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Re: USB key : /dev/sda1 not work; /dev/sda ok



On Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 02:31:37AM +0800, HaJo Schatz wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 02:23, Moi wrote:
> > Just try to mount USB key 256M on my FC2 box.
> 
> > gives me the error:
> > 
> > mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device
> > But when I try:
> > # mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/usbkey   (yes, /dev/sda instead of /dev/sda1)
> > it works !
> > Any explanations ?
> 
> This is well known. The key is formatted as a floppy, not as a hard
> drive. You can change this by creating a primary partition on it (fdisk
> /dev/sda) and format it as vfat. WIN will still be able to access it,
> and Linux will have an wasier time with it.

See http://www.marlow.dk/tech/usbkeys.php

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