External Buslink USB2 hard drive not detected

Hello-

I’ve got a Buslink USB2 external hard drive (UII-80) that I’ve been using since SuSE 9.x, however 11.1 is not detecting it. The drive works fine on systems still running Suse 11.0. When I open up the Partitioner component of YAST I get the “wait” symbol and the access light on the external drive remains on. I’ve let it run for over 1hr in this state w/no love.

Has anyone found a fix for this? TIA for advice and answers.

Addendum:
I’ve tried booting this USB drive now on a T42 Thinkpad and a desktop (AMD 32-bit Athlon) both running SuSE 11.1

Suggestions? TIA (again).