QUOTE(tombraider @ Jan 3 2006, 05:28 PM)
Just tried to do a NAND backup to my Hitachi 4 GB cf microdrive and an error message, "can't get free size" pops up. It's willing to backup up to my sd card, but I don't have enough space there - would 1 GB be enough?
Anyway I went to the extent of reformatting the card in Windows XP and checking for errors and nothing shows up.
What does this error MEAN - any ideas? One person in 2003 posted about the error but no one posted a solution.
I noticed that whenever I put a cf card in of ANY kind, the CF CD line changes to "low" from "high" if THAT means anything.
Help! I want to backup my present configuration so that I can try out the Cacko ROM.
Thanks in advance.
Greetings! I had a similar problem just yesterday, just the difference I was doing NAND restore. Basically this "can't get free size" means = "I can't read (nor write) the card you're giving me!". I couldn't get my 512Mb CF card to react so I used a 256Mb SD card. I would think the Zaurus BIOS (or whatever you call this low-level IO-system interface) is quite primitive and a 4 Gb card sounds like you'd be talking french to an elephant.
I'd try with a smaller card, if you have any (Secure digital included). My problem with NAND required me also to format the SD card into FAT (this meaning FAT16 I assume?). Again, you have to play primitive enough.
(edit: Ok, nice job for me
- I just noticed you already overcame with the problem. Well - maybe I'll leave this post in case somebody else would need this information.)