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Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 5:31 PM
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Posted By JimC
BTW, in addition to my other responses, also note...

BTW, in addition to my other responses, also note that Sandisk cards are counterfeited more than other brands, too. ;-)

So, if you didn't buy it from an authorized Sandisk dealer, it could be a...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 4:58 PM
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Posted By JimC
P.S. If it won't format, check it with...

P.S.

If it won't format, check it with testdisk under linux (but, again, make sure you can open your images before doing anything that writes to a card). Just open a terminal and type this to...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 4:51 PM
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Posted By JimC
If you didn't see any errors when ddrescue was...

If you didn't see any errors when ddrescue was running, then the card is probably OK.

I'd format it using this utility (you'll see a download link at the bottom of the page). But, make sure you...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 4:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
Again, did you see any errors when using...

Again, did you see any errors when using ddrescue?

It may not even be bad if you didn't see any read errors while it was running. It may be a corruption issue (often caused when users remove a...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 4:36 PM
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Posted By JimC
Did you see any errors using ddrescue? If you...

Did you see any errors using ddrescue? If you could copy and paste what you saw, that would tell me if the card is bad or not.

IOW, it may have been a corruption issue versus a bad card if you...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 4:32 PM
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Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
It should be visible from Windows. You should...

It should be visible from Windows. You should find the folder created in your root directory (go to your C drive and you should see it), as long as you were in the correct folder (your prompt showed...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 4:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
You can leave it open. That's no problem. The...

You can leave it open. That's no problem. The input file error you're getting indicates it's not seeing the card (/dev/sdc), or there is a typo in the command (and remember, commands are case...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 3:49 PM
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Posted By JimC
Copy and paste what you're getting if you have a...

Copy and paste what you're getting if you have a network connection so I can make sure nothing else is going wrong.
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 3:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
If not, remove it, wait about 10 seconds,...

If not, remove it, wait about 10 seconds, reinsert it, and repeat this command and see if it's showing up:

su
fdisk -l

If so, then, do this:

su
cd /mnt/sda2
ddrescue /dev/sdc badcard.img...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 3:44 PM
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Posted By JimC
What are you getting when you type this now (are...

What are you getting when you type this now (are you still seeing /dev/sdc in the list)?

fdisk -l
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 3:35 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By JimC
If you've got a network connection, it's probably...

If you've got a network connection, it's probably easier just to copy and paste each command versus trying to retype them

su
cd /mnt/sda2
ddrescue /dev/sdc badcard.img badcard.log

But, if...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 3:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
Make sure you followed all of the commands...

Make sure you followed all of the commands (entering root for the root password when prompted, pressing the enter key after each line).

su
cd /mnt/sda2

Here's where the spaces for that last...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 2:30 PM
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Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
That's fine. That's the latest stable release of...

That's fine. That's the latest stable release of Mepis 8.0 (updated with the latest patches not long ago).

Warren (the developer) is working very hard on a new version (SimplyMEPIS 8.5) which...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 2:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
Let me know what you see when you run the...

Let me know what you see when you run the ddrescue command (copy and paste the results if you have a network connection). You may want to wait until we get a relatively error free copy of the card...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 2:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
P.S. As for your wireless, what do you get...

P.S.

As for your wireless, what do you get from a terminal if you type this (and you can have more than one terminal window open at a time)?

su
iwconfig
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 2:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
Basically, this is just telling it you want to...

Basically, this is just telling it you want to work as root (which gives you access to more commands and permissions):

su

Then, this is changing where you're working from to the root of your...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 2:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
photorec is already on the Mepis CD (if you're...

photorec is already on the Mepis CD (if you're using a stable versus beta version of Mepis 7.0 or 8.0). The latest stable version is 8.0.15 (but, it's on previous releases of 7.0 and 8.0, too). ...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 1:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
P.S. You could also do it like this (since...

P.S.

You could also do it like this (since you'll be in the same folder the file is being created in when you use the commands). IOW, you don't have to include a full path to the files...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 21, 2010, 1:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
OK. /dev/sda2 is your Windows partition from...

OK.

/dev/sda2 is your Windows partition from the looks of it (make sure you click on it again under Storage manager if you've exited the system before issuing any commands, since that will...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 20, 2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
P.S. Note that when I ask you to click on...

P.S.

Note that when I ask you to click on anything, just use a "single click", not a "double click" like you'd use with windows (otherwise, you'll end up opening something twice or loading a...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Feb 20, 2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
ddrescue is already on the Mepis CD. ...

ddrescue is already on the Mepis CD.

Reboot your PC making sure the CD is the boot choice (either change the boot order in your BIOS or press the function key for selecting your boot drive if...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Jan 8, 2010, 8:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
E-mail sent. BTW, as an alternative to...

E-mail sent.

BTW, as an alternative to doing it over the phone, we could simply use the forums to do it (I could let you know what commands to issue, and you could just copy and paste them into...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Jan 8, 2010, 8:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
No problem. I'll try to talk you through it. ...

No problem. I'll try to talk you through it.

What I'd do first is download the 32 bit version of SimplyMEPIS 8.0.12 from the link in this press release:

http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=05756
...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Jan 7, 2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
If a different reader won't see the card, I can...

If a different reader won't see the card, I can talk you through downloading a .iso file for a Linux CD with some additional tools on it that may be able to see the card. Basically, you can burn...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Jan 7, 2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,115
Posted By JimC
P.S. I moved your post to a thread by...

P.S.

I moved your post to a thread by itself, so we're not continuing someone elses thread. Let me know if your built in reader has worked with that card in the past as a first step. Then,...
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