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Author Topic: Can not mount SD card  (Read 2866 times)
InTheWoods
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« on: April 01, 2011, 07:31:47 am »

I am unable to mount an SD card in an onboard SD card reader on a Toshiba laptop.

fdisk -l only shows my hard drive
Code:
Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77520 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xa4717106

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1               1         992      499936+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hda2   *         993       10680     4882752   83  Linux
/dev/hda3           10681       64934    27344016   83  Linux
/dev/hda4           64935       77520     6343344   83  Linux


lspci gives me a possible candidate
Code:
02:0d.0 System peripheral: Toshiba America Info Systems SD TypA Controller (rev 03)

How would I proceed from here?

I think I have asked this question before but I can't find it.
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furydragon
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 07:57:53 am »

First, check mountpoint for SD card. If it detected by system you found /dev/sdx node.
Read /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog log files for behavior of your system.

And do your system use vl-hot or har for mounting?
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InTheWoods
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 08:57:43 am »

I am using vl-hot.

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Read /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog log files

I have checked these files but I am not sure what I am looking for.
I see my hard drive and other devices but nothing related to the SD card reader/
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GrannyGeek
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 02:44:36 pm »

Plug in the card and immediately run
dmesg

There should be something that mentions where the device is, if it was recognized.
--GrannyGeek
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InTheWoods
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 10:48:12 am »

This is the last few lines on a fresh boot. Insert SD card then run dmesg

Code:
bootsplash: status on console 0 changed to on
ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'CCMP'
padlock: VIA PadLock not detected.
agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: AGP 2.0 bridge
agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: putting AGP V2 device into 4x mode
nvidia 0000:01:00.0: putting AGP V2 device into 4x mode

So the device and therefore the card is not recognized.

Code:
02:0d.0 System peripheral: Toshiba America Info Systems SD TypA Controller (rev 03)
Is this the SD controller. And if so how do I get the system to use it?
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furydragon
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011, 10:56:26 am »

There is interesting page about cardreader (on russian)
http://mydebianblog.blogspot.com/2006/08/multicardreader-howto.html.
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