On Friday 12 December 2008 05:11:26 Manolis Kiagias wrote: > fixer wrote: > > I just discovered flash drives. They are very easy to use on Windows. > > I don't know if FreeBSD supports these drives. But if FreeBSD does, > > I need instructions on "how-to-use". Thanks in advance for anyone who > > can help. > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/usb-disks.html > > Generally speaking, using an ms-dos (fat/fat32) formatted flash drive is > as simple as this: > > - plug > - get device name (probably da0) with dmesg |tail > - mount as root in /mnt: mount -t msdofs /dev/da0s1 /mnt
the one thing that ought to be added to the mount statement: use your username -- that way, if you're using something like konqueror, you don't have rights issues. I know some use perms and open it up for group or world write -- but username helps you keep up good habits, and good habits will keep you out of trouble. It's in the man page -- but here's a reminder: mount_msdosfs -u <username> /dev/da1s1 /mnt/usb _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"