USB Flash Drives

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Fri Dec 12 19:09:38 PST 2008

fixer <orders at> writes:

> FreeBSD localhost 6.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE #0: Fri Jan 12
> 11:05:30 UTC 2007
> root at  i386
> localhost#
> I just discovered flash drives.  They are very easy to use on Windows.
> I don't know if FreeBSD supports these drives.  But if FreeBSD does,
> I need instructions on "how-to-use".  Thanks in advance for anyone who
> can help.

Rather than mounting the disks, I find it easier to use the "mtools"
port (emulators/mtools).  The commands look like the old ms-dos
commands, and include a copy command.

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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