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cybernetseraph
post Oct 25 2005, 01:39 AM
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Hey,
I've installed the snapshot (as of the 23rd oct i believe). and i've been configuring it to my liking. However, i've hada problem mounting my cf card.

I know it's /dev/wd1c, it's fat32 formatted. however, there's no mount_vfat option for mount, and mount_msdos gives the error
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mount_msdos: /dev/wd1c on /mnt/cf: Inappropriate file type or format


is it possiblt to mount this drive? or am i going to have to reformat it fat16?

I need to use it on windows (at Uni), and linux at home, so ffs wouldn't be suitable.

apart from this little hiccup i'm very happy with it.

One other question. does anyone know if they're working on autorotation? I don't use it often, but it would be handy.

I know pdaXrom has it, but i think they use a different mechanism (they have a shell script that runs when it rotates, OBSD's is in the xorg.conf).

thanks for any help.

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Wildherb
post Oct 3 2008, 05:38 AM
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I'm having real trouble mounting CF card on OBSD 4.3

before starting X, If I insert or remove the CF card I see it referenced as wd1 and wdc1

If I do disklabel wd1 I see a c partition (unused) and an i partition (MSDOS)

fdisk wd1 shows four partitions, the first being formatteed Win95 FAT and the others all unused.

There cant be a technical problem becuse I installed the operating system from the same media card!

very similar story if I put a memory stick on the USB host cable, is shows as sd1 with disklabel partitions c and i, four partitions under fdisk.

I'm confused. 8(

====EDIT====
Ive concluded that somehow my system was screwed as I could also not edit simplt files such as kismet.conf
Done a rebuild and now I can mount CF and also, I can mount SD is this a first on OBSD??

mount_msdos /dev/wd1i /mnt/cf
mount_msdos /dev/sd0i /mnt/card

BINGO!
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Lance
post Oct 3 2008, 03:35 PM
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Done a rebuild and now I can mount CF and also, I can mount SD is this a first on OBSD??
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Mounting and reading an SD card is no problem. It's writing to the SD card that's been the problem.
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sdjf
post Oct 5 2008, 08:45 PM
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QUOTE(Lance @ Oct 3 2008, 04:35 PM) *
Mounting and reading an SD card is no problem. It's writing to the SD card that's been the problem.

Could it be a hardware problem? I have been having similar issues with trying to read and write to a CF card via USB instead of using my Tosa's CF slot, and Quickening seemed to think it was the device (Lexar CF reader) that was the problem. I haven't resolved it at this point.

Make sure "mount" shows the device as rw and not just ro. That may not resolve the issue, but is a piece of the puzzle to be sure of. And check permissions with "ls -l". You may want to play around with sudo, if it's available on OBSD?

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Wildherb
post Oct 6 2008, 02:00 PM
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QUOTE(sdjf @ Oct 6 2008, 05:45 AM) *
QUOTE(Lance @ Oct 3 2008, 04:35 PM) *
Mounting and reading an SD card is no problem. It's writing to the SD card that's been the problem.

Could it be a hardware problem? I have been having similar issues with trying to read and write to a CF card via USB instead of using my Tosa's CF slot, and Quickening seemed to think it was the device (Lexar CF reader) that was the problem. I haven't resolved it at this point.

Make sure "mount" shows the device as rw and not just ro. That may not resolve the issue, but is a piece of the puzzle to be sure of. And check permissions with "ls -l". You may want to play around with sudo, if it's available on OBSD?

sdjf


No, not a hardware problem. My Spitz was happily writing to the same SD card using Cakco just before I flashed it with OBSD.
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