 +0900 schrieb toyfactory  
<toyfactory at>:

> On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 21:10:49 -0700 (PDT), "gm c" <gm_c2 at> said:
>> You have to have a kernel with 1394 installed or as a module and
>> install the module. Plug it in and Dmesg will show a dev connected.
>> Run cfdisk on dev (/dev/sda) to partition and mount. If you are using
>> udev then a icon should appear on desktop.

> Or not as the case may be.  I think both Warty and Hoary include support
> for external Firewire drives but in practice detection is a somewhat hit
> and miss affair.  Every few boots my drives simply doesn't get detected,
> unplugging and replugging doesn't work so I just have to cross my
> fingers
> and reboot.  It's extremely irritating!
> Good luck with your drives! ;)
> Nick

Thank you, Nick
What others think on that.
The reason why i talk about connecting a external drive through Firewire  
(4-Pin 1394) is, that i only have USB 1.0 on my Laptop.

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