According to Warren Block <wbl...@wonkity.com> on Mon, 02/02/09 at 15:29: > > newfs_msdos(8)
Learned something new there. Thanks! > It's generally not useful to slice/partition a small SD card. Without a > slice table, the whole device is just one slice. Agreed. I just want a big chuck of storage (in this case the 2.0 GB that I paid for, sigh...) and I don't care what format it is in. As I said, I am happy with FAT16 as long as I can use all (approximately) 2.0 GB of it. > Offhand I don't know if you can overwrite an existing slice table (boot > block) with just a 'newfs_msdos /dev/da1'. Probably. This is something I will try. > If not, you can just 'dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da1 bs=512 cnt=1' and then > do the newfs_msdos. Okay. This is worth a try. > If you plan to use that card in a camera, you are a little safer doing a > "full" or "low-level" format with the card in the camera. Some cameras > create and like not-quite-right filesystems. Older Canon cameras, for > instance. This is not for use in a camera. It is just a quick and dirty way for me to grab (about) 2.0 GB from one FreeBSD system and plop it onto another. > Finally, there are more than a few reports of SD cards with false > capacities bought on ebay. This SD card was purchased from a reputable firm in New York whose name you would recognize were I to mention it. I have had nothing but good experiences buying from them in the past (many years > four). Regards, web... -- William Bulley Email: w...@umich.edu _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"