How to use flash drive ?

Richard England rlengland at verizon.net
Sun Jun 17 17:08:51 UTC 2007


Bob Goodwin - W2BOD wrote:
>
> I received a Father's day gift -  PNY 4 Gig flash drive.
>
> FC-6 sees it as /dev/sdc1, /media/USB2FD and fdisk reports as below.  
> How do I
> Use this gadget?  I think I saw something on the list advising
> not to reformat or change the file system?
>
> Can I use it as is and how do I deal with it?
>
> Bob Goodwin
>
>
> Disk /dev/sdc1: 4127 MB, 4127178752 bytes
> 127 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1023 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 7874 * 512 = 4031488 bytes
>
> This doesn't look like a partition table
> Probably you selected the wrong device.
>
>     Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/sdc1p1   ?      245877      481063   925929529+  68  Unknown
> Partition 1 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
>     phys=(116, 100, 32) logical=(245876, 10, 29)
> Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
>     phys=(288, 101, 46) logical=(481062, 82, 59)
> Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> /dev/sdc1p2   ?      168934      237384   269488144   79  Unknown
> Partition 2 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
>     phys=(357, 32, 43) logical=(168933, 92, 47)
> Partition 2 has different physical/logical endings:
>     phys=(0, 13, 10) logical=(237383, 108, 42)
> Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> /dev/sdc1p3   ?       68452      246045   699181456   53  OnTrack DM6 
> Aux3
> Partition 3 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
>     phys=(345, 32, 19) logical=(68451, 100, 18)
> Partition 3 has different physical/logical endings:
>     phys=(324, 77, 19) logical=(246044, 29, 49)
> Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> /dev/sdc1p4   ?      177119      177121       10668+  49  Unknown
> Partition 4 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
>     phys=(87, 1, 0) logical=(177118, 8, 36)
> Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
>     phys=(335, 78, 2) logical=(177120, 98, 44)
> Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.
>
> Partition table entries are not in disk order
>
>

I have a 1GB device from Memorex that shows up as follows.   Just us it 
as any other file system.  You should be able to drag and drop, or use 
the CLI to mkdir, rm, etc.   It is a VFAT partition and the system will 
know how to handle it.

~~R


# fdisk -l /dev/sdb1

Disk /dev/sdb1: 1031 MB, 1031782400 bytes
32 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1015 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1984 * 512 = 1015808 bytes

This doesn't look like a partition table
Probably you selected the wrong device.

     Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1p1   ?      857863     1679192   814758329+  74  Unknown
Partition 1 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(288, 110, 36) logical=(857862, 6, 45)
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(366, 104, 37) logical=(1679191, 5, 29)
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdb1p2   ?      670456      942118   269488144   65  Novell Netware 386
Partition 2 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(107, 121, 32) logical=(670455, 23, 47)
Partition 2 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(10, 121, 13) logical=(942117, 5, 42)
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdb1p3   ?      271669      976489   699181456   53  OnTrack DM6 Aux3
Partition 3 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(345, 32, 19) logical=(271668, 1, 18)
Partition 3 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(324, 77, 19) logical=(976488, 1, 49)
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sdb1p4   ?     1970322     1970355       32669+  bb  Boot Wizard hidden
Partition 4 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(65, 1, 0) logical=(1970321, 27, 29)
Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(96, 0, 7) logical=(1970354, 25, 19)
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

Partition table entries are not in disk order




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