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Date:      Sat, 8 Sep 2018 16:29:27 -0400
From:      Steven Friedrich <steven.e.friedrich@gmail.com>
To:        luzar722@gmail.com
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Can't mount thumb drive
Message-ID:  <CAPVsTxh+B65BxzvYtsgZEpD-RrFwcu7At6fvr9tCP3ycsMD0Jw@mail.gmail.com>
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Thanks.
I had long ago created a BSD volume on it, so I destroyed it with
gpart destroy -F /dev/da0
then gpart create -s mbr /dev/da0

Win 10 STILL wouldn't format it so I used windows volume manager to create
and format a FAT partition.
I can now mount it and copy stuff to it.

Thanks.

On Sat, Sep 8, 2018 at 3:42 PM Ernie Luzar <luzar722@gmail.com> wrote:

> Steven Friedrich wrote:
> > When I plug in my thumb drive (A Kingston Data Traveler 1G, FAT), dmesg
> > says:
> >
> > ugen0.5: <Kingston DataTraveler 2.0> at usbus0
> > umass0 on uhub0
> > umass0: <Kingston DataTraveler 2.0, class 0/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 4> on
> > usbus0
> > umass0:  SCSI over Bulk-Only; quirks = 0xc100
> > umass0:7:0: Attached to scbus7
> > da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus7 target 0 lun 0
> > da0: <Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 1.04> Removable Direct Access SCSI device
> > da0: Serial Number 0681F150A2929B60
> > da0: 40.000MB/s transfers
> > da0: 980MB (2007040 512 byte sectors)
> > da0: quirks=0x3<NO_SYNC_CACHE,NO_6_BYTE>
> >
> > but when I try to mount it using:
> > mount_msdosfs /dev/da0 /mnt
> >
> > it squeals Invalid argument.
> >
> > So I tried:
> > mount_msdosfs /dev/da0a /mnt
> > it squeals Invalid argument.
> >
> > Both /dev/da0 and /dev/da0a exist.
> >
> > What am I doing wrong?
>
>
> That "Invalid argument" message generally means the thumb drive is not
> formated at all or is formated for NT and not msdos.
>
>
>
>



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