sailfish can't write to sdcard after previous SD card failed

asked 2017-03-21 17:14:36 +0300 gravatar image

updated 2017-03-21 17:15:07 +0300

Hi, I was about to update my JP01 from sailfish 2.0.4 to 2.0.5, moving files to my sdcard (32GB sandisk sdhc formatted with fat32) when all of a sudden write errors popped up. In the end the sdcard failed, it is not possible to write to it anymore.

So I bought a 64GB sdxc card, formatted it to ext4 on the phone terminal and open settings to see if Jolla recognized it but id didn't.

The issue, aside from the fact that the /media/sdcard/ folder had root owner, is that the SDcard name is not 1234-5678 as it was before but I see it as a long hex string (sort of UUID).

  1. Is it normal? If so, when did it change?
  2. Can I change it back to a simpler name like 1234-5678 (two groups of four digits)?
  3. Can I delete the old folder referenced by the broken SD card?

Thank you

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You can change partition label on pc with linux using gparted or similar

coderus ( 2017-03-21 17:28:14 +0300 )edit

so the folder name in /media/sdcard is the SD card partition label? ( 2017-03-21 17:44:19 +0300 )edit no, it's UUID of the card and should change with every card.

magullo ( 2017-03-22 06:48:36 +0300 )edit