Re: Jumpdrive Not A Block Device?
On Sun, Jul 02, 2006 at 10:05:37PM -0400, Hubert Chan wrote:
> On Sun, 02 Jul 2006 12:41:00 -0400, "Thomas H. George" <email@example.com> said:
> > With Etch it is recognized as SCSI device sdb and located at /dev/sg1.
> > It cannot be mounted, mount fails with a message that /dev/sg1 is not
> > a block device.
> The sg* devices are generic SCSI devices. Each SCSI device has an
> associated sg device that is different from the device that you would
> normally use to access the drive, and may provide some extra
> functionality. If the drive is recognized as device sdb, then you
> should be mounting /dev/sdb*.
I would if I could. When the drive is hotplugged it is assigned to
/dev/sg1 not /dev/sb1. That is the problem.
> > What I really wanted to do was install Damm Small Linux on this drive.
> > cdrecord -scanbus recognized it as SCSIbus 4: 4,0,0 and I hoped I
> > could just overwrite the existing vfat file system with the
> > dsl-3.0.1.iso. This did not work. cdrecord stopped with the
> > messages:
> > Device seems to be: Generic CCS Disk Sorry, no CD/DVD-drive
> > found on this target.
> Huh? You're trying to use a CD burning program to write to a USB stick?
> I can't imagine that that would have any chance of working.
Yeah, that was really stupid. I don't know where my head was on that