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I have been given an old Sandisk card (64MB © 1999) so it's quite old.

It was given to me for free as it didn't work anymore in some guys Nikon CoolPix Digital Camera.

However... it mounts OK when used in a CF PCMCIA adaptor on my PC and I can use it normally - so I assume it's probably not total toast.

But when I place in the C860 I get an "anonymous memory" card inserted message, I can't seem to mount the device (and it doesn't automount of course, /etc/fstab has an entry for the cf card)

Anyway I can mount this thing? Or is it's destiny a life under Win$ XP?

'mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/cf'

If this doesn't work grab an fdisk ipk and install it and try running fdisk on the card.

As I mentioned, /etc/fstab has this entry for the card, shouldn't it attempt an automount?
fdisk sounds interesting? Does it detect unmounted (but connected) devices?
I'm at work - the card is at home - I'll try your suggestions when I get home!
if you try mount on the command line it will give you more info about whay it's not mounting.

fdisk allows you to look at/alter the partition table for a device.

'fdisk /dev/hda' (note the lack of a 1 on the end of the hda)

Just says "unable to open /dev/hda" when trying fdisk, and the device won't mount with the information "No Such device or address".

cardctl status gives just "3.3V 16-bit PC Card"


PS. Hate to say this but it also works in my workmates Pocket PC device!
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