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Re: Unrecognized Hard Drive



Jorge Luis:
> Robert Nichols:
> > Jorge Luis wrote:
> >> I have a 200 MiB Maxtor HD that isn't being seen by the OS.  I have it plugged
> >> into the system through an EIDE/USB converter hub.  It appears that the drive
> >> isn't recognized, but the hub device is.
> >
> > Was the drive powered up and ready when you plugged the converter into
> > the USB port?  The scan is performed when the new USB connection is
> > seen, and if you want the drive to be seen it has to be ready at that
> > time.  There's probably a way to force a re-scan later, but I don't
> > know what that might be.
> 
> Bob,
> 
> Thanks for the tip.  I've actually tried the sequence you recommend, without
> success.
> 
> Barring a very lucky attempt to fdisk the drive, I'm afraid I'm pretty much
> screwed.  I believe the drive failed when I bailed out of a GRUB configuration
> in the middle of the operation.  I hope I didn't damage any of the drive's
> native electronics or the resident software that's written to a small hidden
> partition.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
>     JL

Here's another tip for you all:

root satyr:~# demsg | tail -12
[73223.969759] usb 4-6: USB disconnect, address 11
[73234.083956] usb 4-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 13
[73234.603566] usb 4-6: device not accepting address 13, error -71
[73272.550985] usb 4-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 15
[73272.684685] usb 4-6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[73272.697756] scsi9 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[73272.702383] usb-storage: device found at 15
[73272.702391] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[73277.692887] usb-storage: device scan complete
[73277.694470] scsi 9:0:0:0: Direct-Access PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 CCS
[73277.707413] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdd] Attached SCSI disk
[73277.707491] sd 9:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg4 type 0

Thanks to you all.

    JL

-- 
JL <lists jorge cc>
Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.  --Thoreau


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