Mounting Western Digital USB drive?
xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Wed Dec 12 03:40:09 PST 2007
Patrick Baldwin wrote:
> Hi, I'm trying to mount a 160 GB Western Digital USB 2.0 drive on a
> FreeBSD 6.2 system. This seemed like it should be relatively simple,
> webmail# mount /dev/da0s1 /mnt/usbdrive
> mount: /dev/da0s1 on /mnt/usbdrive: incorrect super block
> OK, it seemed a good chance the USB drive was formatted with NTFS, so
> I tried:
> webmail# mount_ntfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt/usbdrive
> mount_ntfs: /dev/da0s1: Invalid argument
> Further reading on mount_ntfs suggested that even if I got it to
> work, it's not quite what I want: I want read & write access
> with compressed files supported.
If it doesn't mount as NTFS then FAT32 seems like a distinct
possibility. Try file -s /dev/da0s1 and see what it says e.g.
$ file -s /dev/ad10s6
/dev/ad10s6: x86 boot sector, code offset 0x58, OEM-ID "MSWIN4.1",
sectors/cluster 32, reserved sectors 34, Media descriptor 0xf8, heads
255, hidden sectors 63, sectors 42299082 (volumes > 32 MB) , FAT (32
bit), sectors/FAT 10323, reserved3 0x800000, serial number 0x43937937,
label: " SAMSUNG"
If it is NTFS (or you reformat it to be) then maybe ntfs-3g is what you
want (should be in ports) but I've never used it.
If all else fails, can you connect to a a Windows machine and see what
it thinks it is? I fail to remember how you figure out file system type
in Windows but right-click-properties on the disk might do it.
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