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. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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