Problem mounting I-Stick2 USB flash drive
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Sat Sep 1 17:39:35 PDT 2007
--- Dan Nelson <dnelson at allantgroup.com> wrote:
> In the last episode (Sep 01), L Goodwin said:
> > --- Dan Nelson <dnelson at allantgroup.com> wrote:
> > > In the last episode (Aug 31), L Goodwin said:
> > > > Under FreeBDS 6.2, the following command works
> for a 256MBMemorex
> > > > Mini TravelDrive, but not for a 256MB
> Intelligent Stick
> > > > (I-Stick):
> > > >
> > > > mount_msdosfs /dev/da3s1 /mnt
> > > >
> > > > It fails with "mount_msdosfs: /dev/da3s1: No
> such file or
> > > > directory".
> > >
> > > What does "ls -l /dev/da3*" print? Maybe the
> filesystem is on a
> > > different slice. Or, if there's no slices, try
> mounting /dev/da3
> > > directly.
> > Mounting /dev/da3 directly worked (thought I had
> tried that last
> > night, but must not have). Thanks!
> > I don't understand why there is a difference
> between the two flash
> > drives (both are FAT). Is there a way to
> accurately predict what the
> > mount point should be on these?
> Not really. An external drive could have
> filesystems on one or more
> slices if there's an fdisk partition table, or if
> it's unpartitioned
> (like a floppy disk), there will be a single
> filesystem on the raw disk
> device itself. One thing you can do is load the
> glabel module, which
> will scan new devices and create device nodes based
> on the filesystem's
> label. Then you can just mount whatever label
> appears in /dev/msdosfs/.
> Dan Nelson
> dnelson at allantgroup.com
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