Odd memory stick formatting

Joshua Isom jrisom at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 12:28:21 PST 2007

On Nov 16, 2007, at 10:31 AM, RW wrote:

> I have a couple of USB devices that I mount as /dev/da0s1, which what I
> would expect.
> I've just got a memory stick that's showing as /dev/da0 & /dev/da0s4.
> and only /dev/da0 mounts. The output of fdisk is garbage, showing four
> unfeasibly large partitions with unknown  sysid values.
> On the other hand it seems to work fine as da0.
> Is this normal, or should I repartition. If the latter is there 
> anything
> particular I need to do to maintain Windows compatibility - I've a
> vague recollection that Windows leave a gap before the first
> partition, or something.

I've seen some usb flash drives that under windows, mounts as two 
separate and independent filesystems, one of which is a cd-rom.  Try 
mounting the other partition as cd9660 and see if that works and you 
get to see all the software they preload onto the drives.

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