4 GB USB memory arrived
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?
/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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