General :: External TB HD Not Recognized By OpenSUSE 11.3/
Jan 16, 2011
I have gone through Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora, and continue using them on different PCs but I recently had a problem with my graphics card on new releases.. another story all together.So I am using OpenSUSE 11.3 on my Dell inspiron 1526 AMD 64 bit. I have always been able to plug in my external HD and have it show on my desktop. Now with OpenSUSE something is different. I tried other flash drives, all show up and open to view on their own, but my 1GB ext HD doesn't. I am not a pro with the Terminal yet but I prefer to use it and am good at reading and copying commands from online.
I am actually working again on a problem i had already on opensus 11.3 (never resolved), and now also after the upgrade to 11.4 .
I do have an external HDD (Samsung STORY Station) usually connected to the linux server. I also have udev rules setup to automount the device on /media/xxx by label.
I used to have my own rules, now have some more coplete from the internet.
When I now reboot the server, the "sd*" device for story station is not created, and obviously not mounted.
If however I do switch of th estory station after reboot, and turn power on again, the device is configured and properly automounted as by udev rules.
Also during the boot the device is seen as from boot.msg:
Code: <6>[ 1.444939] usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=04e8, idProduct=5f06 <6>[ 1.448686] usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=11, SerialNum ber=3 <6>[ 1.452462] usb 2-2: Product: Samsung STORY Station <6>[ 1.456217] usb 2-2: Manufacturer: JMicron
P.S.: I used th esearch function and google, but did find many similar articles but nothing matching my scenario. So I hope I did not miss something obvious.
OpenSUSE 11.2 server, Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P sda for system, 3 ext4 partitions, working fine.sdb promise RAID1 for data, 1 ext4 partition, working fine.sdc is an eSATA docking station for data backup, 1 encrypted ext4 partition -- here lies the problem.
This configuration has been functional for months until I decided to add two more external drives (sdc) to rotate through backups. I had difficulty with encyption on the first new drive and eventually decided to start over. Using the gui Yast Expert Partitioner, I deleted the single partition. That began a real nightmare...
Since deleting the partition, the system detects drives inserted in the docking station, but does not report them (including a different fully functional drive and a brand new unused drive). I have tested all drives on other computers and they function perfectly. I have rebooted the system several times while troubleshooting this issue.
Could not recreate the partition on server (since it does not recognize the drive), so I used Gparted on another computer - it all went without a hitch, formatted ext4. But when I placed the drive in the dock, the drive still was detected but not recognized.
So how did partition deletion cause this issue, and how do I correct the problem? It is possible that my difficulties encrypting the first new drive are related (it's not my first time doing it successfully). It seems the problem is in the Kernel or configuration. I have invested many hours in forums and on google - tried dozens of possible fixes. I'm beginning to suspect system corruption or a bug, however all other system functions are working perfectly.
The external hard drive which contains all my photos and where I backed-up all my important documents is no longer recognized. It is a three month old 500GB Iomage Prestige Desktop Hard Drive.When I plug it in, it is recognised as a USB device, because it shows up when I type lsusb, but dmesg gives this error message.
[19712.013250] usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 21 [19712.145347] usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice [19712.147214] scsi25 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
I popped the disk out of the casing put it on a SATA connect internally and then tried the file recovery programs testdisk/photorec and SpinRite, but both failed because they couldn't recognize the external hard disk.
I bough a 640 GB external USB disk.I found something wasn't working well when I couldn't restore a backup from the disk (with sbackup).So I tried to convert the filesystem from fat32 to something newer.I installed gparted, and it shows no partitions on the 640 drive (however, I can access the filesystem!!!). Also, for some reason it shows as a 298.08 GiB drive.So I thought I should format it to solve this. When I tried to do this, gparted simply closed, with no error messages.
I'm trying to install Lunar Linux OS on my external HD alongside other OS's but only my fixed HD appears during the install process. I already have two Linux installations on the EHD. Is there a way around this problem or will Lunar only install to an IHD???
Recently (in 2015) our Debian systems started not to recognize HDDs connected via an external docking station.
