4 GB USB memory arrived

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Sat May 24 18:37:57 UTC 2008

Karl Larsen wrote:
>     He said I should see the devise not 
> the file system but in fact on real hard drives we have partitions with
> a file system mounted.

Well, if you want to use fdisk, you should use the disk, not the 
partition. That's why it is called fdisk and not fpartition :) As fdisk 
doesn't see a partition table at /dev/sdf1 it complains about a bad disk. 
The partition table is at /dev/sdf instead.

Now if you mount something it is not an entire disk but a partition, which 
would be /dev/sdf1.


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