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Re: Mounting a USB Mass Storage Device

On Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:56:56 -0500
Marty <martyb@ix.netcom.com> wrote:

> Samuel Bächler wrote:
> >>  Is the vfat module loaded? You might want to check the filesystem
> >>  type with "file -s /dev/sdb1". Also are you able to access the
> >> files on any other system? If the data on the usb drive is not
> >> important, then try formatting it. "mkdosfs /dev/sdb1" will create
> >> a fat16 filesystem while mke2fs will create an ext2 partition.
> > 
> > Thanks a lot! I learned quite a lot this weekend, :-).
> > 
> > Summary of mistakes:
> > (1) I wanted to mount a wrong device (sda1 instead of sdb1).
> So it was a Windows partition you were seeing.  Sorry about the
> error, but I still advise deleting and reformatting it.

Yes, that's a nice idea. I myself would follow your advice, but my wife
doesn't let me to... :) 


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