[PC-BSD Testing] Great, USB flash drives

doverosx at gmail.com doverosx at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 13:41:43 PDT 2009


Kris Moore wrote:
> Take a look at newfs_mfsdosfs, that should let you re-format those USB sticks :)
>
>
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> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
>
> On Mon, 20 Jul 2009, Brodey Dover wrote:
>
>   
>> Missed this one: BIOS is 1701 on Asus M2N-E and I am plugging it in directly to the motherboard header.
>> btw, I am still running PC-BSD 7.1 - AMD 64. I shall leave one of the drives untouched but as I have replied, formatting the disk in OS X
>> works fine.
>>
>> That said, is there an application to format USB drives in PCBSD?
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 12:21 PM, Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu> wrote:
>>       USB works fine for me on 7.1.1 with multiple brands and sizes. Brodey
>>       are you using it via powered hub or directly plugging it into the
>>       machine? Is BIOS and such up to date?
>>
>>     
>>> My USB flash works fine here in 7.1.1, so maybe its something HAL related on
>>> your particular system? Can you manually mount any flash disks after
>>> inserting them?
>>>
>>> # mount /dev/da0s1 /mnt
>>>
>>> (or whatever your device is on this flash disk)
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Kris Moore
>>> PC-BSD Software
>>>
>>> On Sat, 18 Jul 2009, doverosx at gmail.com wrote:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> ....are not working at all.
>>>>
>>>> Here is dmesg output related to USB drives
>>>>
>>>> umass0: <Generic Mass Storage, class 0/0, rev 2.00/1.01, addr 2> on uhub1
>>>> umass0: Get Max Lun not supported (STALLED)
>>>> (probe0:umass-sim0:0:0:0): TEST UNIT READY. CDB: 0 0 0 0 0 0
>>>> (probe0:umass-sim0:0:0:0): CAM Status: SCSI Status Error
>>>> (probe0:umass-sim0:0:0:0): SCSI Status: Check Condition
>>>> (probe0:umass-sim0:0:0:0): UNIT ATTENTION asc:28,0
>>>> (probe0:umass-sim0:0:0:0): Not ready to ready change, medium may have
>>>> changed
>>>> (probe0:umass-sim0:0:0:0): Retrying Command (per Sense Data)
>>>> da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
>>>> da0: <Generic Flash Disk 8.07> Removable Direct Access SCSI-2 device
>>>> da0: 40.000MB/s transfers
>>>> da0: 1986MB (4067328 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 253C)
>>>> GEOM_LABEL: Label for provider da0 is msdosfs/NEW VOLUME.
>>>>
>>>> Thank you,
>>>> Brodey Dover
>>>>
>>>> PS,
>>>> rebooting solved nothing and other flash drives that also used to work,
>>>> do not work.
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Bingo! newfs_msdos saves the day again. Why was I assuming that Windows 
should've handled the FS properly?

Thank you sir!
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