finding the USB drive name, mounting and formatting

Zbigniew Szalbot zbigniew at
Wed Jul 11 09:41:36 UTC 2007

Dear all,

> Yes, external USB disks / flash drives are handled as SCSI by the
> kernel, and you are right the da0 is your disk.
> Is ls /dev/da0s* showing anything else except da0s1 as a result? I am in
> front of my FreeBSD system right now, and I have (a UFS formatted)
> external 250Gb disk on it, I can see da0s1d on ls /dev/da0s*
> As an afterthought, and maybe dumb question, are you certain the disk is
> fat formatted and not someting else (i.e. NTFS)?

Apologies for taking up list bandwidth! Of course it was NTFS. I was so
pre-occupied with mounting that I forgot about that subtle (!) difference.
I am very sorry for bothering you.

Warm regards,

zbigniew szalbot

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