fat32 question

Erich Dollansky erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com
Sun Sep 20 23:52:09 UTC 2015


On Sun, 20 Sep 2015 16:23:42 +0200
Zoran Kolic <zkolic at sbb.rs> wrote:

> > Zoran, re Brandon's "won't understand it any more."
> > Dont despair & discard stick, you can rebuild the MBR: man fdisk
> > from memory start with fdisk -i -B /dev/da0 
> First, thanks all for replies!
> After a bit of puzzling, I found that the problem was every Transcend
> usb stick I have. They are all fine for mundane tasks and newfs_msdos
> makes it able to work on freebsd. My music player was picky and has
> something to say against. When I inserted old and forgoten Verbatim
> drive, without making f32, it presented itself and files were ready
> to play. Unbelievable.
> Yep, I did fdisk step after I posted the question. No go on Transcend.
> Might be hardware incompatibility or else. Btw, I always do just newfs
> on back up usb disks and never had any problem, so far, on freebsd.
> Once again, thank you for help.
FreeBSD has no problem when the file system is directly on the device.
Other operating system have problems with it as they expect partitions.

fdisk is a bit outdated. Use gpart for partitioning.


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