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Re: How do I detect a blanc USB disk

Today Uno Engborg did spake thusly:

I'm trying to connect a new unformatted disk, using usb to fc5.
Now I intend to partion this drive using fdisk. The question is
how do I know what device it will get?

I suppose it should be something likde /dev/sda as other USB drives I connect
seam to use SCSI emulation. But if I try fdisk /dev/sda and the rest of the alphabet
nothing shows up.

Open a console, and with the disk unplugged from your USB, type (as root) tail -f /var/log/messages

Hit return a few times, or type in a line of ============== or something so you can see your start point

Then plug the device in and watch what happens. That should tell you all you need to know. However, I'm unsure as to whether or not the driver will work correctly with an unformatted disk, I'm guessing so, but never tried it...

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