Device not configured (explanation)

Henri Shustak henri.shustak at
Fri Apr 30 04:42:43 MDT 2010

> As you might have guessed, that error is coming from the filesystem and
> is not rsync's fault; copying the file with cp should have similar
> chances of incurring the error.  The symbolic name for errno 6 is ENXIO,
> and the Mac OS X read(2) man page documents two cases in which it
> occurs:
>     [ENXIO]            An action is requested of a device that does not exist..
>     [ENXIO]            A requested action cannot be performed by the device.
> All I can guess is that there is something wrong with the destination
> disk or filesystem.  You might search the web for `mac os x "device not
> configured"' for more hints.

Thank you very much for your prompt reply and informative response.

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