Richard C. Isaacson
ri at beldurnik.com
Fri Jan 6 02:34:25 PST 2006
I have been doing a lot of key work over the last couple of days What I
am doing is:
dmesg | grep da0
To find the drive that is listed on as it might not be da0 if you have
other things plugged in.
mount -t msdosfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt
Does the same thing but I think ends up being a little cleaner.
> With all my USB pens I invariably use:
> /sbin/mount_msdosfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt
> And it works.
> Alle 06:09, venerdì 06 gennaio 2006, Teilhard Knight ha scritto:
>>> On 2006-01-05 15:28, Teilhard Knight <teilhk at crosswinds.net> wrote:
>>>> Can someone tell me, or point to me where I can find, how to
>>>> mount a Flash Disk in release 6.0? I have Googled, but I simply
>>>> cannot find the right way. An icon to mount and unmount on the
>>>> desktop would be nice. Thanks.
>>> When I plug my USB JetFlash disk, the following appears in
>>> /var/log/messages (and the system console, but I mostly use X11
>>> these days):
>>> umass0: USB Flash Disk, rev 2.00/2.00, addr 2
>>> da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
>>> da0: Removable Direct Access SCSI-2 device
>>> da0: 1.000MB/s transfers
>>> da0: 250MB (512000 512 byte sectors: 64H 32S/T 250C)
>> I get something similar too. The Device Node is created all right.
>>> When you plug the USB flash disk in, /dev/da0 (or another daX
>>> device) is automatically created. If the flash disk already has
>>> partitions (they usually come with a single FAT partition),
>>> you'll also see da0s1 or something similar:
>>> # ls -l /dev/da*
>>> crw-r----- 1 root operator - 4, 44 Oct 16 17:38 /dev/da0
>> Yes, I also get something similar to this.
>>> If you see only da0, it's possible that the 'raw disk' is
>>> formatted using FAT, without a real BIOS-style partition, which
>>> means that you should be able to 'mount' it with something like:
>>> # /sbin/mount_msdosfs /dev/da0 /mnt
>> I do not only see da0 above and this command results in: "mount_msdosfs:
>> /dev/da0: Invalid argument"
>>> That's it. Copy files to and from the /mnt directory. When you
>>> are done, make sure you unmount the flash disk before removing
>>> it. If you don't, chances are your kernel will panic when it
>>> discovers the physical flash disk is gone.
>>> # umount /mnt
>>> Now, it's safe to pull the flash disk out.
>> You told me how to mount my flash disk in case the command "ls -l /dev/da0"
>> results incomplete or I have the disk raw formatted. But what should I do
>> if I get all similar to what you get? In other words, how do you mount your
>> flash disk?
>> Thanks for your feedback.
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