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Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Mar 3, 2010, 2:51 PM
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Posted By uny
Sorry I was away. I will try to dig-up an...

Sorry I was away.
I will try to dig-up an external card reader from some friends.

Thanks for the offer to try it out for me - but I'm in Canada and sending it across border can be somewhat...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 24, 2010, 1:31 PM
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Posted By uny
I booted with SimplyMepis, without camera/SDcard...

I booted with SimplyMepis, without camera/SDcard being connected. Under Storage Media, it showed my regular disks and also an external disk that I connected via USB (Iomega HDD). I did fdisk -l and...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 23, 2010, 11:09 PM
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Posted By uny
OK. I'll try that tomorrow from a PC wired to...

OK. I'll try that tomorrow from a PC wired to internet (not wireless) so I can cut-&-paste the results here.

But if I recall, nothing showed with fdisk -l command on my 512mb SD-card.

By the...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 23, 2010, 5:56 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By uny
I plugged my camera (Canon Powershot SD1100is) on...

I plugged my camera (Canon Powershot SD1100is) on HP laptop. When I had my 32mb SD-card, it recognized it. I was able to see individual pictures.

I repeated same process with my 512mb SD-card, it...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 23, 2010, 5:23 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By uny
BTW, to make sure the card-reader worked OK, I...

BTW, to make sure the card-reader worked OK, I tried to insert another SD-card (32mb card which came with camera) into HP laptop.

It appeared as both:
a) Storage Media (as Canon_DC, file type:...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 23, 2010, 5:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,678
Posted By uny
Hi Jim, I booted HP laptop with SimplyMepis CD....

Hi Jim,
I booted HP laptop with SimplyMepis CD. Worked fine. I inserted SD-card in card-reader, but the light (next to reader) did not go on (bad sign). I inserted a few times - nothing.

I...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 23, 2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,678
Posted By uny
Thanks again. I'll try it. By the way, you...

Thanks again. I'll try it.

By the way, you said you even use ddrescue for PC backups, making a full disk image copies of your drives. Have you ever had to 'recover' any PC disk info with...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 23, 2010, 9:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,678
Posted By uny
OK.. I'll try it on laptop and see what happens....

OK.. I'll try it on laptop and see what happens. I'll try it directly on card-reader (laptop has one) and will try it also by connecting the camera via USB-cable.

Actually, I can also try...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 23, 2010, 8:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,678
Posted By uny
Forgot: when you say I may want to see if my...

Forgot: when you say I may want to see if my camera can act as a reader (if it shows up using fdisk -l), do you mean I connect my camera to the PC with the USB cable, then try to see if it shows-up...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 23, 2010, 8:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,678
Posted By uny
Sorry, forgot to reply to a few earlier Q?: 1)...

Sorry, forgot to reply to a few earlier Q?:
1) I used this command just to show the format & parameters:
ddrescue /dev/partition_of_SDcard sdimage_file log_file

so "partition_of_SDcard" should...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 23, 2010, 7:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,678
Posted By uny
Hi Jim, I see you're up bright and early! ...

Hi Jim, I see you're up bright and early!

Yesterday, I did exactly as you say (click yellow star, go into "Storage media", where I see all my paritions and also the SimplyMepis CD). I'm now on...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 22, 2010, 9:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,678
Posted By uny
More news: I rebooted again and tried another...

More news: I rebooted again and tried another time. Going in via Linux desktop this time. Under Storage media I did see my 8-partitions, but nothing with SD-card (no sdb).

I opened a 'shell' and...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 22, 2010, 8:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,678
Posted By uny
An update: I downloaded SimplyMEPIS 8.015, burned...

An update: I downloaded SimplyMEPIS 8.015, burned a CD (actually a DVD) with Sonic RecordNow (came with PC). I then booted off the DVD. It came up with Linux screen GUI.

At this point, I logged...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 15, 2010, 5:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,678
Posted By uny
Sounds like ddrescue is the magic ointment that...

Sounds like ddrescue is the magic ointment that can cure my SD-card blues... And much more. Better than ShamWow and can hold 10X its weigth in digital data (...smile) !

Pretty neat you can run...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 15, 2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,678
Posted By uny
OK. Thanks for feedback. So this means that...

OK. Thanks for feedback.

So this means that this card is "fried" and can't be used anymore?

I thought that if Photorec could 'see' the SD-card, that it could still be reformatted, etc... ?
...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 14, 2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,678
Posted By uny
SD card - soft or hard error ?

I've read various posts and have a similar problem with some differences.

1) SD card 512mb had been working for years. Could be used in camera & on card-reader on PC. I would always insert card...
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