I have a maxtor external harddrive with both USB and firewire ports.
If I connect the drive using the usb port, the drive is mounted and I can browse the drive. When I try using the firewire port nothing is mounted. I I type:
grep . /sys/bus/firewire/devices/fw*/*
I get the output in the attached file. The drive is obviously being detected, but not mounted. I have tried the same drive on an x86 system and it mounts without any problems so I know the drive is working correctly.
Has anyone managed to mount a firewire drive successfully?
In the kernel build, I have enabled Firewire driver stack, OHCI-1394 controllers and storagedevices (SBP-2 protocol). They are all built into the kernel.
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This problem seems to be an intermittent one, I have started the system again, and the firewire drive was mounted. On subsequent power cycles the drive was not mounted everytime. When the drive is mounted, there is an entry /dev/sdb1. When the drive is not mounted there is no entry in /dev/ for a hard drive.
I'm thinking the drive itself my be flakey?