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RE: The Linux FAT issue on SD Cards.. maintainer support please
- From: "Mukund JB`." <mukundjb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 17:09:06 +0530
- Thread-index: AcWkGTYhA/29mEB/RCiTQ1ztHJ88VQAlkgfw
- Thread-topic: The Linux FAT issue on SD Cards.. maintainer support please
>> I found that both of then do NOT have the partition table.
>If you don't use fdisk to create a partition on the card, then you
I am having the partition table on the cam formatted CARD
i.e. the partition 0.
> If you mkdosfs on /dev/tfa0 then you loose the partition
>table and get a filesystem on just the whole disk. If you do it with
>/dev/tfa0p1 then you do it on the first partition which would then have
>the FAT filesystem starting at the offset of the first partition (as it
Ok, I understood it. It looks like we have to verify the partition
support we have implemented in the driver.
>That is right. Although I believe if windows sees one with a partition
>table it will just use the first valid partition table entry it finds
>and ignore the rest.
To handle it in a similarly in Linux we need to support this driver with
partitions. There looks a loop hole in the driver.
I will verify and fix it today.
>> Please see the Images-All-MS-512.tar.gz.
>Well to mount anything without a partition table, you would mount the
>whole device (/dev/tfa0) and to mount one with a partition table on it,
>you would mount /dev/tfa0p1 or tfa0p4 or whichever partition it is.
>Zip drives used to be the same way. Some were formated with 1
>(usually 1 or 4) and some had no partition table at all and used the
>whole disk for the filesystem. I always had a /zip and /zip4 mount
>point I used depending on the particular disk I was looking at.
Just out of inquisitive ness.
What r u the minor numbers of those zip devices.
Thanks for ur support.
I will check with partition support in the driver & update it.
Let me fix it there and come back.
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