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Re: Help me mount this drive

...... Original Message .......
On Tue, 11 Nov 2008 11:27:12 -0700 "Robert Wuest" <rwuestfc wuest org> 
>I bought a Cables-to-go USB to IDE/SATA Adapter (Model # 30504) to read
>some old drives sitting around.  I hook it up and it seems to connect
>and tell the host that it's there.  But it doesn't mount automatically,
>and I can't mount it manually.  In fact, I can't seem to read it at all.
>When I connect, I get the following from dmesg:
>usb 2-4.4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 13
>usb 2-4.4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
>scsi6 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
>usb-storage: device found at 13
>usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
>usb 2-4.4: New USB device found, idVendor=152d, idProduct=2338
>usb 2-4.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=5
>usb 2-4.4: Product: USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge
>usb 2-4.4: Manufacturer: JMicron
>usb 2-4.4: SerialNumber: 152D203380B6
>usb-storage: device scan complete
>scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access                                    PQ: 0
>sd 6:0:0:0: [sdh] Attached SCSI disk
>sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg8 type 0
>Same stuff is in /var/log/messages
>I have a /dev/sdh, but no partition devices (No /dev/sdh{1,2,3,etc}).
>When I try to read the raw device with dd, I get 0 blocks:
># dd if=/dev/sdh of=/dev/null
>0+0 records in
>0+0 records out
>0 bytes (0 B) copied, 3.1811e-05 s, 0.0 kB/s
>Does anyone know how to use this thing?
>I've tried with several different drives,  one out of my system that I
>know is working right.  Both IDE and SATA.  I've googled around a bit
>for help, but nothing seems to be this problem. I'm just missing
>something basic, aren't I?
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Do you have a device file /dev/sg8?  If so, does another device in /dev 
point to it?

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