[CentOS] Help with External USB drive on RH/Centos 5

Scott Ehrlich scott at MIT.EDU
Fri Sep 7 20:33:41 UTC 2007

This worked perfectly.



On Fri, 7 Sep 2007, Simon Jolle "sjolle" wrote:

> Scott Ehrlich wrote:
>> Another issue to tackle - I have an external 1 TB drive (2 500GB on a
>>  RAID). When I plug it into the server, it sees, via
>> /var/log/messages, that a USB device was plugged in, but that's it.
>> fdisk -l doesn't see it.  dmesg doesn't do much, either.   It is a
>> Western Digital My Book II device.
> I don't own this external hard disk, but did a Google Query for you.
> I quote from "Bits and Pieces: Western Digital "MyBook Pro Edition II" 1 TB & 
> linux" [0]
>> The cube has a built in, configurable RAID controller and is built
>> for MACs (but runs on Windows, too). So don't start crying if it's
>> not yet necessary. First I grabbed one of the seldom Windows boxes
>> from my office (no Windows at home, but not dark at all) and
>> installed the magic RAID controller utility shipped with the drive.
>> One time "reconfiguring" it to "NTFS / RAID1" made it and the device
>> showed up with 500G after pluggin it to the linux box. A second
>> reconfiguration (on Windows) to "NTFS / RAID0" and it showed the up
>> in its full majesty:
> [0] http://linu.gs/misc/remember/wd-mybook-1TB-on-linux.php
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