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When I try lsbusb, I find the super top micro sd card reader.
When I try mount /dev/sdb, I get the result /dev/sdb in yellow.
When I try blkid I get only my ext4 and swap drives.
I know I can read micro sds with this card reader because I have tried with other disks and with ls find all the folders on them listed.
When I try testdisk, I find all space on the camera sd as unallocated and tried the geometry fix unsuccessfully. When I try gparted, I can see that the disk is fat32 with the correct value of 255.
I called the camera tech support. They said try a windows emulator, which is what I was already getting busy with. They were not much help otherwise, except to explain that the disk is formatted by the camera in a way that is unrecognizeable to systems and depends on the interface that runs from the sd.
The camera has no way to view files except natively (if that is the correct term) or via micro sd.
I would like to use WINE to mount the sd, run the interface, and copy the avi to my linux machine for future editing.
While I try things based on searches, here is my question for any assistance.
So basically a quick search found nothing on using the 4sight camera application under Wine. I would not expect the SD can be mounted so the application reads the data directly from the memory device. So is your question how to install the application under Wine?
There is no guarantee that this particular application will work at all with Wine. The Wiki is referring to the installation CD not the data card. The data CD probably just contains the raw video so it will not be bootable.
Do you have the installation CD that came with the camera system?
The problem may be that there is no installation cd; rather, the sd has both the exe application and the raw vid files on it.
I just tried this:
fsck from util-linux 2.20.1
e2fsck 1.42 (29-Nov-2011)
fsck.ext2: Superblock invalid, trying backup blocks...
fsck.ext2: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sdb
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
As I said earlier, the camera formats the sd and puts the exe on it. The user would put the sd in a Windows machine and the exe should auto run. I thought I could get WINE to recognize the exe on the sd, but I can't mount it.
update...wine runs the program as well as a windows xp machine does...both can launch the gui, but neither can see raw files to load into the editor...i am calling the company again, but as far as linux and wine go, SOLVED thank you Michael for helping me learn terminal basics.
I do not know much, but at one point I did wonder if I could write code that specifies some data by address. Now I need to find out how to emulate double clicking in WINE. Turns out that the executable launches/installs only by double clicking the icon in the drive folder. Raw video files are invisible in the drive folder. In Windows, the user must double click on the executable's icon. Then, the gui launches and automatically begins playing the raw footage. The user can save the raw data as some kind of avi, I do not know what interleave, on another drive. I was told the executable was written in C++.
something fishy is going on with the double click. the only way to launch the app to view/reformat raw files is by double clicking. the raw files remain invisible on both platforms. double clicking launches the app with raw files preloaded as one long concatenation. single clicking results in a nonfunctional gui. that is the only gui i get on linux. maybe to be unhackable? why else no partitions? or maybe the firmware can be much simpler? a lot for me to learn here.