[clug] Mounting an SD card

Tomasz Ciolek tmc at dreamcraft.com.au
Wed May 28 21:22:09 EST 2003

 most of the cannon use a  fat12 file system, a subset of vfat

On Wed, May 28, 2003 at 09:14:54PM +1000, Geoff Smith wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just bought a Canon IXUS II digital camera, which seems to be as yet 
> unsupported in linux, at least it's not a USB mass storage device. So, 
> no dramas, I have a USB SD card reader that does work as a mass storage 
> device. When I plug it in, it shows up no worries in /var/log/messages.
> Where I'm striking problems is actually mounting the SD card. The reader 
> is a 6-in-1 type (CF/Microdrive, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, SD/MMC). I'm 
> pretty confident that the SD port is /dev/sda. However, when I tried to 
> mount it, I get this message:
> [root at gcalaptop root]# mount /dev/sda /mnt/camera
> /dev/sda: Input/output error
> mount: you must specify the filesystem type
> So my question has become, what is the filesystem type? I checked in 
> windows, and it seemed to think it was a RAW filesystem. Does that make 
> sense to anyone? On another laptop that has a built in SD card reader 
> (also running windows xp pro), it simply said the card wasn't formatted.
> Any thoughts? Ideas?
> Thanks heaps,
> Geoff

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