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USB Floppy drive don't work with RHEL 3 on DL320 G4

Marco Contreras
Occasional Contributor

USB Floppy drive don't work with RHEL 3 on DL320 G4

Hi all,

I have a server HP Proliant DL320 G4 with RHEL 3 ES installed and configured for some time, with a 80GB SATA Disk.

For some time for here, I had problems this server to connect an external USB floppy drive and I can't use it.

Once connected the device, the "tail" of the file /var/log/messages looks like follows:

*** Begin of paste ***
Jun 20 16:46:37 psitsvr01 kernel: hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.2-1, assigned address 6
Jun 20 16:46:37 psitsvr01 kernel: usb.c: USB device not accepting new address=6 (error=-110)
Jun 20 16:46:37 psitsvr01 kernel: hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.2-1, assigned address 7
Jun 20 16:46:37 psitsvr01 kernel: usb.c: USB device not accepting new address=7 (error=-110)
** End of paste **

The kernel currently installed and working is "2.4.21-50.ELsmp"

I tried the USB device on other servers RHEL3 ES with the same kernel and has mounted smoothly under /dev/sdb and I can easily mount into any directory and works fine.

What can I do to solve this problem and that the USB floppy working again on my server?

What else you need to complete this info?

Thanks for all,

Marco C.
2 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: USB Floppy drive don't work with RHEL 3 on DL320 G4

Shalom,

fdisk -l

Lets see if the system even detects the drive. Post the output if you get anything useful.

USB detection appears to have happened.

mkdir /mnt/usb
mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb

use actual data not /dev/sdb1 that's an example.

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Court Campbell
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Re: USB Floppy drive don't work with RHEL 3 on DL320 G4

Try the suggestions here:

http://www.linux-usb.org/FAQ.html#ts6

Also, is the other server that the drive works on the same type of hardware?
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