[PLUG] dd command for removable drive

Anand Nene anandn at gmx.net
Mon Oct 2 21:27:42 PDT 2006


On 10/2/06, Shridhar wrote:
> Did you check with dmesg tha /dev/sda1 was the device? IIRC, it should
> be /dev/sda. Pen drives don't have partitions..

?
Most likely its a msdos formatted usb device having just one
partition, assigned sda1. And I think you can have multiple
partitions on a USB storage device, sda# etc, haven't tried
it (needed to do it) myself.

BTW, wondering why is Rohan using sda1 when dd requires only
device name in the output without any mount.

Anand



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