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Memory error.

asked 2016-12-10 15:04:06 +0200

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updated 2016-12-12 10:49:07 +0200

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The memory display shows - for the middle "circle" - the following error (in red) : The File System is incompatible. Formatting is needed. Unmounted Memory Card. I have the latest OS version. What is wrong?

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So the error tries to tell you that you have to format your SD card into a supported format (e.g. FAT)... :D

Which filesystem do you use on your SD card so that you get this warning?

Alex ( 2016-12-10 15:45:13 +0200 )edit
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the sd card is (fat) ok, always was. The problem is with the "middle circle".

coolhuh ( 2016-12-10 15:52:25 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-12-10 15:54:17 +0200

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I reckon you put in a new large-capacity SD-card? It probably is formatted as exFAT, as is specified in the SDXC-standard of those cards. However, exFAT is a patented file system (Microsoft), so Jolla would have to pay to be allowed to include it. That's why Jolla doesn't claim the device is SDXC-compatible, but merely SDHC.

Fortunately, Jolla didn't pay, so the money saved could be used for something that actually worthwhile. You can however still use the card without problems. Simply format it as EXT4 using the pull-down menu, which is a free and libre file system, and is better than exFAT. Such formatted card can then also be used with Android and every Linux device.

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the sd card is fine. the error - does not really cause abviaible problem (yet) is with the "system speicher" or ,i guess, system memory.... the middle one of the three circles of the three in the settings/storage.

coolhuh ( 2016-12-10 15:57:45 +0200 )edit

What device are you using? On my Jolla1, there is no system storage, only "mass memory" (btfs) and "Memory card" (ext4 in my case). AFAIK, Jolla1 is the only Sailfish device which uses btrfs and this layout. I guess other devices have different layout,

Fuzzillogic ( 2016-12-10 16:32:15 +0200 )edit

Middle circle is : System data

which device ?

pawel ( 2016-12-11 08:09:22 +0200 )edit
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