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Old 06-18-2005, 03:08 AM   #1
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onboard SD card reader?

Hi, i'm prety new so bear with me. So I have my laptop set up with ubuntu linux which works prety well out of the box, but one probolem I have no idea how to deal with is the onboard sd card reader. The only thing I tried was
fdisk -l
to see if it was a drive i could mount but no cheese, all i got was this
Disk /dev/hda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        7120    57191368+  83  Linux
/dev/hda2            7121        7296     1413720    5  Extended
/dev/hda5            7121        7296     1413688+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
by the way my laptop is an HP dv1040us if that helps.
Old 06-18-2005, 08:13 PM   #2
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Location: Massachusetts, USA
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hm, well, I can't say for certain about the hp card reader -- hp seems to me to be pretty forthcoming with their driver information -- Toshiba on the other hand won't release their SD reader info -- so I'm stuck with a nifty looking slot, completely useless without windoze -_-

in any case, try ls /dev/sda*, see what comes up -- then try mounting it
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/sdcard
, where /mnt/sdcard is your mount point (and you'll have to be root)

You may need extra drivers to do this -- and the procedure might even be wrong. The above worked for a USB SD reader, and it's the same procedure as for a USB Mass Storage drive... good luck and I hope it works!


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