[OT] Re: Mounting a USB Mass Storage Device
On Mon, 3 Dec 2007 17:27:35 -0800
Andrew Sackville-West <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 12:48:59AM +0100, Nyizsnyik Ferenc wrote:
> > On Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:56:56 -0500
> > Marty <email@example.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... :)
> sorry dear, that harddrive died and took windows with it. Fortunately,
> I had just backed up all your data. Oh, and look! Debian is still
> working! ;-)
Unfortunately that won't work: she's an IT (and math and physics)
teacher. And she cooks too well, so I don't want to risk...
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