external usb hard drive under 4.7-STABLE

Dimitris sehh at altered.com
Tue Feb 11 21:11:16 GMT 2003


On Tue, 11 Feb 2003 18:01:01 +0000 Ian Morrison <ian at darq.net> wrote:

> i'm not sure if the BRIDGE is relevant, but i'm guessing it is because
> i've never seen it before, and i'd imagine that this box has some kind
> of USB --> IDE bridge action occurring.
> so, any ideas?  

If the box is properly designed, it should be seen as a USB Mass Storage Device,
and should require no extra drivers. If that is the case, then you probably
encountered one of the many bugs in the freebsd usb drivers. They have lots of them.

If the box is not properly designed, it may not emulate the full USB Mass Storage
device implementation, and thus require some special driver to work. One example
of these devices is some digital cameras.





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