Originally Posted by chesh
This is how I went about solving the same problem.
Insert the card
$dmesg grep | tail
It should show sda or sdb or whatever.
Setup an entry in /etc/fstab for ongoing use. e.g.
/dev/sda1 /mnt/card vfat noauto,user,rw 0 0
Create a mount point, in this example /mnt/card
$chmod 777 /mnt/card or whatever permissions you require.
mount the device.
update - i'm not sure what was wrong. i think it was probably a file system issue. once i made a fat partition, it auto picked up in mepis - no problems.
i can't repeat the problem, though. or, more accurately, i hope i never repeat theproblem again.
thanks for the help.