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Unable to mount JumpDrive on Solaris 8 - Get Interrupted System Call message

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Hi,

I am trying to mount a Lexar Elite Jump Drive (128 Mb) on Solaris 8 systems. I have several Solaris 8 workstations (Sun Blades and SunFire 280R's), and they all exhibit the same problem.

When I plug the JumpDrive into the USB port, the device seems to be recognized based on the following info in /var/adm/messages;

     Apr  1 14:20:28 starsms2 usba: [ID 855233 kern.info] USB-device: storage@3,scsa2usb0 at bus address 2
     Apr  1 14:20:28 starsms2 usba: [ID 349649 kern.info]    LEXAR MEDIA, JUMPDRIVE ELITE, 33000000226000005754
     Apr  1 14:20:28 starsms2 genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] scsa2usb0 is /pci@8,700000/usb@5,3/storage@3
     Apr  1 14:20:28 starsms2 genunix: [ID 408114 kern.info] /pci@8,700000/usb@5,3/storage@3 (scsa2usb0) online

The device files get created as /dev/dsk/c3t0d0s*. When I try to mount it using the following command, I get the error as follows;

     # mount -F pcfs /dev/dsk/c3t0d0s2:c /mnt
     Interrupted System Call

The device then goes offline as per the following message in /var/adm/messages;

     Apr  1 14:21:20 starsms2 usba: [ID 593373 kern.info] /pci@8,700000/usb@5,3/storage@3 (scsa2usb0): scsa2usb_reset_recovery called:
          scsa2usbp = 0x30008b1efd0
     Apr  1 14:21:20 starsms2 last message repeated 1 time
     Apr  1 14:21:25 starsms2 usba: [ID 464422 kern.warning] WARNING: /pci@8,700000/usb@5,3 (ohci0): connecting device on port 3 failed
     Apr  1 14:25:02 starsms2 genunix: [ID 408114 kern.info] /pci@8,700000/usb@5,3/storage@3/disk@0,0 (sd30) offline
     Apr  1 14:25:02 starsms2 genunix: [ID 408114 kern.info] /pci@8,700000/usb@5,3/storage@3 (scsa2usb0) offline

If I then remove and reinsert the JumpDrive, the exact same happens again. I have tried this on 3 different systems, and they all act the same way.

I called Sun on this, and they basically indicated they do not support JumpDrives.

Any ideas ?

Cheers,

Jack...

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Have you looked through:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Solaris/Q_20880104.html and the links posted there.  I've managed to mount my unbranded (Dabsvalue) 256Mb usb drive on 280R's, can you try a different model usb drive?  It may be that the JumpDrive does something a bit non-standard.  I notice on their site there is no mention of linux support, so that doesn't look good for Solaris
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