SDB:Firewire (ieee1394) Drives under Linux
Version: 7.3 -
Firewire sürücülerinizi Linux altında çalıştırmak istersiniz.
- PCI or on-board
An overview of the supported devices and cards is available at:
Controllers in compliance with the OHCI standard should work. You might need to perform a kernel update for your card to be supported.
First, load the required module for Firewire:
The module ieee1394 should be automatically loaded.
If necessary, also load
if it is not automatically loaded.
Then you can address the storage devices (e.g., CD, CD-R, DVD, hard disk) as SCSI devices. The command
cat /proc/scsi/scsi provides an overview of the detected SCSI devices.
cat /proc/bus/ieee1394/devices directly displays a list of the detected Firewire devices.
Use hwinfo to find out what device is used:
hwinfo --cdrom for optical drives
hwinfo --disk for hard disks
The corresponding device can be found at the entry Device File, for example, (CD):
Device File: /dev/sr0
Firewire devices can be mounted as ordinary devices:
mount /dev/sr0 /mnt
The same applies to hard disks, which can be mounted, for example, with
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
(in this example, the first partition on the first SCSI disk).
ATTENTION: The drives must be unmounted with umount before the Firewire cable is pulled out. Otherwise, data might be lost in the case of hard disks:
- PCMCIA or cardbus (laptop)
If your PCMCIA or cardbus card is supported, the necessary modules will be automatically loaded. An overview of the supported cards is available at:
The mounting process is the same as in PCI and on-board
- PPC (e.g., Apple)
To be able to use storage devices, the module sbp2 must be loaded:
Its mounting process works in the same way as in PCI and on-board. <keyword>ieee1394,firewire</keyword>