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Micro SD card not recognized [answered]

asked 2014-03-18 16:30:29 +0300

King.Toby gravatar image

updated 2014-12-05 22:28:50 +0300

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I need a little help here. I just can't get access to any micro sd card on my Jolla. I tried an exFAT formatted 64 GByte SDHX, but I read somewhere that exFAt is not supported. So I also tried a 2 GByte SD card - but none was accepted by the phone.

I can't find it in /run/user/100000/media/sdcard - there's no /media/sdcard. Also, formatting the card from the terminal doesn't work - I get the answer that no filesystem can be build as the card is mounted.

Probably this is a noob question, but what am I doing wrong? Would appreciate any hints. Thanks!

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by molan
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exFAT has (somewhat-)recently started to be supported through an external FUSE plugin.

See this answer

NOTE: this plugin isn't officially supported by Jolla (and can't legally be, as they haven't paid the necessary patent-licensing tax).

DrYak ( 2016-05-08 18:19:32 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-03-18 16:48:31 +0300

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Since the sd card is mounted in /media/sdcard/[long identifier string]. Using the mount command without any switches, you should be able to see what partitions are mounted where.

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Argh, that's actually something I could have guessed on my own... Thank you very much!

King.Toby ( 2014-03-18 16:54:45 +0300 )edit

Ahh ok, so File Browser app needs to be changed then, right?

damourti ( 2014-03-18 17:24:18 +0300 )edit

As a temp. fix you can create a link to the SD card in run/user/100000 with the following command :

ln -s /media /run/user/100000/media

Then file browser will be able to find the sd card again.


Kim ( 2014-03-18 17:33:07 +0300 )edit

Thanks @Kim

damourti ( 2014-03-18 17:43:37 +0300 )edit

Perfect, now evetything's fine again!

King.Toby ( 2014-03-18 20:44:41 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-10-12 04:45:51 +0300

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updated 2014-10-12 04:50:32 +0300

The microSD in my Jolla seems to work fine - I have saved a backup there and can see it with the File Browser. The strange thing is that the CSD Tool in testing the SD Card is showing me: "No SD Card detected. Fail". Does someone know why?

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answered 2016-05-06 16:50:17 +0300

Try to run chkdsk command that might fix corrupted or unrecognized card. Follow the steps to run chkdsk command. – Connect your sd card to your computer using SD card reader. – Now go to start > right click computer > manage – Go to disc management option to see what type of condition SD card is in. – If it says it has RAW disck, then try with chkdsk first. – To go with chkdsk option, click on Start > Run > type CHKDSK X: /R then press the enter key. Note – Replace X with your drive letter

Source : http://www.bestmicrosdcard.com/forums/t/how-to-fix-sd-card-has-unsupported-filesystem-fix-shows-blank/

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