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Old 08-18-2003, 05:20 PM   #31
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Epilogue to my previous post here.

The CF Card Reader was not the problem. 3 of 6 of my USB sockets cause a freeze in Linux if anything is plugged into them!

Now I use the other three. If I ever need more, I've got an external USB hub.

It was a real pain until I figured it out. BTW all 6 sockets work in Windows!

DAVE
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:05 AM   #32
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Conclusion from kamstrup:

Got my SanDisk (model ImageMate SDDR-05b) to work, finally. Check my post at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...403#post433403
 
Old 12-01-2003, 08:30 AM   #33
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Well,

Did this as per one of the posts:
===========quote===================
/dev/sda1 /mnt/bobstoy vfat noauto,user,fat=12 0 0

Then after you pop a card in, all you have to type is:

mount /mnt/bobstoy
==================================

I inserted my Sandisk flash card reader with the Canon A70 memory card inside and heard two beeps.

But when i ran the command, (in my case mount /mnt/flash), i got a message at the command prompt saying:

mount: /dev/sda1/ is not a valid block device

I am kinda stuck what to do. since most of the posts say to do the above thing. but i didnt see anything that deals with the error message i got.

Also, if linux is able to read the card, than how do i download those pictures???

Thanks
Onkar
 
Old 12-01-2003, 12:50 PM   #34
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Onkar, to you have "devfs" in your kernel? If not, you have to create /dev/sda1 by hand. If "devfs" is in your kernel, then plugging in the reader, with a card in it, and rebooting should result in /dev/sda1 (or possibly sda0 or sda2 or something - take a look) appearing. If you have Mandrake, use the control centre for "Detecting New Hardware", CF cards are picked up well in Mandrake.

Once mounted, the contents of the card just appear at /mnt/flash and they can be copied using cp or Konqueror/Nautilus to another location. Simple as that.

DAVE

EDIT:

By the way, I have disabled APIC on the mobo, put "noapic" , "pci=bios" and "acpi=no" in the append line in lilo, and done a BIOS update on my mobo. No change in performance but now the USB socket problem seems better!

Last edited by davecs; 12-01-2003 at 02:00 PM.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 08:00 PM   #35
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Unhappy didnt work still

hi dave,

that thing still didnt work.

I have Redhat 9(and not Mandrake, so I guess I will have to do it manually).

OK, I checked for devfs. What i did was typed:

$locate devfs

and here is what i got:

[onkardeep@dhcp-523-1615 ~]$ locate devfs
/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/linux/devfs_fs_kernel.ph
/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/linux/devfs_fs.ph
/usr/include/linux/devfs_fs_kernel.h
/usr/include/linux/devfs_fs.h
[onkardeep@dhcp-523-1615 ~]$

And also, checked in the directory /dev. there are like sda to sda17 in there, but all are 0 bytes.

Ok, now I rebooted with the Sandisk card inside the pcmcia slot. Heard two beeps.
When i checked /mnt/flash, there was ZILCH :-(

So, please help me out on this.
Is there any other relevant information I am missing out on??

Thanks
Onkar
 
Old 12-02-2003, 06:26 AM   #36
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What is the precise model of your SanDisk? Do you have the modules fat and vfat loaded? Are you using the correct driver? Please post the output of lsmod.

I've encountered noumerous similar problems and all have been fixed after a few hacks. Somewhere on linuxquestions you should be able to find old threads where I've put some rather detailed walk-throughs and suggestions.

Good luck
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Old 01-23-2004, 09:52 PM   #37
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FWIW, This is what I did for my 9-in-1 reader.

I purchased a three port USB internal card, and a USB 9-in-1 card reader that fits in a 3 1/2 inch drive space. The reader plugs into the internal USB connector on the card. I put a smart media card in the drive and booted the system. A hard drive icon for SDC1 automagically appeared and I could see the files in Konquerer when I clicked on the icon. I was surprised that clicking on the icon mounts the drive and opens the correct directory.

