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post Jul 3 2006, 07:53 AM
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Hi please can someone help me?

I now own a C860 and I'm running pdaXrom beta 1 on it with a 1GB SD card.
I have formatted the SD card through WinXP to FAT16 and when I try to install programs to it coming up with a permissions problem.
Someone told me that it needs to be ext2 to install programs on it but then windows won't be able to read the card which I need.

I am new to Linux and can someone give me instructions on how to format the SD card either on the Zaurus or on Suse.

Also is there a way to do 2 partitions on the SD card one ext2 and the other one Fat?


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post Jul 4 2006, 03:30 AM
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You must unmount either the partition or the mount point, so either of these will work (and you only need to use one):

umount /dev/mmcda1
umount /mnt/card

I don't use pdaXrom, so check the output of 'mount' to see that you're unmounting the right thing.

If you want to create partitions then use the instructions linked above. Note that to create partitions you must pass the device, not the partition (or mount point), to fdisk, so:

fdisk /dev/mmcda

(note that there's no 1 on the end).

To format in your current state (first and only partition) do:

mkfs.ext2 /dev/mmcda1

(swap the 1 for a 2 once you've made two partitions, etc.)

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