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Hello! I just bought a 2G SD card and formatted it as Fat 32 using my XP partition. Afterwards, I inserted the card in the slot using my Mint 7 ...
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    [SOLVED] SD Card Cannot Mount in Linux


    Hello!

    I just bought a 2G SD card and formatted it as Fat 32 using my XP partition.

    Afterwards, I inserted the card in the slot using my Mint 7 OS. Though it shows in the
    Computer-File Browser as SD/MMC Drive, I cannot mount it.

    Error Report: Unable to Mount location, can't mount file.

    It doesn't even show in gparted. The funny thing is that it is detected easily in windows. I could have missed a few steps in formatting the SD Card.

    May I please ask for tome help regarding this?

    Thanks!

    EDIT:
    Mint 7
    Code:
    jun@jun-laptop ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xc5e3f820
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1        1930    15502693+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2            1931       15817   111547327+   5  Extended
    /dev/sda3           15818       29555   110350485    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda4           29556       30401     6795495   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda5            9778       14512    38033856   83  Linux
    /dev/sda6            3836        5224    11157111   83  Linux
    /dev/sda7            5225        8475    26113626   83  Linux
    /dev/sda8           14513       15817    10481663+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda9            1931        3835    15301849+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda10           8476        9777    10458283+  83  Linux
    
    Partition table entries are not in disk order
    jun@jun-laptop ~ $
    Fedora 12

    Code:
    [jun@localhost ~]$ sudo fdisk -l
    [sudo] password for jun: 
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xc5e3f820
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1        1930    15502693+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2            1931       15817   111547327+   5  Extended
    /dev/sda3           15818       29555   110350485    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda4           29556       30401     6795495   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda5            9778       14512    38033856   83  Linux
    /dev/sda6            3836        5224    11157111   83  Linux
    /dev/sda7            5225        8475    26113626   83  Linux
    /dev/sda8           14513       15817    10481663+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda9            1931        3835    15301849+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda10           8476        9777    10458283+  83  Linux
    
    Partition table entries are not in disk order
    
    Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 1986 MB, 1986002944 bytes
    3 heads, 2 sectors/track, 646485 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 6 * 512 = 3072 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    
            Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/mmcblk0p1              23      646486     1939389+   b  W95 FAT32
    
    [jun@localhost ~]$ su -
    Password: 
    [root@localhost ~]# mkdir /media/sd_card
    [root@localhost ~]# mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /media/sd_card 
    mount: you must specify the filesystem type
    [root@localhost ~]# mount -t vfat /dev/mmcblk0p1 /media/sd_card 
    mount: special device /dev/mmcblk0p1 does not exist
    [root@localhost ~]#
    Code:
    [jun@localhost ~]$ dmesg | tail
    end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 254
    mmcblk0: error -84 transferring data, sector 255, nr 1, card status 0x900
    end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 255
    mmcblk0: retrying using single block read
    mmcblk0: error -84 transferring data, sector 0, nr 8, card status 0x900
    end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 0
    mmcblk0: error -84 transferring data, sector 1, nr 7, card status 0x900
    end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 1
    mmcblk0: error -84 transferring data, sector 2, nr 6, card status 0x900
    end_request: I/O error, dev mmcblk0, sector 2
    [jun@localhost ~]$
    SOLVED: Reformatted as FAT 16
    Last edited by nujinini; 07-23-2010 at 04:43 PM.
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