Re: Problems accessing USB Mass Storage

From: Mark C (
Date: Tue Sep 17 2002 - 14:46:31 EST

On Tue, 2002-09-17 at 19:22, Randy.Dunlap wrote:

> This is a bit like what we (JE, David Brownell, and I) saw at
> the USB plugfest in 1999. We had a camera device that we
> couldn't mount as a filesystem, but we could dd it.
> When we did that and studied the dd-ed file, we could see a
> FAT filesystem beginning after the first <N> blocks (but more than
> 25 sectors IIRC -- more like after 50-100 KB, or maybe even more).

Sorry to sound a bit bewildered, but would be the next best thing for me
to do on this?,
I have also been advised by Jonathan Corbet
to use dd to copy your card to disk with an offset of 25

looking through the info and man pages for dd, I can find no mention of
offset at all, the next best thing I could find was the command option

Sorry to sound abit overwhelmed.


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to steal from many is research.

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