On 12/12/2007 8:20 AM Patrick Baldwin said the following:
Drew Tomlinson wrote:
On 12/12/2007 7:50 AM Patrick Baldwin said the following:
Trix Farrar wrote:
On Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 06:03:03PM -0500, Patrick Baldwin wrote:
Hi, I'm trying to mount a 160 GB Western Digital USB 2.0 drive on a
FreeBSD 6.2 system.  This seemed like it should be relatively simple,

webmail# mount /dev/da0s1 /mnt/usbdrive
mount: /dev/da0s1 on /mnt/usbdrive: incorrect super block

It's probably formatted msdosfs.  Have you tried:

webmail# mount -t msdosfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt/usbdrive

No, I hadn't, but that doesn't seem to work either:

mount -t msdosfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt/usbdrive
mount_msdosfs: /dev/da0s1: Invalid argument

webmail# dmesg
umass0: Western Digital External HDD, rev 2.00/1.04, addr 2
da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: <WD 1600BEV External 1.04> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-4 device
da0: 40.000MB/s transfers
da0: 152627MB (312581808 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 19457C)
mountmsdosfs(): disk too big, sorry
mountmsdosfs(): disk too big, sorry

Just a guess here but it's likely the drive was formatted as NTFS instead of FAT-32 if it's a recent drive. Try mount_ntfs.


Tried that, got:

webmail# mount_ntfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt/usbdrive
mount_ntfs: /dev/da0s1: Invalid argument

Which doesn't make any sense to me, as it seems to
be telling me the /dev/da0s1 is an invalid argument.

Just for the hell of it, I tried:
webmail# mount_ntfs /dev/da0 /mnt/usbdrive
mount_ntfs: /dev/da0: Invalid argument

Argh.  Hate it when what I expected to be a simple task
eats this much time.

Another guess. I wonder if you have to spell out the full slice such as /dev/da0s1<whatever>. I know slice "c" is used to represent the entire drive but there's something special about it. Thus verify that mounding /dev/da0/s1c will not destroy data before mounting. Maybe bsdlabel would be of help here? It should show you the slices on the drive and then you can try mounting.

Good luck,


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