Memory stick address

Derek Broughton news at
Sun May 25 23:21:11 UTC 2008

Karl Auer wrote:

> On Sat, 2008-05-24 at 10:50 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
>> I have 2 memory sticks now and if I plug in both you get this with df:
>> /dev/sdf1              2014944        32   2014912   1% /media/KINGSTON
>> /dev/sdg1              3940796     18508   3922288   1% /media/disk
> Yes - those are the mountable partitions on the sticks. /dev/sdf is the
> whole of the first stick, /dev/sdf1 is the first partition on that
> stick. Similarly /dev/sdg is the whole of the second stick,
> and /dev/sdf1 is the first partition on it.

Further, it _is_ possible to create a USB stick with _only_ a partition on
it (ie, /dev/sdf contains a mountable filesystem) but it's complicated, and
likely to run into problems with software that doesn't actually recognize
that format).


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