BBB: no mass storage or USB ethernet - troubleshooting process?

Hi - My BBB no longer appears as USB mass storage or USB network when connected and powered by my Thinkpad 410s. This used to work ok (I don’t recall when as I usually use Ethernet cable and DC power supply - but I am presenting at Maker Faire and wanted to just plug it in directly to the USB port).

I never had this problem before with BBB. I tried both Angstrom Sept-4 (from CircuitCo wiki) and Sept-12 (from Angstrom Dist site). I could revert to older images if anyone thinks that might help.

I’m wondering if it is the BBB or my Ubuntu laptop. Nothing has changed that I know of on laptop but there may have been ubuntu updates in the mean time.

BBB:
Linux beaglebone 3.8.13 #1 SMP Thu Sep 5 16:35:35 CEST 2013 armv7l GNU/Linux

LAPTOP:
afustini@lappy486:~$ uname -a

Linux lappy486 3.2.0-52-generic #78-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 26 16:21:44 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
afustini@lappy486:~$ cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS \n \l

BEAGLEBONEBLACK:

root@beaglebone:~# ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr C8:A0:30:B8:CD:BC
inet addr:192.168.0.109 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::caa0:30ff:feb8:cdbc/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:2192 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1478 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:427700 (417.6 KiB) TX bytes:527416 (515.0 KiB)
Interrupt:56

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
RX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:256 (256.0 B) TX bytes:256 (256.0 B)

usb0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 22:6A:72:8B:3C:F6
inet addr:192.168.7.2 Bcast:192.168.7.3 Mask:255.255.255.252
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

MY-THINKPAD-LAPTOP:

afustini@lappy486:~$ ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 5c:ff:35:0a:46:07
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:20 Memory:f2500000-f2520000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:12167 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:12167 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1214627 (1.2 MB) TX bytes:1214627 (1.2 MB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr f0:7b:cb:a0:d0:79
inet addr:192.168.0.100 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::f27b:cbff:fea0:d079/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:352547 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:231701 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:478875901 (478.8 MB) TX bytes:27903858 (27.9 MB)

Appreciate any advice!

Thanks,
Drew
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Are you trying to run USB and Ethernet at the same time?

Gerald

no just had USB plugged in to the laptop to power it. I was expecting to see the mass storage and USB Ethernet inteface like normal but didn’t.

thanks,
drew

I have a diferent problem. I just resize from 2gb to 8gb and ubuntu did not turn on. I could only boot with 2gb on the main system. :frowning:

Look if is usb 1 or 2. I have problem with usb 1.

If you are using Ethernet, you should use DC.

Gerald