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Camera: Selected storage is not available (Ext SDC)

asked 2017-09-24 17:56:34 +0200

nobutter gravatar image

updated 2017-09-24 18:07:35 +0200

Jolla C on Intex AF.

Settings >> Apps >> Camera >>

Storage : Memory card


Displays a message Selected storage is not available. Device memory will be used instead.


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same issue when hotswapping sdcard.

XFish ( 2017-11-01 17:40:31 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-04-14 23:51:19 +0200

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Using the external card for photos requires two things :

  • A format that Sailfish OS supports (FAT32, EXT4, BTRFS, F2F, UDF). So in case of SDXC cards which come pre-formatted with exFAT, either reformat them to something supported from the list above or install FUSE-exFAT .

  • Write access to the root directory of the SD Card. So if you card is formatted with something that supports access rights (basically : everything except FAT32 and exFAT support them), you need to run the following command:

    devel-su chown nemo:nemo /media/sdcard/{uuid}/

    where {uuid} is the path where the SD card is auto-mounted (basically the partition's UUID or serial number). Or do the same actions using your favorite file exploring app.

    (By default, an EXT4 or BTRFS formatted card will have the rights assigned to user root)

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