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slvrsrfr
3rd July 2005, 06:02 PM
HI how do i enable firewire i've got an extenal firewire hdd and cannot c it
i am running fedora core 3 with fedora core (2.6.11-1.35_fc3) kernell
thanks
Slvrsrfr

CrystalCowboy
3rd July 2005, 10:33 PM
Firewire should be enabled by default.

Firewire disks show up as scsi-emulated devices.try:
cat /proc/scsi/scsi

Is there an entry there for your drive?

Here's the /proc/scsi/scsi file of the machine I'm on right now:


Attached devices:
Host: scsi2 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: 3ware Model: Logical Disk 0 Rev: 1.2
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: ffffffff
Host: scsi7 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: USB2.0 Model: CardReader CF RW Rev: 0814
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi7 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 01
Vendor: USB2.0 Model: CardReader Combo Rev: 0814
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02

The first entry is a 3Ware RAID card.
The second entry is a CompactFlash reader.
The third entry is a combo card reader.


If yoru drive doesn't show up, you have a problem with device recognition or hardware. Try a different cable. Verify operation on a different machine or OS. Check /var/log/messages for relevant error messages.

If your drive does show up in /proc/scsi/scsi, then it will show up as /dev/sda or (sdb or sdc...) because of the SCSI emulation. as root, try:
/sbin/fdisk -l to get a look at available storage devices and their partitions.

In my experience with Fedora Core 3, a FireWire disk should be mounted automatically when it is plugged in. If not, but the hardware is recognized, you can mount it manually.

If the problem persists, post more specific information about what indicators show up and which don't; I'm not sure of your level of experience.