Finding /dev entry of USB disk

charlie derr cderr at
Mon Oct 13 15:17:50 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On Kubuntu 8.04 (KDE 3.x) I have a USB disk that I need to format. How
> can I figure out where it is in /dev, in order to format it? In
> Konqueror it is listed as system:/media/sdc1 but there is no /dev/sdc*
> Thanks.

After plugging in the device, go to a terminal (or xterm or konsole or ....) and execute the command:

$ dmesg

and you should see helpful information at the end of the output.

	good luck,

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