USB Thumb Drive

Bruce Cran bruce at
Wed Dec 1 16:56:11 UTC 2010

On Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:47:26 -0500
Chris Brennan <xaero at> wrote:

> did I miss something?

Is it partitioned? Try "ls /dev/da0*" to see if there's a "/dev/da0s1"
entry (for example). If so, try and mount that.

To see if there's a filesystem on the disk you can run "file -s"
against the device node. e.g. 

/dev/ada0s3: x86 boot sector, code offset 0x52, OEM-ID "NTFS    ",
sectors/cluster 8, reserved sectors 0, Media descriptor 0xf8, heads
255, hidden sectors 440608768, dos < 4.0 BootSector (0x80)

That tells me /dev/ada0s3 has an NTFS filesystem.

Bruce Cran

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