Error reading pen drive

Mikkel mikkel at
Fri Aug 20 15:41:18 UTC 2010

On 08/19/2010 12:38 PM, Tim wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-08-19 at 21:37 +0530, Parshwa Murdia wrote:
>> From the very basics, could you please tell me sequentially:-
>> i) How to know the partition name while inserting usb pen drive?
>> Running "fdisk -l" or "fdisk" yields, but with "sdb" not written 1 or
>> 2 at the end of 'sdb', and for sure, 'sdb' is the pen drive partition
>> name. Or the command, "dmesg | tail"?
> Looking at the tail end of dmesg moments after you've inserted a drive
> is an easy way to see where the system finds it.  And you don't need to
> be the root user to read that info.
> With fdisk, you have to be familiar with all your drives on the system,
> so you can tell apart the newly inserted one from the others.  That's
> probably not too hard to do with a single USB flash drive, but gets
> complex with multiple drives.
With gparted, you can see the size of each drive when you go to
select the drive to work on - it works as long as you do not have 2
drives of the same size plugged in.


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