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Hello, I seem to be having a similar problem - I'm using an Asus eee pc 701 with Leeenux. Originally I had to install Leeenux from a bootable SD card ...
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    Unhappy Cardreader Troubles


    Hello,

    I seem to be having a similar problem - I'm using an Asus eee pc 701 with Leeenux.

    Originally I had to install Leeenux from a bootable SD card as it wouldn't boot from any of the USB ports - so I'm pretty sure the internal card reader was working fine up until now..

    Anway, I wanted to add a 32g SD card to use for the main storage... When I pop the card in the reader, nothing happens at all - as per the original poster's problem.

    I've tried everything suggested in this thread including going into the BIOS (but it was already switched to 'Finished' anyway)

    ...to top it all I now seem to have created a further problem - after trying everything I decided to re-install Leeenux but with the OS setting at' Start' (in the hope that switching it back to 'Finished' later on might help)

    ...but now I can't even boot from the SD card reader! .. This happened right after I tried the solution of editing /etc/fstab ...Now if I try to boot from the SD card reader, I get a very brief error message (it flashes on the screen far too quickly for me to read it) then goes into UNetBootin as usual, but if I choose anything from the menu (Install, Run The Live System etc etc) it just hangs and won't do anything.

    I've undone the edit I made to /etc/fstab but the problem persists... If anyone can help with this I'd be very grateful!

    .. Ideally I want the computer to be able to recognise the 32g SD card, and to be able to boot from the SD reader in case I ever need to re-install linux

    Cheers! (and apologies for the long post!)
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    PS... don't know if this sheds any light on the matter, but just in case, here it is:

    [ 537.808072] usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
    [ 538.032384] usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 538.044014] scsi3 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    [ 538.051882] usb-storage: device found at 2
    [ 538.051891] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
    [ 543.050209] usb-storage: device scan complete
    [ 543.053204] scsi 3:0:0:0: Direct-Access USB 2.0 USB Flash Drive 0.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
    [ 543.057368] sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
    [ 543.068444] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdc] 7892992 512-byte logical blocks: (4.04 GB/3.76 GiB)
    [ 543.071409] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
    [ 543.071409] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 00 00 00 00
    [ 543.071409] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 543.087164] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 543.087186] sdc: sdc1
    [ 543.105476] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 543.105476] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
    [ 2124.652083] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] 62552064 512-byte logical blocks: (32.0 GB/29.8 GiB)
    [ 2124.655018] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 2124.669148] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 2124.669170] sdb: sdb1


    This is with the 32g card inserted, and a USB stick too

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    .but now I can't even boot from the SD card reader! .

    I have a EEEPC 701SD. Mine runs AntiX not Leeenux. There is something wrong now with your external boot media setup on that SD card if it won't boot anymore. All the bios does (by using the esc key and picking which drive to boot) is point the Netbook to the SD card slot and the SD card takes over from there. If me. I would start over by wiping the SD cvard that won't boot and making a new install on it whether with Linux live usb creator or unetbootin.

    PS... don't know if this sheds any light on the matter, but just in case, here it is:
    Sorry but I don't know what command you did to get that readout.

    Usually. Posting the output of

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    will show if SD card is present and being recognised.

    I get a very brief error message
    Hit the pause button during boot to read the message.

    I've undone the edit I made to /etc/fstab but the problem persists..
    For future reference. Make a backup copy of original /etc/fstab
    first before going in and editing. That way if you think you made a mistake. You can restore the original.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fstab
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    ...There is something wrong now with your external boot media setup on that SD card if it won't boot anymore...
    I haven't changed anything on the 4gig card I used to boot into Leeenux from, but I'll try making another bootable card and see if that works.. I'm hoping you're right and it's just the 4gig bootable card that is dodgy and not the reader itself... just to clarify, I have two SDHC cards here, one of them is a 4gig bootable card (with Leeenux on it) and the other is a blank 32gig card which I want the computer to be able to mount.

    Sorry but I don't know what command you did to get that readout.
    That was the ouput from
    Code:
    dmesg | tail -n 20
    with the new 32gig card inserted.

    Usually. Posting the output of

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    will show if SD card is present and being recognised.
    Hmm, I can't seem to do that properly... If I enter sudo fdisk -l with the new blank card inserted, it gets this far:

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 4001 MB, 4001292288 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 486 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0007cbda
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1         459     3678208   83  Linux
    Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sda2             459         487      226305    5  Extended
    Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sda5             459         487      226304   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    ...and just 'hangs'... it wont complete the output or let me type anything further until I eject the card,... then it completes the output like so:

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sdc: 4041 MB, 4041211904 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 491 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdc1               1         492     3946446    b  W95 FAT32
    Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
         phys=(1023, 254, 63) logical=(491, 79, 63)
    Hit the pause button during boot to read the message.
    OK, I'll reboot and try this and post what it says! .... thanks for the reply!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_benway View Post
    OK, I'll reboot and try this and post what it says! .... thanks for the reply!
    Damn, now the error message (whatever it was) isn't showing... I tried a re-install, but as before, it gets as far as the Leeenux splash screen and just hangs forever - same if I try to boot into Leenux live..

    ..and as for the blank 32g card, well it still doesn't mount.. I should've said before that I've tried mount it manually and that sometimes seems to work (but only after a long time) and ideally I want the system to auto-mount the card... any other suggestions would be most welcome!

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    ...and just 'hangs'... it wont complete the output or let me type anything further until I eject the card,... then it completes the output like so:
    Freaking weird. Never heard that before. It is seeing the sd card in fdisk -l though after pulling the card and shows 4gig.

