[plug] SanDisk USB drive

William Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Sat Feb 16 17:58:41 WST 2008

Find out what linux sees the devices as: i.e., its probably not what you
are expecting - in my floppy case (and I think also your cdrom part),
they are not even a true partition - the filesystem is laid down without

Use "lsusb -v" to get most of the details and then work your way through
the relevant /proc and /sys entries to find the devices - you then have
a number of options to make them visible to the system if udev isnt
playing nicely.


On Sat, 2008-02-16 at 17:17 +0900, Jim Householder wrote:
> ---- Original Message ----
> From: garbuck at westnet.com.au
> To: plug at plug.org.au
> Subject: Re: [plug] SanDisk USB drive
> Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 12:47:24 +0900
> >Can't you just ignore the small partition?
> >
> >If you are only using <100MB/~3990MB you aren't really going to miss
> >it 
> >are you?
> >
> >Or didn't I understand?
> Not quite.  The 5MB is trivial, I agree.  However what I would like
> is a way to see it with a GNU/Linux tool.  qtparted and fdisk both
> cannot see it, so it appears it is not a proper partition.  I want to
> be able to restore it later if it gets corrupted and I decide I want
> to use it.
> It's the principle of the matter - it's hidden and I want to see it!
> Openness and transparency and all that...
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William Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au>
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