external usb hard drive under 4.7-STABLE

Sam Pikesley samdavidpikesley at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Feb 11 21:38:02 GMT 2003

--- Dimitris <sehh at altered.com> wrote: > 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.

This is a good point. I have an Olympus digital camera
that appears as a USB mass storage device under
MonopolyOS. I have got it to work occasionally on my
4.7 desktop, but it's a case of 'Throw a six to
start'. On my 5.0 laptop, however, it Just Works (tm),
every time

I'll give you good odds that this thing will work with

Just my two pence


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