On my computer I run: (uname -a)
* Linux violin 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt9-3~deb8u1 (2015-04-24) x86_64 GNU/Linux * If I connect to a flashdrive to the USB2 port, it is recognized as sd* (messages are also written to dmesg/syslog) * If I connect the USB3 connector of the external docking station with an 1TB WD SATA docked, to this USB2 port (the external docking station has its own power supply, so I do not expect to have a problem with the current, the drive spins up and is spinning), there is nothing in the dmesg/syslog, and no new items under /dev/sd* or lsusb or similar tools. * If I connect the same external docking station with the same disk via eSATA on a different computer it is recognized. That computer runs the same debian. If I connect through its USB2 port it does not work either. * I also tried another docking station and USB cable.
I'm very new to Ubuntu. Now that I have it installed, my computer doesn't recognize my external hard drive or flash drive. How do I access my external hard drive and flash drive? I'm also trying to get Rosetta Stone to work using Wine, but having a heck of a time. I've searched the forums and have found some similar topics, but nothing that really helped me.
i am not real sure where to place this thread, so i will try here first. i have a Cowon S9 mp3 player that i like to plug into my computer and play music through Rhythmbox under Ubuntu. I have been trying other distros (OpenSuse 11.3 being my current distro). However when i plug in my mp3 player to my OpenSuse box, it doesn't show up in the side bar of Rhythmbox like in Ubuntu. I have shutdown my firewall, i compared the installed plugins under the OpenSuse Rhythmbox to those under Rhythmbox under Ubuntu and they are the same. i've tried Googleing my problem and have not found a solution. Either i am not entering the correct search terms, or NOBODY else is having the same problem i am. I have OpenSuse installed on both my laptop and my desktop and I have the same problem with both.
i have a gateway 2000 that my uncle has, that is a complete p.o.s, and this is how it goes: i turn it on, disk corrupted. "ok, let's reinstall from cd" cd drive sucks, "ok, let's use one from a different computer" cd drive swapped, ready to go.. ram burns out. 3 long beeps at boot, screen not working. "ok, let's get a different stick of ram" replaced ram. new ram stick works. "ok, now let.s see." no beeping. yay. "here we go, let.s reinstall! yeah!!"
I recently installed Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty on my buddy's laptop. It's working alright, except when we try to plug the external computer speakers into the sound jack in the front, there is no change; it keeps playing through the onboard speakers. My friend and I are getting pretty frustrated because we use those speakers to watch movies with, and the onboard speakers aren't sufficient. If I need to provide any other info, let me know and I'll do so.
I'm trying to get an external HD to mount on my Dell Laptop running OpenSuse 11.1. When I connect I get the following:
usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4 usb 1-5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice scsi3 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices usb 1-5: New USB device found, idVendor=0bc2, idProduct=0503 usb 1-5: New USB device strings: Mfr=54, Product=69, SerialNumber=95
But am left scratching my head. I don't think its showing up in the etc/mtab - which i think it is supposed to?
I have an external hard drive with an xfs partition on it. It was using an external journal, but in re-installing Slackware I removed the partition holding the external journal, forgetting what it was at the time. I didn't touch the contents of the external hard drive, but now I can't mount it and the various xfs programs seem to demand that it be mounted in order for them to change anything.Anyone have any ideas on how to change an xfs partition from external log to internal? Failing that, how do I get the information off it?
I plugged in my external dvd-r (asus) via usb. It showed me some message on shell, that it has detected the cdrom(although its dvd rom as well but nevermind) and its of ASUS. But how do i know which dev it was associated with in /dev/? Since i had to test something, i plugged it out, and save the output of ls /dev/ > ~/result.txt
after plugging the dvd-rom, i compared the results and was able to find that it was associated with simple cdrom i.e. /dev/cdrom. I wanted to know that is there any command that will tell me which /dev/ file was associated with external dvdrom? i tried to see in the following result
1) df -h ( no results, just the already mounted partitions) 2) fdisk -l ( same as above) 3) dmesg | tail (shown almost the same result as was shown on shell at the time of plugging the dvd)
I have a backup HDD with a different distro for my laptop and i can boot into it via external usb or if swapped into the laptop. This HDD/install in question is debian testing and was working fine, the issue arose suddenly. I was first suspecting a failure of hardware somewhere on the motherboard, but the hdd i was using with an external usb adapter also works when installed into the machine. also, the HDD is recognized once i have booted using the external HDD and distro, but it is not recognized by the bios. so i dunno, my first guess is something became corrupt within the testing install, but i guess its also possible that there is some wrong with the HDD but thats not immediately apparent as all the data is still accessible.
