Mounting Western Digital USB drive?

Patrick Baldwin Patrick.Baldwin at
Wed Dec 12 07:40:20 PST 2007

Trix Farrar wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 06:03:03PM -0500, 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,
>> but:
>> webmail# mount /dev/da0s1 /mnt/usbdrive
>> mount: /dev/da0s1 on /mnt/usbdrive: incorrect super block
> It's probably formatted msdosfs.  Have you tried:
> webmail# mount -t msdosfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt/usbdrive

No, I hadn't, but that doesn't seem to work either:

mount -t msdosfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt/usbdrive
mount_msdosfs: /dev/da0s1: Invalid argument

webmail# dmesg
umass0: Western Digital External HDD, rev 2.00/1.04, addr 2
da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: <WD 1600BEV External 1.04> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-4 device
da0: 40.000MB/s transfers
da0: 152627MB (312581808 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 19457C)
mountmsdosfs(): disk too big, sorry
mountmsdosfs(): disk too big, sorry

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