Subject: Re: USB disks?
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/01/2001 21:38:36
"John F. Woods" wrote:

> I've got a USB disk box with an IDE-to-USB adapter.  Unfortunately, it seems
> not to probe as a disk device, instead getting picked up by the ugen handler:
> ugen0 at uhub0 port 2
> ugen0: OnSpec Electronic Inc. USB Disk, rev 1.00/0.08, addr 2
> Is anyone by chance already looking at supporting this?  If not, any
> words of advice on how to get it working myself?

Badger them until you get the specs.  Then you can figure out how
hard it will be.  :-)

> Hmm, I don't see any indication on their web site that they document
> this adapter, and there doesn't seem to be a linux driver...  Would
> the kernel have recognized it right away if it implemented a standard
> USB Mass storage protocol?

The umass driver recognizes all devices that claim to follow that protocol.  (That
doesn't mean that they actually do, or that the driver works for the device.)

    -- Lennart