GEOM + mount_msdosfs usb flash stick

joeb joeb at
Mon Aug 4 06:12:12 UTC 2008

On 7.0 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 7.0 box I get Geom console msg
'GEOM_LABEL:Label for provider Da0s1 is msdosfs_flashdrive'.
Does this mean the flash stick is mounted and the mount point is
 When is issue this command,  mount_msdosfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt  I get this
console msg  ' GEOM get label removed'.  Using the /mnt mount point every
thing works fine.

What is GEOM doing form me in 7.0?

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