SUMMARY: USB Flash disk on a Sun workstation

From: Rudi van Houten <>
Date: Tue Dec 24 2002 - 14:24:29 EST
Many people have told me what to do and/or where to find documentation.
My thanks to you all.

The results:
-starting with Solaris-8 much information can be found with "man scsa2usb".
  and also on the web at
  The site offered more interesting documents.
-Wallimann Stefan told me that the logging (/var/adm/messages) and the command
  "iostat -En" could show me how the USB device was named when I plugged it in.
  I could then mount it with:
     mount -F pcfs /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s2:c /mountpoint
  That worked. A 'df' command showed the mounted USB stick.
-Wout Mertens told me about an entry in the mtoolsrc:
     drive u: file="/dev/rdsk/c1t0d0s0" partition=1 sync
  That did not work, but probably my mtools version (3.9.6) predates the wide
  use of USB devices.

I still have some problems with it now. But I know now where to look for
solutions. Thanks.
Rudi van Houten	- Department of Mathematics Utrecht University
     Automatiseringsteam / System Management
:-) Fantasy is given mankind to make amends for what he is not,
     and a sense of humour as consolation for what he is.
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