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madfitz
I have this USB HD kit, turns a 2.5” hard drive into a portable USB drive. I have connected it to my Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200.

System Info sees it as:
CODE
USB TO IDE
Speed: 12Mb/s (full)
USB Version: 2.0
Device Class: 00(>ifc)
Device Subclass: 00
Device Protocol: 00
Maximum Default Endpoint Size: 64
Number of Configurations: 1
Vender Id: Genesys Logic, Inc. (0x5e3)
Product Id: USB 2.0 IDE Adapter (0x702)
Revision Number: 0.02
Convigure Number: 1
Number of Interfaces: 1
Attributes: 0xc0
MaxPower Needed: 96mA
Interface Number: 0
Name: (none)
Alternate Number: 0
Class: 08 (stor.)yy9
Sub Class: 6
Protocol: 50
Number of Endpoints: 2
Endpoint Address: 0x129
Direction: in
Attribute: 2
Type: Bulk
Max Packet Size: 64
Interval: 0ms
Endpoint Address: 0x2
Direction: out
Attribute: 2
Type: Bulk
Max Packet Size: 64
Interval: 0ms


It does not auto mount. So I tried to manually mount it via:
#sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstorage
Without success.

I’ve tried adding the library for USB storage device, and that didn’t help. It appears the system knows exactly what this device is, but won’t mount it.

Any suggestions on how to mount a USB HD?
dougeeebear
The zaurus will not power the hard drive.
You will need to connect the second usb plug on the cable to either a pc or to a powered usb hub.
Meanie
QUOTE(madfitz @ Nov 22 2006, 08:32 AM)
I have this USB HD kit, turns a 2.5” hard drive into a portable USB drive. I have connected it to my Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200.

System Info sees it as:
CODE
USB TO IDE
Speed: 12Mb/s (full)
USB Version: 2.0
Device Class: 00(>ifc)
Device Subclass: 00
Device Protocol: 00
Maximum Default Endpoint Size: 64
Number of Configurations: 1
Vender Id: Genesys Logic, Inc. (0x5e3)
Product Id: USB 2.0 IDE Adapter (0x702)
Revision Number: 0.02
Convigure Number: 1
Number of Interfaces: 1
Attributes: 0xc0
MaxPower Needed: 96mA
Interface Number: 0
Name: (none)
Alternate Number: 0
Class: 08 (stor.)yy9
Sub Class: 6
Protocol: 50
Number of Endpoints: 2
Endpoint Address: 0x129
Direction: in
Attribute: 2
Type: Bulk
Max Packet Size: 64
Interval: 0ms
Endpoint Address: 0x2
Direction: out
Attribute: 2
Type: Bulk
Max Packet Size: 64
Interval: 0ms


It does not auto mount. So I tried to manually mount it via:
#sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstorage
Without success.

I’ve tried adding the library for USB storage device, and that didn’t help. It appears the system knows exactly what this device is, but won’t mount it.

Any suggestions on how to mount a USB HD?
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your kit probably does not have a power supply which is required when you connect it to the Z since the harddisk requires more power to spin up.
alternatively, piggy back it through a powered usb hub.
madfitz
Thanks for the response.

Power is not the problem. The kit uses an external 5v adaptor power supply (wall outlet) to power the HD.

When I bought the kit, I saw two choices, the first is what dougeeebear and Meanie assumed this kit was. (i.e. powered off the USB) I knew this was not an option due to the limited amount of power available through the Z’s USB. I made certain this kit used either a battery, or an external power supply. (This model is the latter of those two.)

If power were the issue, I highly doubt the Z would even be able to detect the attributes I listed in the first post.
Jon_J
Look at this thread.
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=21900
Meanie made a qtopia-usbapplet
Do you have this module installed?
usb-storage-modules-2.4.20_1.23--lite-1_arm.ipk
Meanie
did you try

CODE
insmod usb-storage


?

then try the mount again
madfitz
Jon J that’s actually the package I added to try to mount the drive. Though I expected an auto-mount.

Is the version that’s available via Install Packages via Network the same as what Meanie wrote?

Meanie to answer your question, once the package Jon J stated above was installed the usb-storage module was already there.

I checked the mnt directory. There’s an ide directory there I didn’t notice previously. I’m assuming this might have been added with the ipk.

However mount attempts seem to fail. I do not get the USB icon on the tray as described in the thread mentioned by Jon J
desertrat
QUOTE(madfitz @ Nov 22 2006, 05:35 PM)
If power were the issue, I highly doubt the Z would even be able to detect the attributes I listed in the first post.

I have a similar gadget and in my experience if I attach an unpowered 2.5" drive the Z is able to detect it but unable to mount it.

QUOTE
#sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstorage
Without success.

Any error messages?

What does "fdisk -l" show?
What does "cat /proc/partitions" show?
Jon_J
QUOTE(madfitz @ Nov 29 2006, 08:59 AM)
Jon J that’s actually the package I added to try to mount the drive. Though I expected an auto-mount.

Is the version that’s available via Install Packages via Network the same as what Meanie wrote?

Meanie to answer your question, once the package Jon J stated above was installed the usb-storage module was already there.

I checked the mnt directory. There’s an ide directory there I didn’t notice previously. I’m assuming this might have been added with the ipk.

However mount attempts seem to fail. I do not get the USB icon on the tray as described in the thread mentioned by Jon J
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I got qtopia-usbapplet_1.0.3_arm.ipk" from the above thread. I downloaded it from this forum.
I got "usb-storage-modules-2.4.20_1.23--lite-1_arm.ipk" from the below address, maslovsky's feed.
(http://web.mol.ru/~zaurus/feed/)
I have Cacko Lite 1.23 installed, if you are using Sharp rom, there may be other issues, which I don't know about.
When I first installed Cacko Lite last February, and the above usb-storage-module, my external (self powered) HDD just mounted and showed up in Qtopia's file tab.
I didn't have any other USB stuff installed other than the ones from the Cacko feed.
Cacko full has these installed by default, so I just added these 3 files to my "Light" installation.
usb-network-modules-2.4.20_1.23--lite-1_arm.ipk
usb-serial-modules-2.4.20_1.23-lite-1_arm.ipk
usb-storage-modules-2.4.20_1.23--lite-1_arm.ipk
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