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Iomega USB External Hard Drive

Postby cmilhaus on Mon May 25, 2009 10:20 am

I have an older 80GB Iomega USB external hard dribe that I would like to use with "Mint" for backups. I am having a devil of a time finding drivers for it
I have tried to get it recogized in Mint and no luck. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would be most grateful
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Re: Iomega USB External Hard Drive

Postby Husse on Wed May 27, 2009 4:11 pm

Connect the disk and run lsusb (note that l is a lower case L) and post here
Maybe it's possible to find something from the ID
Once you know the ID start searching for it and different variations of Linux
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Re: Iomega USB External Hard Drive

Postby cmilhaus on Wed May 27, 2009 5:39 pm

bobm@bobm-desktop ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
bobm@bobm-desktop ~ $
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Re: Iomega USB External Hard Drive

Postby Husse on Wed May 27, 2009 5:50 pm

As you can see this old Iomega is not discovered at all....
This one won't work...
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Re: Iomega USB External Hard Drive

Postby cmilhaus on Thu May 28, 2009 6:52 pm

That's what I was afraid of. Thank You!
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