[CentOS] USB Drive is detected and but the device "/dev/sda1" is not initialized

Wed Aug 20 11:09:22 UTC 2008
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Balaji wrote:
>   I have tried to mount the USB drive to "/dev/sda" and I have getting
>   please specify valid filesystem on dev sda.

# parted /dev/sda print
that will show you what the status of the drive is, if you then need to 
make a filesystem : mkfs /dev/sda - make sure you dont have any data on 
the disk you care about first.

- KB