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Re: 8 GB Flash drive formatted at 3.7 GB

On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 8:36 PM, Mikkel <mikkel infinity-ltd com> wrote:
> On 12/20/2009 06:46 PM, Marcel Rieux wrote:
>> If you remember well, I said I formatted the drive by right clicking
>> on the icon.  If you format sdb, an sdb1 partition will be created. If
>> you don't have a partition, the drive can't be used.
> You can format a drive without a partition table, and still
> format/use it. I am not sure if it would get automatically mounted,
> but it does work. A partition table, and partition will NOT be
> created for you. Also, you can have a drive with one partition
> without that partition being partition 1. ZIP disks were famous for
> this. For a log time, DOS formatted ZIP disks used partition 4.
>> The man page does say:
>> e2fsck - check a Linux ext2/ext3/ext4 file system
>> A file system is not a device. So, the filesystem -- here sdb1 -- must
>> be specified.

Note: I answered Bill Davidsen first.

> You
> can use an entire drive, or a partition on a drive, as a tar
> archive. (tar -cvf /dev/sdb /home/mikkel)

Then, I have no idea where the /sdb1 partition comes from. I also have
a lost and found directory on that drive.

Here's an ls:

ls -al /media/BK/
total 208
drwx------.  5 marcel marcel   4096 2009-12-20 20:58 .
drwxr-xr-x.  3 root root   4096 2009-12-20 22:07 ..
drwx------.  2 root root  16384 2009-11-25 02:06 lost+found
drwxrwxr-x. 16 marcel marcel   4096 2009-12-18 00:53 bk
-rw-rw-r--.  1 marcel marcel 172509 2009-12-20 20:58
drwx------.  4 marcel marcel   4096 2009-12-10 01:58 .Trash-500

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