No more kernel panics for me ever since I updated the firmware awhile back. Samba and usb have been rock solid.rogerdean wrote:Same issues here, even with the hard drive having an external power supply. Has anyone successfully connected a USB hard drive to a Pi?
This problem has been reported several times. It is caused by a conflict between the USB port and the Ethernet port. If both are in heavy use at the same time, you are likely to get a kernel panic.Yumes wrote:Yea, it happens with just one usb device connected, that being one of my external drives, when I'm copying large files from my PC to my samba share on the Pi.
You need to update the firmware in the /boot folder. hexx's update tool would be a good way to do that, or you can download the files individually off the raspberrypi githubmorganm2 wrote:I am pretty sure this happens to me with large files. I'm booting debian6-19-04-2012 from an 8Gb SD card and have a single USB device connected directly. It's a 3Tb Hitachi hard disk (own power supply).
I upgraded my power supply from a 400mA (yes it still worked) phone charger to a 2.5A switch mode power supply from Maplin - I don't think it's the power supply.
I can't tell if it is a kenel panic bacause I'm running my pi using VNC. I'm using the Pi to network the hard disk, so obviously any major copying invloves network traffic as well. Typical file size is 700Mb.
I do note that the file transfer speed is slower than a PC, would this be due to USB/Network conflicts?