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Re: USB disks?



On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 10:11 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 15:04 +0100, Simon Andrews wrote:
> > > just plug it in ... it will work fine
> > 
> > Just to let you know that this isn't always the case:
> > 
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=155536
> 
> Fortunately the Matrox 500GB USB drive I got seems to
> work fine. Reformatted it from NTFS to ext3 and now have
> a cron job rsyncing gobs of stuff to it every night.
> 
> The one thing that confused me a little was that nothing
> shows up in the output from "lsusb", but /dev/sdc
> certainly shows up, so it must be working. I just put
> down lsusb to another linux mystery :-).

I found a USB floppy drive at a yard sale... yeah I know... kill me now.
I plugged it in, but it's not coming up although lsusb shows it. The
drive whirrs and the head steps, I can hear it doing so. But nothing
pops up to ask what to do with it nor is there any entry in /media for
it. Damn thing sounds like it's formatting the disk!! Weird. lsusb
shows:
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 03f0:4c11 Hewlett-Packard
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0a90:f350 Candy Technology Co., Ltd
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Candy Tech, who would have figured. Anyone know of this "device" ?
Ric


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