The FSTAB is: /dev/sdc1 /media/sdc1 auto sync,noauto,user,exec 0 0 #HOTPLUG _DVI.nfzKUr9pYbD, and it also appeared without me doing a thing. I wish the Zip drive had been this easy!

I have SuSE 9.0, Kde 3.1 and a Dell Dimension XPS D300. I already had the insmod fat and vfat and ide=scsi things going on from a CDRW install and the Zip install.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 06:22 AM   #38
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Sounds nice! Suse 9.0 has also recieved quite good critics, I'm seriously considering trying it out...

greetings
kamstrup
 
Old 01-29-2004, 10:50 PM   #39
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Hi everyone, I'm also trying to make my flash card reader to work but with no luck so far. I have MDK 9.1 on my system and this is the data I pulled down regarding card reader

USB Flash Card Reader, Brand: Targus, Media Supported (Slots): Compact Flash, SecureDigital/MultimediaCard

/var/log/messages

Jan 30 10:45:37 localhost /etc/hotplug/usb.agent: Setup usb-storage for USB product d7d/240/100
Jan 30 10:45:37 localhost /etc/hotplug/usb.agent: Module setup usb-storage for USB product d7d/240/100
Jan 30 10:45:37 localhost /etc/hotplug/usb/usb-storage: Load scsimon
Jan 30 10:45:37 localhost /etc/hotplug/usb/usb-storage: loading ... scsimon
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost /etc/hotplug/scsi.agent: loading ... sd_mod
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost kernel: Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost kernel: sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost kernel: sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost kernel: Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost kernel: Additional sense indicates Medium not present
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost kernel: sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost kernel: /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost kernel: ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2
Jan 30 10:45:38 localhost kernel: unable to read partition table
Jan 30 10:46:09 localhost kde3(pam_unix)[1280]: session closed for user mami
Jan 30 10:46:10 localhost kernel: sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
Jan 30 10:46:10 localhost kernel: sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Jan 30 10:46:10 localhost kernel: Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Jan 30 10:46:10 localhost kernel: Additional sense indicates Medium not present
Jan 30 10:46:10 localhost kernel: sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
Jan 30 10:46:10 localhost kernel: sda: Write Protect is off
Jan 30 10:46:10 localhost kernel: /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:10 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:10 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
Jan 30 10:46:10 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
Jan 30 10:46:10 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:10 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:10 localhost kernel: ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
Jan 30 10:46:10 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:11 localhost kernel: sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
Jan 30 10:46:11 localhost kernel: sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Jan 30 10:46:11 localhost kernel: Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Jan 30 10:46:11 localhost kernel: Additional sense indicates Medium not present
Jan 30 10:46:11 localhost kernel: sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
Jan 30 10:46:11 localhost kernel: sda: Write Protect is off
Jan 30 10:46:11 localhost kernel: /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:11 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:11 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
Jan 30 10:46:11 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
Jan 30 10:46:11 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:11 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:11 localhost kernel: ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
Jan 30 10:46:11 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost kernel: sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost kernel: sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost kernel: Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost kernel: Additional sense indicates Medium not present
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost kernel: sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost kernel: sda: Write Protect is off
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost kernel: /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost kernel: ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost kernel: unable to read partition table
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:13 localhost last message repeated 7 times
Jan 30 10:46:21 localhost kde3(pam_unix)[2539]: session opened for user raireg by (uid=0)
Jan 30 10:46:21 localhost kernel: sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
Jan 30 10:46:21 localhost kernel: sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Jan 30 10:46:21 localhost kernel: Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Jan 30 10:46:21 localhost kernel: Additional sense indicates Medium not present
Jan 30 10:46:21 localhost kernel: sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
Jan 30 10:46:21 localhost kernel: sda: Write Protect is off
Jan 30 10:46:21 localhost kernel: /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:21 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:21 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
Jan 30 10:46:21 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
Jan 30 10:46:21 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:21 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:21 localhost kernel: ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
Jan 30 10:46:21 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:22 localhost kernel: sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
Jan 30 10:46:22 localhost kernel: sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Jan 30 10:46:22 localhost kernel: Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Jan 30 10:46:22 localhost kernel: Additional sense indicates Medium not present
Jan 30 10:46:22 localhost kernel: sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
Jan 30 10:46:22 localhost kernel: sda: Write Protect is off
Jan 30 10:46:22 localhost kernel: /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:22 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:22 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
Jan 30 10:46:22 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
Jan 30 10:46:22 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:22 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:22 localhost kernel: ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
Jan 30 10:46:22 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 10:46:24 localhost xinetd[2710]: warning: can't get client address: Transport endpoint is not connected
Jan 30 10:47:01 localhost kernel: udf: registering filesystem
Jan 30 10:47:01 localhost kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy), sector 0
Jan 30 10:47:01 localhost kernel: cdrom: open failed.
Jan 30 10:47:01 localhost kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy), sector 0
Jan 30 10:47:01 localhost kernel: cdrom: open failed.
Jan 30 11:08:05 localhost /etc/hotplug/net.agent: NET unregister event not supported
Jan 30 11:08:42 localhost drakconf.real[3005]: ### Program is starting ###
Jan 30 11:08:51 localhost drakconf.real[3035]: ### Program is starting ###
Jan 30 11:09:22 localhost harddrake2[3048]: ### Program is starting ###
Jan 30 11:09:24 localhost harddrake2[3048]: full pci_probe
Jan 30 11:09:27 localhost harddrake2[3048]: ### Program is starting ###
Jan 30 11:10:33 localhost su(pam_unix)[3140]: session opened for user root by raireg(uid=501)
Jan 30 11:10:41 localhost kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy), sector 0
Jan 30 11:10:42 localhost kernel: cdrom: open failed.
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: Additional sense indicates Medium not present
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: sda: Write Protect is off
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: unable to read partition table
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: Additional sense indicates Medium not present
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: sda: Write Protect is off
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
Jan 30 11:11:36 localhost kernel: ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.