Should also note that the HDD with testing on it is also recognized when connected via the external usb adapter, while booted from alternative distro/HDD.
Also. just tried this, but i can get the testing HDD/disto to boot if connected externally. it was going pretty quick, but there i did catch a line about a corrupt filesystem. any commands to run to see what might be going on?? log files to look at?
I just installed Ubuntu 11.04. The drive was formatted when I installed so it's 100% Ubuntu. The only major problem I have encountered is that Ubuntu will not recognize my SD cards. I really need to access these cards, all my film footage is on there. I think the internal SD card reader (If such a thing exists) would have been deleted during the installation process. I am a greenthumb to Ubuntu and have never used it before so I am rather stuck...
why my sd card is not recognised (not mounted) when I insert it into the sd card slot...neither if it is already inserted at bootup nor if it is inserted afterwards? I am running Opensuse 11.2 (with KDE4), and I have no reason to suspect the hardware (yet), since it was OK recently with OS 11.1.
I am on a fresh install of 11.3 on KDE. I followed the HCL:Web_cameras guide to setup my cam and it still doesn't work after testing with aMSN and Kopete.I can see the device when I run lsusb:Bus 003 Device 003: ID 041e:4034 Creative Technology, Ltd Webcam Instant.However, the 11.3 drivers link was not added on the guide so I managed to find this link but I get "The following packages could not be installed webcam-gspca2" in Yast when I try to install it (without any more details).
I have got a mid-aged server which i upgraded with a simple SATA-Raid-Controller with a VT6421A chipset.I attached two Samsung 750 GB Hard disks and created directly after the POSt screen a nice Raid 1 array. Ubuntu will recognize it as well as windows (which I would never ever use... ;-)).SuSE 11.1 (we need this OS for confirmity) will simply just recognize both disks in the partitions overview. The point "RAID" remains empty.
Are there any hints out there how I can enable the whole raid stuff in open suse? Do I need to integrate other drivers / modules to get thinks working?
I've been trying to play audio CDs in the CD/DVD drive on my machine but I can't get ANY CD Player software to recognize the drive. However, data CDs are read just fine. If I want to play a CD, I have to use the burner drive which is readily seen by all the audio CD software (KsCD, Kaffeine, etc.). I've added myself to the audio, video and cdrom groups but to no avail (I kinda knew it was fruitless to begin with but tried it anyway). I'm running 11.2, 64-bit mode and aside from this minor (but maddening) glitch, I've been very impressed with the distro. I don't want to use the burner for spinnin' platters.
just installed OpenSuse 11.4 on my laptop and now I'm trying to get my wireless to work. I read the two stickies posted in this section, so I'll now try to give all the information that is needed. If anything is missing, let me know and I'll update it asap.
II. My device is RTL8187B_WLAN_Adapter and the kernel driver is listed as: rtl8187
III. Do I need external firmware? With "dmesg | grep firmware", I found the following, although I'm not sure if that pertains to the wireless or something else:
[ 0.116670] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored: line 238 [ 0.130165] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: No _BQC method, cannot determine initial brightness: line 248 [ 2.193386] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: No _BQC method, cannot determine initial brightness: line 285
Well, I installed OpenSUSE and now I can't boot my Ubuntu partition! There is no option for it in the boot loader, but it exists because I can mount it when I am on my desktop and see all my files. First time I tried OpenSUSE, and it has a great KDE integration!
The proxy I set is not being used or recognized by some apps. For instance dropbox would be able to detect the proxy settings i set using yast>network>proxy while firefox would not recognize it. In firefox i tried using the automatic proxy and using the system proxy. Either of the two won't detect it. However, when I manually set it in firefox's preference it would work. For empathy the proxy is not recognized as well. In addition, can I set the proxy in the empathy app itself? I could not locate it. Also the online updates and repository checks recognizes the proxy I set up.
By the way I am using GNOME 3 as my DE. I would also like to share that when I use the network settings > proxy of gnome 3 none of the apps recognize the proxy.