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external usb drive

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2003 10:41 pm
by detroit
Has anyone been able to connect an external usb drive to the xbox with gentoox v2? If so what were the exact steps that you took to mount the drive, and what custom configuration (if any) did you do to the default setup?

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2003 7:47 pm
by detroit
anyone tried this in 2.1?
It's amazing that one of the most seemingly useful features has been impossible for so long. Mounting a USB drive seems like it should pretty basic-- has no one in the history of xbox development really never succeeded at this?

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 8:05 am
by detroit
still hasn't been done.
it's possible to record to usb cdrom, but not to actually mount a usb drive.

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:38 pm
by ShALLaX
If you actually read the news, youd see i did this a few weeks ago... theres even a post in this forum about it... use your eyes before posting needlessly.

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2003 4:22 am
by detroit
if you bothered to read my post, you would see that I wasn't talking about cd burning, but mounting an external usb drive, which has still not been acheived or demonstated.

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2003 6:49 am
by detroit
i finally got this to work on 2.1:

modprobe usb-storage
modprobe scsi_mod
modprobe ide-scsi
modprobe sg
modprobe sr_mod
mkdir /mnt/usb
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2003 1:36 pm
by ShALLaX
I read your post, and you dont have the technical ability to explain yourself properly. You stated "USB drive". That means ANY type of drive. Dont argue the point that "mounting" makes any difference because you still have to mount cd drives, besides... I HAD done this, the access speeds were so slow it was barely worth posting about. If you read the news page youd have seen that i posted the necessary kernel configuration to achieve this.

For your reference: ... cle&sid=53 ... cle&sid=55

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2003 3:35 am
by detroit
thanks, glad to see you've made some progress on this too,

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:09 pm
by britishseapower
detroits instructions got my external hard disk working! It was a little slow but certainly useable. Be nice if the xbox had usb2 ports! Biggest problem was all the debug messages i got in dmesg output and in the log files. I got read of the debug optionsin the kernel .config and reinstalled. I STILL got the annoying messages though.

I would REALLY like to plug my usb drive back in, anyone solved this one?