On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 11:02:29AM -0500, Jerry McAllister wrote:

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

Just a followup.   I finally got around to downloading the gparted
boot disk and it worked just fine.  I was able to muck with my external
USB drive all I wanted.   Not as pretty a display as Partition Magic
but close and has the advantage that it works.

////jerry


> 
> ////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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