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[SailfishX] Camera won't save to SD card [answered]

asked 2017-10-30 23:32:47 +0300

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updated 2017-11-13 12:45:19 +0300

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After formatting my 128 GB SD card to F2FS, the option to save pictures/videos to the SD card results in "selected storage not available". My symlink to store gPodder podcasts to the SD card works fine. System Settings-->Storage shows the SD card mounted. Does the System Settings-->Apps-->Camera-->Storage setting to store items on the SD card only work if it's FAT32 (which obviously won't work for a larger card)? Even here, it shows the remaining space on the SD card but returns the "selected storage not available" error message.

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Similar (albeit not the same) problem here, I was looking forward to using f2fs in action, but, alas, it seems to be making trouble when SFX writes to it: When I select it as storage for the camera, the device will reboot after about a minute of not responding, and starting the camera after that will do the same... However, I can access all data that is already on the card... (e.g. play the music and stuff on it)

eriXD ( 2017-10-31 00:18:49 +0300 )edit

Have you yet tried replacing the main storage Pictures folder and subdirs with a symlink?

sunburnedpenguin ( 2017-10-31 00:45:01 +0300 )edit

I have a 128GB ext4 formatted card, and have no problem using it as storage for camera.

Kim ( 2017-10-31 10:08:55 +0300 )edit

Thanks for the info, Kim. Glad it works with ext4, but I'd prefer to use a file system more optimised for flash memory (F2FS, UDF, BTRFS, etc.)

sunburnedpenguin ( 2017-11-01 17:59:34 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-11-10 17:55:59 +0300

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Thanks to @wvh for the solution in this thread:

I suppose I forgot to re-own the SD card mount point as nemo! After installing f2fs-tools via Warehouse, formatting the SD card with F2FS, chowning the mount point, and then removing f2fs-tools (for the heck of it), I was able to set the card as storage for the camera without any issues.

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How about a wiki for new sailors on how you achieved this as your posts (any any other potential guide to achieve the same thing) are vague or non-existent.

jimjamz ( 2017-11-19 15:22:19 +0300 )edit

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