Mike McCarty wrote: > $ sudo /sbin/fdisk -l > [snip] > Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes > 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders > Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes > > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System > /dev/sda1 1 12161 97683201 c W95 FAT32 (LBA) > > $ mount > [snip] > /dev/sda1 on /mnt/usb type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=jmccarty) > One thing to keep in mind is that fdisk reports the partition type you set when you create the partition, and mount reports the file system type that was used to mount the partition. There is nothing that prevents you from formatting a partition ext2 that is marked as FAT32. You can also change the partition type after later. If I remember correctly, there is a "magic number" in the file system headers that tells what type of file system it is, and mount uses that when you use the auto file system type. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!