I've spent the last hour of so trying to get a SD card to work. I can't get it, and I've tried everything google threw at me, so I'm coming to you guys!
I formated a SD card in gpart to FAT32. (Before this the SD card WAS working, and I was able to access it and the files on it.)
After the formating I can no longer "load" the SD card I get the following:
Failed to mount "SD/MMC Drive".
The enclosing drive for the volume is locked.
I have no clue how to fix this, any help would be amazing!
Been trying to get mine to work too, Works on my Puppy desktop but not my Crunch lappy. I can even view it as a device in Gparted but cant format it or even access it. Can you veiw yours in Gparted A_Gambino? Mine is formated in FAT32 as well. I wonder if the formatting may be the problem. Gonna reformate it with another machine and try....will post back if it works.
I am able to view it in gparted, but ONLY in gparted. I'm also able to reformat it to whatever. Which I think is strange since I can't "mount" it? I'm really stuck on this issue though...it's rare when even googling a problem has little results. Hah.
YEP! that did it for me. I reformate it with ext2 and works for me.
That is strange. I was not able to formate with my crunch install, I had to use another computer. But its working on my end anyway.
Can you access it with another Distro, Say maybe a ubuntu live cd or debian cd or what ever?
That is strange.
This is strange indeed, I got up to grab a bite to eat while waiting for another response. And now it works,...
I can now access the SD card from file manager and use it just like you would be doing normal. With no volume locked error. Only I did literally nothing. It just all of a sudden works.
Now I feel even more frustrated than before cause I spent a good 45 minutes trying to figure out the problem, got up after giving up and coming here to you guys and all of a sudden she works? I didn't even restart or anything, didn't touch the SD in gparted. Heck I didn't even have gparted open, I literally did nothing at all after posting this thread. Very odd.
Last edited by A_Gambino (2012-10-08 01:35:17)
Well now after copying the files I needed to over to the SD card, it has now again become unusable. I can no longer copy files onto it nor delete them. It gives me errors. (The files are just normal pictures, nothing fancy). And I'm scared to reformat again, but now it's unusable once again.
I'm very confused on what's causing this.
Edit: Also now, even though I have the SD card removed from the computer, file manager still says it's there. Then when I reinsert the SD card another lets say "clone" pops up in file manager. So there's two "mounts" of the same SD. Even when there is physically no SD card in the machine one "mounted" still stays. Both are unusable. Not sure if that information is helpful, just an observation.
Last edited by A_Gambino (2012-10-08 02:14:59)
Kindly show your /etc/fstab. Scrub out any data you don't want us to see
part of mine
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation 8gb internal ssd label=8gbssd UUID=eb.....6-0035-4b2a-8376-43.......41d / ext3 noatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1 # # /home was on /dev/sdb1 during installation 16gb cfcard label=SDCHOME UUID=85.....9-1928-4de6-b9b3-c0........56 /home ext4 defaults 0 2
I have used ext2 ext3 and ext4 formats all successfully with SD cards on eeebook and eeebox.
And since you are setting things up, there are a few howtos on #! forums and elsewhere on how to optimize settings to preserve life of SD card via avoiding excessive read/writes, proper alignment, etc.
I am hoping to continue with wheezy-Waldorf with /home on sdcards for a long time. A good setup means less problems hopefully down the road. It should all come together peace, mark r.
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