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> Writing To Ext2 Formatted Sd Card Problem, Install programs OK, but not write file.
post May 5 2007, 10:53 AM
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My sig tells you what I am running.

I formatted a 512mb SD card as ext2 so I could install software to it. The formatting went fine, and I mounted it fine. I then installed several packages to the card without issue, and I checked each one that it ran OK.

Then I tried writing my internet favorites to the card from a USB stick that mounted fine. I could copy the file, but the paste command failed with a message something like "You can't write to this card". To check, I copied and pasted the file to the main memory (No problems) but when I tried writing it from memory to the SD card I got the same error message. I tried a similar operation with a different file, but using the same method, again it failed.

So, I can explore the SD card and see the program files installed on it, but seemingly not write anything to it.
The card shows as mounted OK the whole time too.
Anyone got a clue??
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post May 5 2007, 11:54 AM
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Do you have the right permissions to write to it? Installing packages probably uses sudo, so it wouldn't have an issue, but you a normal user would have trouble just putting stuff on the card.

Try moving your files to the SD card through the terminal:

cp /path/to/file/to/copy /path/to/sd/card/

Be sure to add the -r flag if you are copying a directory I you get a permission denied error, then you don't have permission to write to the card.
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