[sugar] usb stick in the terminal?

Ivan Krstić krstic
Wed Dec 6 00:45:24 EST 2006

Erik Blankinship wrote:
> 1) We are asked for filesystem type (we use sysfs, and get it to
> accept... the drive was formatted "unix" on a mac :-) )

mount(8) can't autodetect your fs, which means it's at least not among
{vfat, ext2, ext3}. I suggest reformatting the drive on a Linux machine,
by plugging it in and doing:

    # mke2fs /dev/sda1

That'll clearly erase any files that are already on it. I'm not sure if
we include the vfat formatter, and don't have my XO handy to check.

> 2) When we go to /mnt, we get a directory which is not our usb stick. 

Yes, because 'sysfs' is a virtual filesystem that exports system
information from the kernel.

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