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esteeven 03-17-2004 05:15 PM

sandisk compact flash card reader and filesystem type
My SanDisk reader (compact flash) was working under SuSE and Mandrake but they've gone now. My Knoppix HDD install is giving me a headache. The reader seems to be recognised --- it's there in Konqueror as Hard Disc sda {mnt/sda} but when I try to mount it I get ---
mount: I could not determine the filesystem type, and none was specified
Please check that the disk is entered correctly. ----
I don't get it. I thought if I could see the device, I could mount it ---- clearly not :]
What am I doing wrong?
PS I'd use the camera to read the card but I'm having problems with that too --- ho ho ho. But I'm sticking with Debian!!

AutOPSY 03-17-2004 10:03 PM

specify the filesystem type and you might have better luck.
'man mount'

ex. mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/yourdisk

esteeven 03-18-2004 01:39 AM

fair point but I get this ..
#mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/sda
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda,
or too many mounted file systems

maroonbaboon 03-18-2004 01:52 AM

I think you need (note the partition number)

#mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1

esteeven 03-18-2004 02:37 AM

aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh........that is it!! Phew! Fantastic. It was the "1" ---- of course I need a partition number. Stoopid me!!! Now to deal with the permissions ---:)

rohan208 05-13-2004 12:34 PM

hello esteeven .. how did u connect the compact flash card to you PC.. waht interface is required? thanks

esteeven 05-13-2004 02:51 PM

It's a USB connection.

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