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Re: [opensuse] mounting an USB device

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 05:00:01AM -0400, Felix Miata wrote:
You don't say which OS you run, so just do 'fdisk -l' to find out
what partitions are available and which X in /dev/sdX was assigned
to it by whichever USB discovery daemon found it when you attached

That is a good way. Best run it also before to be able to compare what was
added. On some machines it can be confusing.

I usually run dmesg to see if the USB device was properly detected and what
actual disks and partitions where discovered.

fdisk is more precise there because it shows what is a partition and what
not. Sometimes /dev/sdb is the device to be mounted and sometimes it is


Stephan Barth

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