FW: Re: [Scottish] USB memory sticks and SuSE 9.3

Robert Barbour rlbarbour at castleventures.fsnet.co.uk
Sat Jan 14 18:55:15 GMT 2006

Second try at sending attached file requested by Alan.

The memory stick is actually from a sony digital camera and I'm not sure if its owner formatted it with msdos or not.

However, I can't reformat it, but I can try formatting my own stick, as soon as I purchase one.

Any suggestions for a good source for 1GB stick, any makes to avoid etc?


 Message Received: Jan 11 2006, 09:27 AM
 From: "Robert Barbour" <rlbarbour at castleventures.fsnet.co.uk>
 To: "SLUG-list" <scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk>
 Subject: Re: [Scottish] USB memory sticks and SuSE 9.3
 Attache file shows three pages of output.
 I think the stick is in MSdos format, as you suspect.
 So what is the solution to the file transfer problem between formats -  I have apple, MS and Linux?
 Message Received: Jan 09 2006, 03:16 PM
 From: "Martin Habets" 
 To: scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
 Subject: Re: [Scottish] USB memory sticks and SuSE 9.3
 It seems time to open up a terminal window (that's Konsole in Suse).
 After you insert the stick, open the new 'floppy' icon, and get the
 error message... after all that, type in these commands in the terminal
 window and send the output here:
 dmesg | tail -100
 That should give us a start to figure out what's going on.
 If you're couragous you could look up a line for 'sda' in the mount
 output and try to browse that directory.
 My guess is the floppy icon is used because the filesystem on the USB
 stick is msdos.
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