OT: Problem reading 2GB SD card

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 15:19:02 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 23:42 -0500, Andrew Robinson wrote:
> Tom Horsley wrote:
> > On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 22:19:28 -0500
> > Andrew Robinson <awrobinson-ml at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> > 
> >> I doubt this is a Fedora problem. But I was hoping someone on the list 
> >> could point me to either a solution or a search string.
> > 
> > so you might want to give a separate
> > USB reader a shot. (This is with a 2GB SD card as well).
> > 
> Bingo! Tried an external card reader and I was able to extract all the 
> images with no problem. Thanks for the help. I feel much better about my 
> camera and SD cards.
> Now here's an interesting question. Before I erased the first card, I 
> made a byte copy of it (`dd`). When I mount the byte copy with the 
> loop-back device, it says files are there (as it did on the card). 
> However, I cannot access the files. Anyone know of any tricks I can use 
> to access the files? I'd guess I would have to repair the vfat file system.

Try fsck.vfat (as root).


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