2650, USB and external drives
j.logsdon at quantex-research.com
Tue Mar 22 11:57:44 CST 2005
I have a 2650 and I want to add an external USB drive.
Platform is FC2 with updates and a 2.4.29 grsec kernel.
Unfortunately, the USB built in is only 1.1 (why?) so I added a 5-port (4
external and one internal) USB PCI card to the system. It was an
off-the-shelf card. The external drive I want to add is a Lacie 250GB -
designed by Porsche so it must go faster!
1) The new card does not appear to be recognised. From lspci:
04:08.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 0309 (rev 01)
Is this the card or something built onto the motherboard? The only USB
controller shown is:
00:0f.2 USB Controller: ServerWorks OSB4/CSB5 OHCI USB Controller (rev 05)
which AFAIK is the standard USB interface so it is not surprising that I
can't see the new drive at all.
2) I plugged the drive into one of the USB-1.1 ports and I can see it on
/de/sdc (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb are already assigned) and in principle I
could format it but I would really rather have it attached to the USB-2
So does the 2650 need a specific type of PCI/PCI-X USB card and if so,
what one? Or should generic PCI cards work? I don't want to struggle
with USB 1.1 on a 250GB drive!
John Logsdon "Try to make things as simple
Quantex Research Ltd, Manchester UK as possible but not simpler"
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