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sdc: 4041 MB


    As far as I know. From EEEPC Forum (which seems to be down more lately due to maintenance) . Leeenux developer has been called into active duty military service, so does not have time for his distro. I am not near my EEEPC 701 right now so I can post my /etc/fstab in my AntiX install. In AntiX. I have a control center that uses Slitaz mountbox for manually mounting any external drive connected to that netbook .

    I kinda have a idea. For automount of external drives in Leenux.

    open a terminal

    Code:
    ~$ apt-cache policy udisks
    udisks:
      Installed: 1.0.1-1ubuntu1
      Candidate: 1.0.1-1ubuntu1
      Version table:
     *** 1.0.1-1ubuntu1 0
            500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         1.0.1-1build1 0
            500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Packages
    ~$ apt-cache policy hal
    hal:
      Installed: 0.5.14-0ubuntu6
      Candidate: 0.5.14-0ubuntu6
      Version table:
     *** 0.5.14-0ubuntu6 0
            500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         0.5.14-0ubuntu5 0
            500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ub
    This readout is from my Ubuntu 10.04LTS Gnome Desktop. udisk automounts external drives without the need for hal in Gnome AND KDE desktops. That command is just to show if it is available and if it is installed or not. If not installed the command to install it will be given at the end of the readout.

    Edit: I don't know how udev may interact with Leeenux default desktop since I don't run it. Here is there facebook page if you want it.

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    Ok... looks as though I already have udisk, but not hal (if I'm reading this right)

    Code:
    ~$ sudo apt-cache policy udisks
    udisks:
      Installed: 1.0.1-1build1
      Candidate: 1.0.1-1ubuntu1
      Version table:
         1.0.1-1ubuntu1 0
            500 h**p://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main Packages
     *** 1.0.1-1build1 0
            500 h**p://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    ~$ apt-cache policy hal
    hal:
      Installed: (none)
      Candidate: 0.5.14-0ubuntu6
      Version table:
         0.5.14-0ubuntu6 0
            500 h**p://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main Packages
         0.5.14-0ubuntu5 0
            500 h**p://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Packages
    **(I had to edit out the urls as the forum won't let me post those yet!)

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    Just finished oil changes (I run my own M/C shop)

    Ok I booted up my EEEPC 701SD

    Code:
    System:    Host: antiX1 Kernel: 2.6.38-3.dmz.1-liquorix-686 i686 (32 bit) 
               Desktop IceWM 1.3.7 Distro: antiX-M8.5-686-update 27 July 2010
    Machine:   System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: 701SD version: 0303
               Mobo: ASUSTeK model: 701SD version: x.xx Bios: American Megatrends version: 0303 date: 07/23/2008
    CPU:       Single core Intel Celeron M (-UP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (nx sse sse2) clocked at 897.761 MHz 
    Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller 
               X.Org: 1.10.2.902 driver: intel Resolution: 800x480@60.0hz 
               GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 915GM x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 7.10.3
    Audio:     Card: Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller driver: HDA Intel
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.23
    Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller driver: r8180 
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:22:43:12:82:d2
               Card-2: Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit or Fast Ethernet driver: ATL1E 
               IF: eth0 state: down speed: 65535 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:22:15:9c:42:47
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 12.2GB (18.2% used) 1: /dev/sda ASUS 8.1GB 
               2: USB /dev/sdb Flash_Reader 4.1GB 
    Partition: ID: / size: 7.4G used: 4.0G (57%) fs: rootfs 
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0C mobo: N/A 
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1350 
    Info:      Processes: 97 Uptime: 8 min Memory: 191.8/1000.6MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.23
    which runs Fluxbox or Icewm Desktop. Not as full featured or as fancy
    as your Leenux Desktop. I inserted my Puppeee Linux 4 gig SD card after booting AntiX up. You can see it as 2: USB /dev/sdb Flash_Reader 4.1GB on my inxi -F readout above.

    Now for me. I need to be root to access the SD in my file manager in AntiX. I have the following installed.

    Code:
    $ apt-cache policy udev
    udev:
      Installed: 172-1
      Candidate: 172-1
      Version table:
     *** 172-1 0
            500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    harry@antiX1:~$ apt-cache policy hal
    hal:
      Installed: 0.5.14-6
      Candidate: 0.5.14-7
      Version table:
         0.5.14-7 0
            500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing/main i386 Packages
     *** 0.5.14-6 0
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    to show my files mounted in terminal as root

    Code:
    root@antiX1:/home/harry# mount
    tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,size=5242880,mode=755,size=5242880,mode=755)
    tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=755,size=10%,mode=755)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,noatime)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    tmpfs on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,size=20%,mode=1777,size=20%,mode=1777)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,mode=0622,gid=5,mode=620,mode=0622)
    rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
    tmpfs on /var/tmp type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,noatime,size=204924k)
    fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
    gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/harry/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=harry)
    /dev/sdb1 on /media/8003-C750 type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=0,gid=0,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,uhelper=udisks)
    root@antiX1:/home/harry# cd /media/8003-C750
    root@antiX1:/media/8003-C750# ls
    boot		   firefox-4bFlash10.1.sfs  skype_static-2.1.0.81.sfs
    eee-502.sfs	   initrd.gz		    syslinux.cfg
    eee_devx_502.sfs   java_jre1.6.sfs	    vmlinuz
    eeesave-harry.2fs  ldlinux.sys		    ze502332.sfs
    So look in /media to see if your SD card is automounted there instead of on Desktop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Moved thread here. Please start your own new threads with any troubles you might have. Have a nice day.
    Cheers, sorry about that... not sure why you've called the thread 'USB problems' though as this is about an SD card reader.

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