finding the USB drive name, mounting and formatting

Zbigniew Szalbot zbigniew at
Wed Jul 11 09:17:18 UTC 2007

Hi there again,

>> Thank you for your answer. I do have da0s1 but
>> mount -t msdosfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt/usbck
>> mount_msdosfs: /dev/da0s1: Invalid argument
>> Also, it is not a flash drive, it is an external USB drive with IDE hd
> in
>> it (80 GB).
>> I will skip formatting as I can see your point. Thanks!
>> Zbigniew Szalbot
> If it is a large hard disk, then it is probably worth it to make a UFS
> filesystem on it.
> You can do this very easily by running sysinstall. You will then have a
> /dev/da0s1d to mount
> In fact you may like to try mounting it as /dev/da0s1d right now and see
> what happens...

No such file or directory when I ls /dev/da0sld

I am sure I have /dev/da0s1 on my system and it seems to be the 80GB USB
drive as confirmed by sysinstall (btw the system thinks it is a SCSI drive
then?). But back to this error:

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

When I try mount -a /dev/da0s1 /mnt/usbck, I get:
mount: /dev/da0s1 on /mnt/usbck: incorrect super block

Can you still help? :)

Thank you!

Zbigniew Szalbot

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