4 GB USB memory arrived

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Sat May 24 19:53:58 UTC 2008

Nils Kassube wrote:
> 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.
> Nils
    Better than well Nils. When I plug in the stick now it doesn't come 
up as Kinston but rather it comes up in two places. I named the Vfat 
ubuntu and the linux as LarsenKF
and both come up at /media as ubuntu and LarsenKW. I am glad it now 
works right.



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