help withhardware for pcmcia to usb cardbus

sara fink sara.fink at
Tue Jun 17 16:35:03 EDT 2008

Thanks. Someone suggested me to boot from livecd or bootable usb and
check the hd if it's recognized. That's the first thing I will do. I
hope the hd wasn't damaged.

On 6/16/08, Dominik Brodowski <linux at> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 11:58:39AM +0300, sara fink wrote:
>> > Does the device (plus cable) work correctly when connected to another
>> > USB
>> > host?
>> I have another laptop with windows. Since it's reiserfs I won't be
>> able to check anything.
>> This hd worked before the usb ports fried.
>> I tried the pcmcia+cable and it doesn't help in the case with this hd.
>> I tried both ports of the pcmcia and this hd, and it's the same. Other
>> devices work on both ports.
>> > Does the CardBus USB host provide enough power for the HD, or has the HD
>> > its own power supply? Anyways, since the other USB device works fine
>> > now,
>> > there doesn't seem to be a problem with the PCCard subsystem but with
>> > the
>> > USB one, so maybe you should the USB folks them for additional advice :)
>> The hd has external power supply. Either the hd was damaged, or it's a
>> usb configuration issue. I updated the kernel and maybe something
>> related to ohci isn't correct.
> Hm. Strange indeed. Just trying to tick off some branches of the fault tree.
>> I will try to intsall the other laptop with dual boot and check if the
>> hd works there. If not, I will try the usb guys. Do you happen to know
>> their mailing list?
> L:      linux-usb at
> Best,
> 	Dominik

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