On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 10:53:38AM -0500, Patrick Baldwin wrote:

> Yi Wang wrote:
> >Try mount_ntfs /dev/da0 /mnt
> >
> >some usb disk doesn't have s1 postfix.
> 
> I get:
> 
> webmail#  mount_ntfs /dev/da0 /mnt/usbdrive
> mount_ntfs: /dev/da0: Invalid argument
> 
> I'm wondering if I need to format the USB drive for use with FreeBSD?

I think you will have to use something to divide the disk in to more
than one slice, each of which can be what you want - fat32, FreeBSD, etc.
or maybe upgrade to a more recent FreeBSD.

I tried it with Partition Magic, but it failed because it wouldn't
recognize USB disks - not even the 8.0 version which claims it will.

I haven't had time to try gparted or any others.  Will do so soon.

////jerry

> 
> 
> >On 12/12/07, Patrick Baldwin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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,
> >>but:
> >>
> >>webmail# mount /dev/da0s1 /mnt/usbdrive
> >>mount: /dev/da0s1 on /mnt/usbdrive: incorrect super block
> >>
> >>OK, it seemed a good chance the USB drive was formatted with NTFS, so I
> >>tried:
> >>
> >>webmail# mount_ntfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt/usbdrive
> >>mount_ntfs: /dev/da0s1: Invalid argument
> >>
> >>Further reading on mount_ntfs suggested that even if I got it to
> >>work, it's not quite what I want:  I want read & write access
> >>with compressed files supported.
> >>
> >>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)
> >>
> >>  usbdevs -v
> >>Controller /dev/usb0:
> >>addr 1: full speed, self powered, config 1, UHCI root hub(0x0000),
> >>Intel(0x0000), rev 1.00
> >>  port 1 powered
> >>  port 2 powered
> >>Controller /dev/usb1:
> >>addr 1: full speed, self powered, config 1, UHCI root hub(0x0000),
> >>Intel(0x0000), rev 1.00
> >>  port 1 powered
> >>  port 2 powered
> >>Controller /dev/usb2:
> >>addr 1: high speed, self powered, config 1, EHCI root hub(0x0000),
> >>Intel(0x0000), rev 1.00
> >>  port 1 addr 2: high speed, self powered, config 1, External
> >>HDD(0x0702), Western Digital(0x1058), rev 1.04
> >>  port 2 powered
> >>  port 3 powered
> >>  port 4 powered
> >>
> >>Any help appreciated.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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