[sf-lug] how to use fdisk to repartition a 1TB USB hard drive? (jim) [sf-lug Digest, Vol 41, Issue 8]
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Jun 14 20:55:34 PDT 2009
Quoting jim (jim at well.com):
> the dd command failed: /dev/sdb wasn't
> valid or wasn't there or some such.
Um, whoa there. Huh? What does "some such" mean?
I certainly wasn't guaranteeing that, at any given time, the device
would be addressable as /dev/sdb. That part's up to you, e.g., through
checking "dmeg | more" to find out what device name the kernel assigned
to the mass storage device. Then, once you have the correct device
name, and are the root user, "dd" _will_ be able to write to it, if it
can be physically written to at all.
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