Help review the FAQ

Aldis Berjoza graudeejs at
Mon Nov 19 20:07:36 UTC 2012

19.11.2012, 22:04, "Andrea Venturoli" <ml at>:
> On 11/19/12 18:44, Eitan Adler wrote:
>>  Hey all,
>>  The FAQ for FreeBSD needs a significant amount of updating and
>>  changing.  The first step in that process is to figure out what needs
>>  to be changed.
>>  If you can a take a moment and thoroughly review just one
>>  question and add your comments and concerns it
>>  would be immensely helpful.
> Under: removable-drives
> Would it be worth mentioning no /dev/xxxs1 is created when the device is
> plugged in after boot?
> E.G. 1:
> I have a Zip Drive which is /dev/da1.
> Everything is fine if a disk is in when I boot, but if I insert the
> media after boot, /dev/da1s1 is not there.
> I need to "mount /dev/da1 /mnt": this also fails, but now I have
> /dev/da1s1 and can mount it.
> E.G. 2:
> I connect my Android phone with an USB cable: it will be /dev/da7.
> Again I have no /dev/da7s1 until I "dd count=0 if=/dev/random of=/dev/da7".
> Same happens with CompactFlash, MMC, SD, etc...

That doesn't sound normal. I only had similar problems with 
Klingston DataTraveler flash (it had some crap firmware)

Aldis Berjoza
FreeBSD addict

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