First time for everything

Neal Hogan nealhogan at
Wed Oct 14 17:43:44 UTC 2009

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 12:33 PM, jeffry killen <jekillen at> wrote:
> Hello;
> How is a usb device accessed on Freebsd.
> I installed an SATA drive in a usb enclosure
> and plugged in into usb port on the machine.
> Console message indicated detection of the
> device when the power switch for the usb enclosure
>  was set to on.
> When I did mount -w /dev/usb (or usbN) I got
> special device unknown.
> Or mount -w /dev/usb (or usbN) /mnt
> needs block device.
> There is a first time for everything.
> man usb does not tell me.
> and Absolute BSD (M. Lucas) does
> not say anything about usb devices
> let alone how to access them.

> Thank you for patience and guidance
> Jeff K.
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