DataTraveler + RH9 = trouble

DataTraveler + RH9 = trouble

Post by Eric » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 01:51:18

I have an RH9 installation which refuses to mount a Kingston
DataTraveler disk.

When I plug in the stick it registers in the system log and it
also shows up under usbtree. However the disk doesn't show up
under the hardware browser and won't mount.

Oddly, I have a SanDisk drive which works just fine with RH as
does a Western Digital USB external HDD.

Has anyone else experienced this type of problem? Is this a
known issue with Kingston drives and/or Red Hat 9? Does anyone
know if there's a fix?


DataTraveler + RH9 = trouble

Post by Dances Wit » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 02:17:51

On Tue, 28 Mar 2006 10:51:18 -0600, Eric staggered into the Black Sun
and said:

Redhat 9 is really, really old. So old that its usb-storage module may
not recognize newer USB devices. Do you see anything like "device
1234:5678 is not claimed by any active driver" in the output from dmesg
after this drive is plugged in?

Check dmesg. If you've got messages like the one that I reproduced
above, you need a kernel upgrade so you can get a usb-storage module
that recognizes more stuff. Actually, you should go whole hog and get
yourself a more recent distro, but first things first.

Matt G|There is no Darkness in Eternity/But only Light too dim for us to see
Brainbench MVP for Linux Admin / mail: TRAP + SPAN don't belong / "He is a rhythmic movement of the
-----------------------------/ penguins, is Tux." --MegaHAL


DataTraveler + RH9 = trouble

Post by Eric » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 04:13:22

dmesg didn't say jack. But I was able to get the thing to work w/ Knoppix 4.
I guess I'll go get FC5 or do a colonel upgrade. Still seems weird.