4 GB USB memory arrived

Owen Townend owen.townend at gmail.com
Sat May 24 17:04:13 UTC 2008

>  > Didn't you try this some months ago in the same wrong way? The correct
>  > disk name would be /dev/sdf not sdf1.
>  >
>  >
>  > Nils
>  >
>  >
>     I may have. It is clearly /dev/sdf1 and if I try $ sudo umount
>  /dev/sdf it says it is not loaded. With $sudo umount /dev/sdf1 it works.
>  Do you have any idea why it is bad?
>  Karl


/dev/sdf is the entire device
/dev/sdf1 is a partition.

The partition table is stored at the start of the device in a static,
known position. Having the partition table within a partition would be
a recursive connundrum - can't find the partition without a partition
table, can't get the partition table without looking in the partition
- catch 22.


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