mount_msdosfs usb flash stick

John Nielsen lists at
Sat Aug 2 04:49:17 UTC 2008

On Saturday 02 August 2008, joeb wrote:
> On 6.2 release of FBSD trying to mount a usb flash memory stick. The
> stick has a msdos file system on it and has been loaded with files using
> windows xp. When I plug the stick into my FBSD box I get console msg
> about da0 device as usb flash memory stick. All looks good at this point.
> When is issue this command,  mount_msdosfs /dev/da0 /mnt  I get this
> error msg  ' invalid argument' .  Also tried this format of the command
> with same results.    mount -t msdos /dev/da0 /mnt     (note typing error
> on msdos in first post. Sorry)

Most of the time usb drives are partitioned like regular hard drives. Do 
an "ls /dev/da0*" to see what you have, but you'll probably want:
	mount -t msdos /dev/da0s1 /mnt


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