Re: Unable to mount the SD card formatted using the DIGITAL CAMREA on Linux box

From: linux-os (Dick Johnson)
Date: Fri Jul 29 2005 - 07:03:58 EST

On Fri, 29 Jul 2005, Srinivas G. wrote:

> Dear All,
> We have developed a Block Device Driver to handle the flash media
> devices in Linux 2.6.x kernel. It is working fine. We are able to mount
> the SD cards that are formatted on Windows systems, but we unable mount
> the cards that are formatted using the DIGITAL CAMERA.
> We have found one thing that the Windows and Digital Camera both are
> formatting the SD cards in FAT12 only. But why we are not able to mount
> the SD cards on Linux Box that are formatted using the Digital Camera.
> Could any one explain the problem? It is great help to us.
> Thanks in advance and we are looking forward a POSITIVE reply.
> Thanks and Regards,
> Srinivas G

Execute linux `fdisk` on the device. You may find that the
ID byte is wrong.

Also, why do you need a special block device driver? The SanDisk
and CompacFlash devices should look like IDE drives.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.6.12 on an i686 machine (5537.79 BogoMips).
Warning : 98.36% of all statistics are fiction.
I apologize for the following. I tried to kill it with the above dot :

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