Large msdosfs disk will not mount on RELENG_6

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at
Sun Nov 26 22:21:29 PST 2006

On Nov 27, 2006, at 1:09 , Clayton Milos wrote:

>> I just bought a large external hard drive for home backups (500g  
>> Western Digital My Book).  When I plug it in to my machine  
>> (RELENG_6 from about a week ago), the system sees the device just  
>> fine:
> I am very suprised at all that windows would allow you to format a  
> 500G drive into a single 500G FAT32 partition.
> As far as I am aware windows 2000 and xp will only allow you to  
> format up to a 32G dive with FAT32. Any bigger and it will force  
> you to use NTFS. The other strange thing is tht you are trying to  
> mount /dev/da0 and not /dev/de0s1.
> How did you format this drive ?

It comes formatted FAT32.  I bought one last week as well, and tried  
to mount it to extract the included software before repartitioning.   
I finally mounted it on an OSX box to copy the software to CDR.

brandon s. allbery    [linux,solaris,freebsd,perl]     allbery at
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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