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Date:      Thu, 06 Jun 2013 01:21:46 +0200
From:      Bernt Hansson <>
To:        Joseph Mays <>
Cc:        Polytropon <>,
Subject:   Re: USB can't mount msdosfs drive
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In-Reply-To: <E2FD669544EA4137BB2E80A0AEC4A8AE@Gantry>
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On 2013-06-05 22:12, Joseph Mays wrote:
>> 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.

If you do a ls /dev/da* What does it show.

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