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Old 03-17-2004, 06:15 PM   #1
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sandisk compact flash card reader and filesystem type


My SanDisk reader (compact flash) was working under SuSE and Mandrake but they've gone now. My Knoppix HDD install is giving me a headache. The reader seems to be recognised --- it's there in Konqueror as Hard Disc sda {mnt/sda} but when I try to mount it I get ---
mount: I could not determine the filesystem type, and none was specified
Please check that the disk is entered correctly. ----
I don't get it. I thought if I could see the device, I could mount it ---- clearly not :]
What am I doing wrong?
PS I'd use the camera to read the card but I'm having problems with that too --- ho ho ho. But I'm sticking with Debian!!
 
Old 03-17-2004, 11:03 PM   #2
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specify the filesystem type and you might have better luck.
'man mount'

ex. mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/yourdisk
 
Old 03-18-2004, 02:39 AM   #3
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fair point but I get this ..
#mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/sda
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda,
or too many mounted file systems
 
Old 03-18-2004, 02:52 AM   #4
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I think you need (note the partition number)

#mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1
 
Old 03-18-2004, 03:37 AM   #5
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aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh........that is it!! Phew! Fantastic. It was the "1" ---- of course I need a partition number. Stoopid me!!! Now to deal with the permissions ---
THANKS
 
Old 05-13-2004, 01:34 PM   #6
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hello esteeven .. how did u connect the compact flash card to you PC.. waht interface is required? thanks
Rohan
 
Old 05-13-2004, 03:51 PM   #7
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It's a USB connection.
 
  


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