Saving config to removable media



  • Hello-

    I am having problems getting 1.2.1-RC1 to save a config to my removable flash card.

    The card is formatted FAT16 and the OS sees it as:

    
    ******* Working on device /dev/da0 *******
    parameters extracted from in-core disklabel are:
    cylinders=970 heads=64 sectors/track=32 (2048 blks/cyl)
    
    parameters to be used for BIOS calculations are:
    cylinders=970 heads=64 sectors/track=32 (2048 blks/cyl)
    
    Media sector size is 512
    Warning: BIOS sector numbering starts with sector 1
    Information from DOS bootblock is:
    The data for partition 1 is:
    sysid 6 (0x06),(Primary 'big' DOS (>= 32MB))
        start 249, size 1987335 (970 Meg), flag 0
            beg: cyl 0/ head 3/ sector 61;
            end: cyl 985/ head 28/ sector 60
    The data for partition 2 is:
     <unused>The data for partition 3 is:
     <unused>The data for partition 4 is:</unused></unused> 
    

    When choosing 98 from the menu, it says I can choose from:
    da0 da0s1

    I choose da0s1 and get a "Error while mounting da0s1".
    Jumping out to the shell, I see /dev/da0s1 mounted on /tmp/mnt/cf.
    I can write files to this device, make directories, etc.
    Ok, so maybe because its already mounted I am getting the error… umount /dev/da0s1.
    Try 98 again, same thing.
    Jump out to the shell.. its mounted again on /tmp/mnt/cf.  But no saved configuration.

    I saw some post saying there needed to be a conf directory on the media.. so I create that.  Still does not work.

    Any ideas?



  • What size partition are you trying to write to?  I have a 4 GB usb drive that I have successfully and I think the format type of the partition fat32 and it is able write to it from the command prompt.

    It worked well.  I have done it serveral times.  I pull my usb drive and check the format in the AM. I will post the type and format.

    RC



  • @fastcon68:

    What size partition are you trying to write to?  I have a 4 GB usb drive that I have successfully and I think the format type of the partition fat32 and it is able write to it from the command prompt.

    It worked well.  I have done it serveral times.  I pull my usb drive and check the format in the AM. I will post the type and format.

    RC

    As shown above in the fdisk output.. its a 1GB partition.  I have no problems mounting and writing to it manually.  The option 98 does not mount and write the config file.


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