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solex

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Mounting a SanDisk 2GB SD card
« on: September 23, 2007, 10:16:18 am »
Hi,
I have had trouble mounting an SD card mentioned in the subject line (both and SD card and a microSD with a Trans Flash adapter).

If I issue this command: mount -t vfat -o loop /dev/sdd1 /mnt/memory.  The card mounts but issuing an ls shown directories but in strange characters.

If I issue mount -t usbfs -o loop /dev/sdd1 /mnt/memory and then do an ls I get the following directories: 001, 002, 003 and an empty file called devices.

Any idea how I can get this to work, I had to resolve to using my windows box which I'm trying to get rid of?

Thank you,
Dan

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Re: Mounting a SanDisk 2GB SD card
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2007, 10:20:21 am »
did you try  mount /dev/sdd1 /mnt/memory ?

solex

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Re: Mounting a SanDisk 2GB SD card
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2007, 10:25:11 am »
I did not but just tried it and got this error:

mount: /dev/sdd1: can't read superblock

one other thing, I did a CFDISK and it shows the File system time as FAT16.

thanks,
Dan
« Last Edit: September 23, 2007, 10:36:50 am by solex »

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Re: Mounting a SanDisk 2GB SD card
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2007, 08:54:35 am »
You can try mounting it as "-t msdos" that's for fat16, I think. vfat is for fat32 drives.
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solex

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Re: Mounting a SanDisk 2GB SD card
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2007, 07:48:03 pm »
I believe I found the problem.  The card reader is a bit old and it appears cannot handle cards of 1GB.  I will be getting a newer reader and post back.

Thanks,
Dan