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Re: bad memory or PEBKAC?



On Wed, 04 Oct 2006 01:42:46 +0930, Tim wrote:

> On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 16:34 +0100, Thufir wrote:
>> I've been googling, err, "gmane searching", the list for "format" and
>> "reformat" with FAT, or even "LBA FAT".  However, this will erase the
>> existing OS on the device, such that I'd have to boot windows and
>> unpdate the, presumably, flash PROM, or, whatever the technique is, to
>> re-install the OS for the device.  Also, I'm including "player" and
>> "mp3" as possible search terms.
> 
> The MP3 player side of it mightn't have any software on the storage area
> of the flash RAM.  Many of the things just treat the flashdrive as a
> storage space.
> 
> When you plug the drive into a PC, do you see anything other than your
> music files listed?  That'd be a big clue.
[...]

[thufir arrakis ~]$
[thufir arrakis ~]$ ll /media/MSCN/
total 64
-r-xr-xr-x 1 thufir root   375 Dec 27  2002 SETTINGS.DAT
drwxr-xr-x 2 thufir root 32768 Dec 27  2002 VOICE
[thufir arrakis ~]$
[thufir arrakis ~]$ date
Tue Oct  3 18:30:38 IST 2006
[thufir arrakis ~]$
[thufir arrakis ~]$


I'd have to re-install things?


Or, could I just backup the SETTINGS.DAT file?



-Thufir


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