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Date:      Wed, 5 Jun 2013 16:12:59 -0400
From:      "Joseph Mays" <mays@win.net>
To:        "Polytropon" <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: USB can't mount msdosfs drive
Message-ID:  <E2FD669544EA4137BB2E80A0AEC4A8AE@Gantry>
In-Reply-To: <20130605215623.d0986046.freebsd@edvax.de>
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> did you already try to access da2 instead of da2s1?

Yeah, tried that early on, got the same result.

root@warehouse:/backups/postgres-02/info # mount_msdosfs /dev/da2 /usb2
mount_msdosfs: /dev/da2: Invalid argument

> But just to be fully sure: This is a USB stick / thumb drive, right?

Yes. It's one of several thumb drives that were mounted in the back of some 
linux machines at remote sites we help a customer with. The client is unsure 
what was on them, but needs to know. We asked them to gather them up and 
stick them into usb ports on a freebsd machine we have access to and manage 
at their location (in another state). Most of them I got mounted as either 
msdosfs, or ufs, or ntfs, or extfs2, and was able to get the data off them. 
This thumb drive is one of two holdouts.




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