demesg

usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 15:32:56 Mar 14 2003
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xd800, IRQ 21
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xdc00, IRQ 21
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xe000, IRQ 21
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
ehci-hcd 00:10.3: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
ehci-hcd 00:10.3: irq 19, pci mem d296c000
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
ehci-hcd 00:10.3: USB 2.0 enabled, EHCI 1.00, driver 2002-Dec-20
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 6 ports detected
usbdevfs: remount parameter error
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide1(22,65), internal journal
Adding Swap: 530104k swap-space (priority -1)
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Vendor: Model: USB Card Reader Rev: 1.05
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
USB Mass Storage device found at 2
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Additional sense indicates Medium not present
sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2
unable to read partition table
VFS: Disk change detected on device 08:00
sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Additional sense indicates Medium not present
sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sda: Write Protect is off
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
VFS: Disk change detected on device 08:00
sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Additional sense indicates Medium not present
sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sda: Write Protect is off
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Additional sense indicates Medium not present
sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sda: Write Protect is off
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
unable to read partition table
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
VFS: Disk change detected on device 08:00
sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Additional sense indicates Medium not present
sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sda: Write Protect is off
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
VFS: Disk change detected on device 08:00
sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Additional sense indicates Medium not present
sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sda: Write Protect is off
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
udf: registering filesystem
end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy), sector 0
cdrom: open failed.
end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy), sector 0
cdrom: open failed.
end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy), sector 0
cdrom: open failed.
sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Additional sense indicates Medium not present
sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sda: Write Protect is off
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
unable to read partition table
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
sda : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08
Current sd00:00: sense key Not Ready
Additional sense indicates Medium not present
sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.
sda: Write Protect is off
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 2097144
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
unable to read partition table
Device busy for revalidation (usage=1)
Device 08:00 not ready.
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
FAT: unable to read boot sector
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide

/etc/fstab

[root@localhost raireg]# cat /etc/fstab
/dev/hdd1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdc,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=utf8,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=utf8,sync,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs iocharset=utf8,ro,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/win_d vfat iocharset=utf8,umask=0 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hdd5 swap swap defaults 0 0

Hopefuly the data will do. What do I need to do to make it work
Thanks everyone
 
Old 01-30-2004, 08:05 AM   #40
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OK... A few things...

