Cannot find USB hard disk

Hakan Koseoglu hakan.koseoglu at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 16:30:35 UTC 2009


Hi Dotan,

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 1:44 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
> [ 5565.249788] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
> [ 5565.249792] USB Mass Storage support registered.
> [ 5565.250050] usb-storage: device found at 4
> [ 5565.250052] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
> [ 5570.245929] usb-storage: device scan complete
> [ 5570.246558] scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access     USB TO I DE/SATA Device
>  0041 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
> [ 5570.249337] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
> [ 5570.249407] sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
> [ 7860.433383] unclutter[6732]: segfault at 00000004 eip
This is interesting since the kernel thinks at least at one point
there was an sdb recognised by the server. I am not sure about the
segfault following that line but that's a bit later on.

I think I concur with the other posters, your USB to IDE/SATA device
is recognised but not the disk plugged into that. That might happen
because of a dead disk or a power supply problem.

Let me experiment a bit. I have a couple of those but no Ubuntu
servers right now around me. The following is the output from such a
device on a CentOS 5.3 server w/o any disk plugged into it:

usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
usb 1-6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
scsi2 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb-storage: device found at 2
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
  Vendor:           Model:                   Rev:
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
usb-storage: device scan complete
sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0

So similar to yours but no disks.

Double-check your connection to the disk and make sure the power supply is OK.


Here's the same device with a disk plugged in:
usb 1-6: USB disconnect, address 2
usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
usb 1-6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
scsi3 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb-storage: device found at 3
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
  Vendor: TOSHIBA   Model: MK4019GAX         Rev: 2A
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
SCSI device sda: 78140160 512-byte hdwr sectors (40008 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 00 38 00 00
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
SCSI device sda: 78140160 512-byte hdwr sectors (40008 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 00 38 00 00
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
 sda: sda1
sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
usb-storage: device scan complete
usb 1-6: USB disconnect, address 3


One thing I noticed is this: At least my CentOS 5.3 + USB to IDE/SATA
adapter combination does not recognise the disk if I plug the disk to
the adapter after I plug the adapter to the PC.

Make sure that all is powered up and attached and then plug the USB
cable into the machine.

And don't use any force! :) (apart from "the" Force like, use the
Force, Luke... :) ).
-- 
Hakan (m1fcj) - http://www.hititgunesi.org




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