4 GB USB memory arrived

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Sat May 24 19:25:01 UTC 2008

Karl Larsen wrote:
> Nils Kassube wrote:
> > 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.
>     Not so at all Nils. I put the partitions on the stick with $fdisk
> /dev/sdf and I have a VFAT now at /dev/sdf1 and a ext3 at /dev/sdf2. I
> made /dev/sdf1 bootable and it works fine.

I think "fdisk /dev/sdf" is what I more or less suggested albeit not 
verbosely. So probably we both mean the same thing. Only in one of your 
first mails in this thread you used "fdisk /dev/sdf1", which was wrong 
and gave the error message. Now that you used sdf instead, all is well.


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