formatting a usb drive

iat at st-andrews.ac.uk iat at st-andrews.ac.uk
Thu Mar 21 10:37:08 UTC 2019


Peter

I believe so

mount | grep sdc
/dev/sdc1 on /media/lupusiat/9E2B-3CB5 type vfat 
(rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1001,gid=1001,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,showexec,utf8,flush,errors=remount-ro,uhelper=udisks2)

Regards

Ian Taylor


On 21/03/2019 10:25, Peter Flynn wrote:
> Has the usb drive been auto-mounted?
>
> P
>
> On 21 March 2019 10:17:57 "iat at st-andrews.ac.uk" 
> <iat at st-andrews.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>> Sir/Madam
>>
>> Can somebody advise me what is going on here please
>>
>> I have just opened a new usb drive that is 16gb
>>
>> I place it in my computer running Ubuntu 18.04
>>
>> lsb_release -a
>>     No LSB modules are available.
>>     Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
>>     Description:    Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
>>     Release:    18.04
>>     Codename:    bionic
>>
>> uname -a
>>    Linux lupus-st-andrews-ac-uk 4.15.0-45-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Tue
>> Jan 29 16:28:13 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>>
>> Run parted
>>
>> parted /dev/sdc
>>     GNU Parted 3.2
>>     Using /dev/sdc
>>     Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
>>     (parted) p
>>     Error: /dev/sdc: unrecognised disk label
>>     Model: (file)
>>     Disk /dev/sdc: 3093MB
>>     Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
>>     Partition Table: unknown
>>     Disk Flags:
>>
>> Why does it only see 3093Mb (a quarter of the drive size)
>>
>> What am I missing here ?
>>
>> Thanking you
>>
>> Yours in confusion
>>
>>
>> Ian Taylor
>> University of St.Andrews,
>> School of Physics & Astronomy,
>> North Haugh,
>> St.Andrews,
>> Fife  KY16 9SS,
>> Scotland.
>>
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School of Physics & Astronomy,
North Haugh,
St.Andrews,
Fife  KY16 9SS,
Scotland.

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