[CentOS] Can't connect firewire HD

Matt Martz mdmartz at gflug.net
Mon Jun 4 14:37:57 UTC 2007

On Mon, June 4, 2007 10:32 am, Dago Pacheco wrote:
> Hi..... I just bought a External HD with USB/FireWire interfaces.  I was
> trying to connect it by firewire and  nothing happened, but it's
> connected  by USB, there is no problem.  This is the "fdisk - l" output
> when i connect it by USB
> Disco /dev/sdc: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
> 255 cabezas, 63 sectores/pista, 19457 cilindros
> Unidades = cilindros de 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> With firewire, there is just nothing for the external HD
> The firewire port it's integrated to my motherboard as an ATX form
> card.  The USB port where i connect the HD is in the same card
> Hope u can help me.  Thanks a lot

You can always start the following command as root:

tail -f /var/log/messages

...and then plug the drive in.  You should see messages relating to the
connection of the device and so on.

Matt Martz
CentOS Mirror Admin
mdmartz at gflug.net

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