USB Thumb Drive

Ryan Coleman ryan.coleman at
Wed Dec 1 18:36:49 UTC 2010

On Dec 1, 2010, at 12:10 PM, Jerry wrote:

> On Wed, 1 Dec 2010 17:00:00 +0000
> Bruce Cran <bruce at> articulated:
>> On Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:47:26 -0500
>> Chris Brennan <xaero at> wrote:
>>> [root at BlackDragon [~]# kldload ntfs (just so I can read from the
>>> device and copy what I wanted off it)
>>> [root at BlackDragon [~]# mount -t ntfs /dev/da0 /mnt/thumb
>>> mount_ntfs: /dev/da0: Invalid argument
>> I think Windows defaults to FAT32 on removable drives, so you might
>> need to use '-t msdosfs' instead. In newer versions of Windows you can
>> also format disks using exFAT which I don't believe is supported in
>> the open source world yet.
> I believe that exFAT is the default in Windows 7. In any case, there is
> no support for it in FreeBSD; although I believe there is support,
> rudimentary perhaps, in Linux.
> Wikipedia (

As the page says, it's READ ONLY in Linux... kinda pathetic. Thanks, Microsoft, for changing things AGAIN so you cannot be shared safely with others.

Any thoughts on when hey might require their users to wear latex gloves when using something other than Windows?


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