[ltp] Firewire Hard disc on an A22p under mandrake 9.0 - howto

Buchan Milne linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 14:21:53 +0200

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Richard Neill wrote:
> Mandrake 9.0 appears broken in that the firewire stuff fails on boot.
> This means that the drive never appears in /dev
> Anyway, to my surprise, the fix is very easy. The pages that tipped me
> off are here:
> http://www.linux1394.org/faq.html#eth1394
> http://users.actrix.co.nz/michael/usbmount.html
> The basic process is
> 1)rmmod sbp2;
> 2)insmod sbp2 to force it to find the disk and register /dev/sda1

At this point you could also have run diskdrake of course ...

> 3)create a mount point for it
> 4)mount

If that is all you had to do to get it to work, that does not seem very
broken (you didn't even compile anything) ... however you may want to
report this on cooker to see if someone can find a solution for loading
the modules up in the right order, or ensuring that the module gets probed.

AFAIK, it is actually possible to install Mandrake 9.0 from/on firewire
devices ...


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