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Old 04-03-2007, 06:53 AM   #1
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Reading Laptop SD/MMC reader from Backtrack


I have an Asus W3000n laptop with a SD/MMC card reader which I want to access from my Backtrack Live CD in order to save files to.
Can anyone help me out with how to do this?
 
Old 04-03-2007, 07:31 AM   #2
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Can the cardreader be used under an installed linux distro?
Posting output from the command ' /sbin/lspci -v ' will help to identify it.
Many of these properitory cardreader do not have support under linux but if it works under another installed distro then it should be able to be usable.

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Old 04-03-2007, 07:36 AM   #3
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I dont have an installed Linux Distro.
I want the card reader so I can save files somewhere while I mess around with the Live CD.

The relavent output from that command is
Code:
02:01.2 Class 0805: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 17)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 1987
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 9
        Memory at ff9fb800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
 
Old 04-03-2007, 08:15 AM   #4
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It may or may not work. Never had access to one so can't say but a quick google shows many links. Some good some bad. Here are a few.

http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedor.../msg00168.html
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source...53/+viewstatus
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=360392

From a glance you need the sdhci module loaded or it needs to be patched but that depends on the kernel the Live CD is running. You may have to use one that allows the sdhci to be patched and then rebuild the ISO with it.

Have you tried to have the media card installed on boot?
If seen it will be a device block seen as /dev/sd*.
Run the command ' /sbin/fdisk -l ' should show if it is seen. See a partition seen from the command is the same size.

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Old 04-04-2007, 07:11 AM   #5
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It dosnt seem to be installed on boot

Quote:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 243 1951866 1b Hidden W95 FAT32
/dev/hda2 * 244 4480 34033702+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda3 4481 7296 22619520 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 4481 7296 22619488+ b W95 FAT32
bt ~ #
Exactly how easy is it to rebuild the ISO?
Also wondering can I use Virtual PC and use the expanding harddrive folder on that to install update patch and save stuff with?
 
Old 04-04-2007, 11:01 AM   #6
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Its not too difficult to rebuild the kernel and then incorpate it into the the ISO. I have never done it but have read about it. Search google for modify live cd or create iso. If I find some links I will post. Currently going to be busy installing on new notebook.

Brian
 
  


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