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Old 05-07-2006, 10:37 PM   #1
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SD Card... Where to Find?


hi all,

i have an sd card that i just put into the computer. how do i go about mounting it and reading it?

i didn't see it show up on my desktop and i didn't see it in konquerer - although i'm probably not looking in the right place.

tia...
 
Old 05-08-2006, 12:15 AM   #2
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Using a 2.6.x kernel w/ hotplug, all I do is:

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/card

Making sure /mnt/card exists before typing the command (of course).

As a short cut (kinda) add this to your /etc/fstab :

/dev/sda1 /mnt/card auto noauto,users 0 0

so that users can mount it, and all you have to type is:
mount /dev/sda1

Then, if you want, you can create a link on KDE's desktop to mount
it for you.

hope I didn't give too much info.
-tw
 
Old 05-08-2006, 01:43 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by tw001_tw
Using a 2.6.x kernel w/ hotplug, all I do is:

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/card

Making sure /mnt/card exists before typing the command (of course).

As a short cut (kinda) add this to your /etc/fstab :

/dev/sda1 /mnt/card auto noauto,users 0 0

so that users can mount it, and all you have to type is:
mount /dev/sda1

Then, if you want, you can create a link on KDE's desktop to mount
it for you.

hope I didn't give too much info.
-tw
this is good information. if only i had /mnt/card or something similar. my front panel light turns on, but i don't see any response in konquerer. is there any way for me to manually check for it?

how do i know if hotplug is running? when i plug in a usb, the system picks it up so i think something is checking for this sort of thing.

tia...
 
Old 05-08-2006, 02:07 AM   #4
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Arrow OK, here we go again

When you plug some sort of flash memory into usb, if it is configured to be seen as a hard drive, you do:

dmesg | tail

Right after you plug it in, or maybe about 2 seconds after. Then you read where linux put the flash media. It will be /dev/something. Then, you do:

mkdir /mnt/camera-or-whatever-thing-it-is

This makes a regular old directory to use as a mount point. You omly need to do this once. It will be there after that. Then:

mount /dev/something /mnt/camera-or-whatever-thing-it-is

Will mount the card at /mnt/camera-or-whatever-thing-it-is. Go to that directory to look at the card contents. They work just like regular old files. If you want to make an fstab entry the files system is "msdos"
 
  


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