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Old 11-17-2010, 07:10 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 10.10 won't recognize a 32GB SDHC card


I've a Dell E1505, older laptop, running Ubuntu 10.10. Bought a class 6 32GB SDHC to load up with MP3 files for my car's GPS/MP3 player, but the laptop will not recognize the card. I have a class 2 8GB card that works just fine with the laptop. Both cards are formatted as FAT32 because that's what the car stereo takes.

1. The write-protect tab is not engaged
2. My wife's iMac can deal just fine with the card, and there are no bad sectors on it.
3. I tried it before & after a reformat, same result.

Anybody have any suggestions?

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Old 11-17-2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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What is the output of dmesg after you plugged in the card?
 
Old 11-17-2010, 09:25 PM   #3
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Is the 8G SDHC card too? Same class.

I know usb readers are real goofy about cards. Some older usb readers just won't read newer bigger cards. Get a good usb reader and try it.

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Old 11-19-2010, 05:59 AM   #4
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I got the card to work eventually, needed to format it again for fat32 in my wife's iMac and now it works fine. Thanks for the suggestions folks!

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Old 03-12-2011, 12:37 PM   #5
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EEE PC 8G card reader not recognizing 32GB SDHC card

similar problem. running Ubuntu 10.10 on EEE PC 8G (upgraded RAM to 2GB). separate 8G SDHC (HP vendor) runs fine in FAT32. Just bought Transcend 32GB class 6 SDHC. Card reader not recognizing the bigger capacity card. external reader does recognize, so I partitioned in FAT32. Internal reader still does not see. Tried to re-format with the external reader, but get errors that the card is busy. Can read and write to the 32GB card using the external reader.

Ideas appreciated.

follow up - formatted on a separate Win7 system - also FAT32. Same result - internal card reader not detecting

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Old 03-12-2011, 02:11 PM   #6
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Quote:
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similar problem. running Ubuntu 10.10 on EEE PC 8G (upgraded RAM to 2GB). separate 8G SDHC (HP vendor) runs fine in FAT32. Just bought Transcend 32GB class 6 SDHC. Card reader not recognizing the bigger capacity card. external reader does recognize, so I partitioned in FAT32. Internal reader still does not see. Tried to re-format with the external reader, but get errors that the card is busy. Can read and write to the 32GB card using the external reader.

Ideas appreciated.
If you are using an internal reader I would suggest buying a new one but make sure it has the new sdhc class 6 reader. I have the same problem and I opted to use an external read/writer. Just keep your eyes on the forum, this is about the forth thread with this problem and the only easy solution seems to be these external readers.
 
Old 03-13-2011, 12:07 AM   #7
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will watch the forum, thanks.
 
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If you still have problems, a lot of times a bios/firmware update will help support higher capacity media.
 
  


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