Josh Glover writes:
> On 31/12/06, Frank Duignan <frank.duignan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > The only caveat I have may perhaps be just unusual to
> > the usb chipset I've got (so google implies). If you mount the beastie as a
> > usb 2.0 device i.e. with the ehci-hcd module loaded it umounts itself after
> > a short while - even in the middle of a write.
>> I have seen this problem as well. In my case, it turned out to be a
> cable that was just ever-so-slightly flakey. If you have a known good
> cable (i.e. one that you have tested with other USB 2.0 devices), you
> might try that.
>> Of course, your situation may be different, but just in case.
It looks likely that there's a bug in recent kernels (or Ubuntu-built
kernels, at least) in their support for USB hard drives (incl iPods):
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