How to mount USB drive in FreeBSD 5.0?

Simon Rutishauser simon.rutishauser at
Tue Sep 30 09:40:42 PDT 2003


i had some problems which look similar to yours with an usb cardreader
_and_ an external hd.

After an upgrade to the latest "testing" (or whatever this is called ;-))
a month or so ago the problems vanished (even though FreeBSD still needs
about one minute to recognize my Cardreader)


Am Mon, 29 Sep 2003 00:39:57 +0200 schrieb Andreas Kohn:

> On Mon, 2003-09-29 at 00:44, frank at wrote:
>> On Sunday 28 September 2003 2:36 pm, Kent Stewart wrote:
>> > On Sunday 28 September 2003 11:13 pm, Frank Lee wrote:
>> >> On Sunday 28 September 2003 20:57, Andreas Kohn wrote:
>> >> > It doesn't even look like your usb drive is plugged in? Even if
>> >> > umass hadn't accepted it, ugen should have had attached (outputting
>> >> > some messages)
>> >>
>> >> ughh..... well, it helps to plug it *all the way* in. :-( It's new
>> >> and I didn't want break it...
>> >>
>> >> The message I get is:
>> >> umass0: Cypress Semiconductor USB2.0 Storage Device, rev 2.00/0.01,
>> >> addr 2 umass0: Get Max Lun not supported (STALLED)
>> >>
>> >> The system just halts there...
>> Let me clarify this statement. There's a On/Off switch on the drive.
>> It's when I turn it (usb drive) off, the messages scroll (which I'd post
>> if I could get them) and systems reboots. Happened twice. The third
>> time, it says it got disconnected and the system continues to run fine.
> You could try two things:
> 1) If that is a kernel panic (which I assume), it should tell you that is
> going to reboot IFF you do not press a key on your keyboard. Pressing a
> key should stop the reboot timer and give you time to copy the message by
> hand.
> 2) What happens if you plug the drive in _after_ the system has started?
> Dumbing down the drive should not be needed, as it can't (normally) do any
> USB 2.x stuff over a USB 1.1 link (ie. it should dumb down itself)
>> > I find that FreeBSD gets really confused if you have a msdos formatted
>> > zip in the zip drive when you boot.
>> It is a msdos formatted usb drive (2.5" laptop type drive in a
>> IDE-to-USB2.0 case). Not a zip drive, but thank you for sharing that
>> piece of info.
>> Frank Lee

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