FIRST:
-------------------------
As root do:
mkdir /mnt/flash

add this line to fstab:
/dev/sda /mnt/flash vfat user,noauto 1 2

This ensures that normal users can mount it with nautilus (konqueror?) or commandline "mount /mnt/flash".

SECOND
-----------------------
ensure that you have the modules "fat" and "vfat" loaded. Try "lsmod". If you don't see them do (as root) "modprobe fat" "modprobe vfat". The fat-modules has to be loaded because all flash-disc uses the windows fat32 file-system.

Hope this works... If it does - be sure to post it back.

Greetings,
kamstrup

Now try mounting it...
 
Old 01-31-2004, 09:18 PM   #41
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Quote:
Originally posted by kamstrup
OK... A few things...

FIRST:
-------------------------
As root do:
mkdir /mnt/flash

add this line to fstab:
/dev/sda /mnt/flash vfat user,noauto 1 2

This ensures that normal users can mount it with nautilus (konqueror?) or commandline "mount /mnt/flash".

SECOND
-----------------------
ensure that you have the modules "fat" and "vfat" loaded. Try "lsmod". If you don't see them do (as root) "modprobe fat" "modprobe vfat". The fat-modules has to be loaded because all flash-disc uses the windows fat32 file-system.
Ok I did as you said
Created flash directory at /mnt/flash
Added the "/dev/sda /mnt/flash vfat user,noauto 1 2" in /etc/fstab
Checked "lsmod" for fat and vfat which were already loaded

Then I tried "mount /mnt/flash" and this is what came out:

[raireg@localhost raireg]$ mount /mnt/flash
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda,
or too many mounted file systems
[raireg@localhost raireg]$

Later on after restarted the system I even got an icon on desktop for sda device which could be mounted by right clicking and selecting "mount" however got the same message

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda,
or too many mounted file systems

Where do you think the problem is? Do you think this is because my Flash Card Reader has two slots one for CompactFlash and the other for SecureDigital/MultimediaCard, wouldn't they perhaps need to be mounted in seperate directories let's say /mnt/flash1 for Compact Flash and /mnt/flash2 for SD/MMC?

many TIA

Last edited by RaiReg; 01-31-2004 at 09:20 PM.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 04:25 PM   #42
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Can you get another reader and plug it in? They're cheap enough, you might have a hardware problem.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 09:09 PM   #43
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Can you get another reader and plug it in? They're cheap enough, you might have a hardware problem.
1st of all cheap doesn't mean that they cost nothing
2nd how do you know it's a hardware problem since the reader works perfectly under window$

any one else please

TIA
 
Old 02-02-2004, 05:19 PM   #44
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There is all kinds of hardware that works under windoze that won't work under Linux. A $9.00 USD external USB reader might work right out of the box without any tweeking on your part, as mine did. See my post earlier in this thread. The system should see the card in the reader as another drive, and immediately respond. The fact that it didn't leads me to believe it could be possible for it to be defective in some way, either by not being supported by Linux or by being broken somehow and Linux won't work around the drefect. I've seen it before.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 01:59 AM   #45
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Well bluesman2333 this is what my system says about the card

Mandrake Control Center
Hardware>Disk>Sda

Vendor : unknow
Bus : SCSI
Location on the bus : 0:0:0
Channel : 00
Description : |USB Reader
New devfs device : /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc
Old device file : /dev/sda
Module : unknown
Floppy format : USB Card Reader
Media Class : hd (Mass Storages|SCSI|Bulk(Zip))

So the way I see it although it doesn't recognize the brand the system still says USB Card Reader is there, now you tell me again that system doesn't "see" it

You can check in my demesg that I posted earlier in this thread to see the same thing

help anyone
 
  


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