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Old 11-27-2011, 07:08 PM
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I have two 500GB USB drives that my Gentoo system here will not read.
Both these drives are fat formatted.

The tail of DMESG, the entries actually go on for a long long time, has
the following report for either of those two drives,

[ 6027.085508] ehci_hcd 0000:01:0a.2: detected XactErr len 0/8 retry 29
[ 6027.085636] ehci_hcd 0000:01:0a.2: detected XactErr len 0/8 retry 30
[ 6027.085760] ehci_hcd 0000:01:0a.2: detected XactErr len 0/8 retry 31
[ 6027.085885] ehci_hcd 0000:01:0a.2: devpath 3 ep0in 3strikes
[ 6027.136031] ehci_hcd 0000:01:0a.2: GetStatus port:3 status 001002 0

[ 6027.136052] hub 1-0:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 3
[ 6027.136062] hub 1-0:1.0: state 7 ports 5 chg 0000 evt 0008

Both these fat formatted drives are easily read on several other systems
running Windows or MAC OS X.

The Gentoo system will read small usb memory sticks up to 16 GB fat

The Gentoo system will also read a 750 GB NTFS drive without problems.

Is anyone able to point me in the direction to figure out why the fat
usb drives will not be read by the Gentoo system?


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