[CentOS] external usb hard drve not detected by centos 5

Mon Dec 5 00:45:04 UTC 2011
Michel Donais <donais at telupton.com>

>What does dmesg says when you plug it in?

Here it is
Sorry for the long list but I think it may be usefiull

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Linux version 2.6.18-238.el5 (mockbuild at builder10.centos.org) (gcc version
4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-48)) #1 SMP Thu Jan 13 16:24:47 EST 2011
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000010000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000013ff0000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000013ff0000 - 0000000013ff3000 (ACPI NVS)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000013ff3000 - 0000000014000000 (ACPI data)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec01000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
319MB LOWMEM available.
found SMP MP-table at 000f56c0
Memory for crash kernel (0x0 to 0x0) notwithin permissible range
disabling kdump
Using x86 segment limits to approximate NX protection
On node 0 totalpages: 81904
  DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:0
  Normal zone: 77808 pages, LIFO batch:15
DMI 2.0 present.
Using APIC driver default
ACPI: RSDP (v000 QDIQDI                                ) @ 0x000f6bc0
ACPI: RSDT (v001 QDIQDI AWRDACPI 0x00000000  0x00000000) @ 0x13ff3000
ACPI: FADT (v001 QDIQDI AWRDACPI 0x00000000  0x00000000) @ 0x13ff3040
ACPI: DSDT (v001 QDIQDI AWRDACPI 0x00001000 MSFT 0x01000004) @ 0x00000000
ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x4008
Intel MultiProcessor Specification v1.1
    Virtual Wire compatibility mode.
OEM ID: OEM00000 Product ID: PROD00000000 APIC at: 0xFEE00000
Processor #0 6:5 APIC version 17
Processor #255 6:5 APIC version 17
I/O APIC #2 Version 17 at 0xFEC00000.
Enabling APIC mode:  Flat.  Using 1 I/O APICs
Processors: 2
Allocating PCI resources starting at 20000000 (gap: 14000000:eac00000)
Detected 350.813 MHz processor.
Built 1 zonelists.  Total pages: 81904
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
mapped APIC to ffffd000 (fee00000)
mapped IOAPIC to ffffc000 (fec00000)
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Initializing CPU#0
CPU 0 irqstacks, hard=c076c000 soft=c074c000
PID hash table entries: 2048 (order: 11, 8192 bytes)
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Memory: 315944k/327616k available (2189k kernel code, 10948k reserved, 912k
data, 228k init, 0k highmem)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay loop (skipped), value calculated using timer frequency..
701.62 BogoMIPS (lpj=350813)
Security Framework v1.0.0 initialized
SELinux:  Initializing.
SELinux:  Starting in permissive mode
selinux_register_security:  Registering secondary module capability
Capability LSM initialized as secondary
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0183fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps: 0183fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000 
00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 512K
CPU: After all inits, caps: 0183f3ff 00000000 00000000 00000040 00000000
00000000 00000000
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
ACPI: Core revision 20060707
ACPI: setting ELCR to 0200 (from 0c20)
CPU0: Intel Pentium II (Deschutes) stepping 01
Total of 1 processors activated (701.62 BogoMIPS).
ExtINT not setup in hardware but reported by MP table
..TIMER: vector=0x31 apic1=0 pin1=2 apic2=0 pin2=0
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
Brought up 1 CPUs
sizeof(vma)=84 bytes
sizeof(page)=32 bytes
sizeof(inode)=340 bytes
sizeof(dentry)=136 bytes
sizeof(ext3inode)=492 bytes
sizeof(buffer_head)=52 bytes
sizeof(skbuff)=176 bytes
checking if image is initramfs... it is
Freeing initrd memory: 3353k freed
NET: Registered protocol family 16
ACPI: bus type pci registered
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfafc0, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
Setting up standard PCI resources
ACPI Error (uteval-0269): Return object type is incorrect
[\_SB_.PCI0.ISA_.UAR1._PRW] (Node c13116a8), AE_TYPE
ACPI Error (uteval-0275): Type returned from _PRW was incorrect: Integer,
expected Btypes: 8 [20060707]
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: No dock devices found.
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
* Found PM-Timer Bug on the chipset. Due to workarounds for a bug,
* this clock source is slow. Consider trying other clock sources
PCI quirk: region 4000-403f claimed by PIIX4 ACPI
PCI quirk: region 5000-500f claimed by PIIX4 SMB
PCI: Firmware left 0000:00:0a.0 e100 interrupts enabled, disabling
PCI: Firmware left 0000:00:0d.0 e100 interrupts enabled, disabling
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 *11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 *10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 *5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, 
ACPI Exception (scan-0324): AE_BAD_PARAMETER, Extracting _PRW package
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
pnp: PnP ACPI init
pnp: IRQ 12 override to edge, high
pnp: PnP ACPI: found 13 devices
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
PCI: If a device doesn't work, try "pci=routeirq".  If it helps, post a 
NetLabel: Initializing
NetLabel:  domain hash size = 128
NetLabel:  protocols = UNLABELED CIPSOv4
NetLabel:  unlabeled traffic allowed by default
pnp: 00:01: iomem range 0x0-0x9ffff could not be reserved
pnp: 00:01: iomem range 0xf0000-0xfffff could not be reserved
pnp: 00:01: iomem range 0x100000-0x13feffff could not be reserved
pnp: 00:01: iomem range 0x13ff0000-0x13ffffff could not be reserved
PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:01.0
  IO window: d000-0000
  MEM window: e8000000-00000000
  PREFETCH window 0x0000000020000000-0x00000000200fffff
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP route cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
TCP established hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 8192)
TCP reno registered
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.16ac)
apm: overridden by ACPI.
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
type=2000 audit(1323043838.392:1): initialized
Total HugeTLB memory allocated, 0
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
SELinux:  Registering netfilter hooks
Initializing Cryptographic API
alg: No test for crc32c (crc32c-generic)
ksign: Installing public key data
Loading keyring
- Added public key 5CDF8508361AAFBF
- User ID: CentOS (Kernel Module GPG key)
io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler anticipatory registered
io scheduler deadline registered
io scheduler cfq registered (default)
Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
Boot video device is 0000:01:00.0
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports 8 throttling states)
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12ac
Non-volatile memory driver v1.2
Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected an Intel 440BX Chipset.
agpgart: AGP aperture is 256M @ 0xd0000000
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
serial8250: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
00:08: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
00:09: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
brd: module loaded
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
PIIX4: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:07.1
PIIX4: chipset revision 1
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf000-0xf007, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
Probing IDE interface ide0...
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Probing IDE interface ide1...
Probing IDE interface ide1...
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.6:USB HID core driver
PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:PS2K,PNP0f13:PS2M] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
md: md driver 0.90.3 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: bitmap version 4.39
TCP bic registered
Initializing IPsec netlink socket
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
Time: acpi_pm clocksource has been installed.
ACPI: (supports S0 S1 S4 S5)
Initalizing network drop monitor service
Freeing unused kernel memory: 228k freed
Write protecting the kernel read-only data: 413k
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input0
ohci_hcd: 2005 April 22 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver (PCI)
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v3.0
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 11
PCI: setting IRQ 11 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:07.2[D] -> Link [LNKD] -> GSI 11 (level, low) ->
IRQ 11

uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: irq 11, io base 0x0000e000
usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
hub 1-0:1.0: over-current change on port 1
hub 1-0:1.0: over-current change on port 2

input: ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse as /class/input/input1
SCSI subsystem initialized
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] enabled at IRQ 5
PCI: setting IRQ 5 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:08.0[A] -> Link [LNKC] -> GSI 5 (level, low) ->
ahc_pci:0:8:0: Illegal cable configuration!!. Only two connectors on the
adapter may be used at a time!
        <Adaptec aic7880 Ultra SCSI adapter>
        aic7880: Ultra Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 16/253 SCBs

  Vendor: QUANTUM   Model: VIKING II 9.1WSE  Rev: 4110
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
scsi0:A:0:0: Tagged Queuing enabled.  Depth 4
 target0:0:0: Beginning Domain Validation
 target0:0:0: wide asynchronous
 target0:0:0: FAST-20 WIDE SCSI 40.0 MB/s ST (50 ns, offset 8)
 target0:0:0: Domain Validation skipping write tests
 target0:0:0: Ending Domain Validation
SCSI device sda: 17836668 512-byte hdwr sectors (9132 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: b3 00 00 08
SCSI device sda: drive cache: write through
SCSI device sda: 17836668 512-byte hdwr sectors (9132 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: b3 00 00 08
SCSI device sda: drive cache: write through
 sda: sda1 sda2
sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
libata version 3.00 loaded.
device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3
device-mapper: ioctl: 4.11.5-ioctl (2007-12-12) initialised:
dm-devel at redhat.com
device-mapper: dm-raid45: initialized v0.2594l
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
SELinux:  Disabled at runtime.
SELinux:  Unregistering netfilter hooks
type=1404 audit(1323043884.105:2): selinux=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295
parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
parport0: PC-style at 0x378, irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
hda: ATAPI 32X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2000kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
e100: Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Driver, 3.5.10-k3-1-NAPI
e100: Copyright(c) 1999-2005 Intel Corporation
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0a.0[A] -> Link [LNKA] -> GSI 11 (level, low) ->
IRQ 11
e100: eth0: e100_probe: addr 0xef122000, irq 11, MAC addr 00:02:B3:60:04:E8
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 10
PCI: setting IRQ 10 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0d.0[A] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 10 (level, low) ->
IRQ 10
e100: eth1: e100_probe: addr 0xef120000, irq 10, MAC addr 00:10:5C:AB:02:8A
input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input2
piix4_smbus 0000:00:07.3: Found 0000:00:07.3 device
sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
lp0: console ready
ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
ACPI: Mapper loaded
dell-wmi: No known WMI GUID found
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
device-mapper: multipath: version 1.0.5 loaded
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
EXT3 FS on dm-0, internal journal
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Adding 655352k swap on /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01.  Priority:-1 extents:1
IA-32 Microcode Update Driver: v1.14a <tigran at veritas.com>
microcode: CPU0 updated from revision 0x30 to 0x40, date = 05251999
Loading iSCSI transport class v2.0-871.
802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8 Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
All bugs added by David S. Miller <davem at redhat.com>
cxgb3i: tag itt 0x1fff, 13 bits, age 0xf, 4 bits.
iscsi: registered transport (cxgb3i)
IPv6: Loaded, but administratively disabled, reboot required to enable
Broadcom NetXtreme II CNIC Driver cnic v2.1.2 (May 26, 2010)
Broadcom NetXtreme II iSCSI Driver bnx2i v2.1.3 (Aug 10, 2010)
iscsi: registered transport (bnx2i)
iscsi: registered transport (tcp)
iscsi: registered transport (iser)
iscsi: registered transport (be2iscsi)
e100: eth0: e100_watchdog: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex
Bluetooth: Core ver 2.10
NET: Registered protocol family 31
Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.8
Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.8
Bluetooth: HIDP (Human Interface Emulation) ver 1.1
Installing knfsd (copyright (C) 1996 okir at monad.swb.de).
NFSD: Using /var/lib/nfs/v4recovery as the NFSv4 state recovery directory
NFSD: starting 90-second grace period

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Michel Donais