Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Oct 2009 20:06:08 -0400, PJ <af.gour...@videotron.ca> wrote:
>   
>> Anyway, I found the solution on the web... couldn't belive it was that
>> simple: just ignore the crap spewed out on the screen and just mount iit
>> as you would any other disk.
>> # mount  -t msdosfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt
>> and that's it
>>     
>
> Additionally, when you use mount_msdosfs, you can specify
> masks (-m and -M) in order not to have +x attributes on all
> the files; the MS-DOS file system on the stick could give
> you unwanted results, for example if you have a .jpg file
> on the stick and want to open it (with the default app for
> .jpg file type), the system will try to execute it.
>
>
>
>   
>> Now to see how I can use it to restore stuff. :-D
>>     
>
> If you want to use the stick for FreeBSD operations, why not
> give it a real file system (i. e. UFS) instead of some old
> FAT? You can simply
>
>       # newfs /dev/da0
>
> and then access it in the standard way:
>
>       # mount /dev/da0 /mnt
>
> See that file owner:group, permissions and flags are now
> supported, and files that are not supposed to be executables
> don't have +x attribute (as in opposite to FAT / msdosfs).
>
> You could even add an entry in /etc/fstab like this:
>
>       /dev/da0s1 /media/stick msdosfs rw,noauto,noatime 0 0
>
> or, for proper UFS:
>
>       /dev/da0 /media/stick ufs rw,noauto,noatime 0 0
>
> Keep in mind that when using device names, it's a matter of
> in which sequence device are detected that result in the
> corresponding device name (da0, da1 etc.); using labels is
> the more elegant way here.
>   
How do you mean, using labels; could you illustrate or clarify? for the above, 
I mean.

I'm trying to set up labels for my normal systems with glabel and struggling...


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