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Old 11-26-2008, 04:48 AM   #1
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smatcard detected but not mounted


I have a 5-1 built-in card reader. All required modules are loaded and the system send a message (dmesg) when I insert or remove a memory card into that Texas Instrument card reader. My question is, how do I mount the memory card once input into the reader? Also, is it possible to auto the mounting/umounting process just like for a USB stick or CD/DVD? My laptop is an Acer Extensa and I am using Mandriva 2009.
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:23 PM   #2
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You need to find out what the device is called in your Linux. On OpenSuse, it shows USB devices automagically, and a window pops up to show that you can that get files and write files. What Linux are you using?
 
Old 11-28-2008, 03:14 PM   #3
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I am using Mandriva 2009. No popup shows up. The only way I know the system detects when I insert/remove a card from the slot is with "dmesg" which says "tifm0 : demand removing card from socket 0:0" when I remove a memcard and "tifm_core: SmartMedia/xD card detected in socket 0:0" when I insert a memcard. The memcard is only 128MB.

How do I mount this?
 
Old 11-29-2008, 01:00 PM   #4
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You need to find out what the device is called in Mandriva. Then you can mount it. I found the same problem! Without the device name, I could not mount anything! Makes it so frustrating for Linux Newbie like me. As if mom and dad said that I could not go out and play with my Penguin in public...

Try > ls /dev
and see if you can find it? Or, try to search Mandriva help? Once you find device name, you can mount it with "mount" command. Try "man mount".
 
Old 11-30-2008, 09:16 PM   #5
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I am having a hard time finding the proper device. Let's pretend I did find it, what type should I used to mount it?
 
Old 04-14-2009, 02:07 AM   #6
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If you do find the correct device you can mount it using the mount command.

If your device you found is in /dev/usb0, and you wanted to mount it to the directory of /home/me/memoryStick, then you would type it in like this:

mount /dev/usb0 /home/me/memoryStick

If you get a command that says that the mount succeeded, then browse your /home/me/memoryStick directory, and your files will be mounted to this directory.
 
  


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