I have created filesystem on USB harddrive some time ago and yesterday my collegue tried to mount it. As per my documentation all he had to do was to run:
mount -t ext3 /dev/sdX /mnt/usb
This does work however he is adamant that this is wrong and should not work as I should only be able to mount /dev/sdXn where
n is the partition number. His argument that you cannot mount whole device.
I belive answer may be very simple ?