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[bug] SD card mounting as read only [answered]

asked 2014-08-02 15:03:14 +0200

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updated 2014-08-17 17:40:36 +0200

I've recently had time and cleaned up microSD card (which was still littered with android files). After formatting the microSD card the Jolla won't write anything onto it. In fact, after the first attempt to write it, the device is being mounted as read only. I've tried formatting it on Windows (fat32) and Linux (fat32 and ext4) - same behaviour! It's just a small 8GB card (so no exFAT!). What the hell is happening? :/

I can find no relating entries in the journal either.

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no one got any idea? :(

acidicX ( 2014-08-11 17:13:08 +0200 )edit

Maybe one of the Jolla sailors will notice it if you add bug to the tags?

Tanghus ( 2014-08-11 18:19:13 +0200 )edit

Please format the card on the jolla (eg, unmount, format, reboot), let us know if you do not know how to do that.

chemist ( 2014-08-12 15:20:47 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-08-17 17:39:24 +0200

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right, I tried the btrfs/share with android format version, that did not work. mkfs.btrfs ran without errors on mmcblkp1 but sailfish would not mount it (bad superblock or wrong fs). Sailfish also has no mkfs.fat or mkfs.vfat :-( So I could not format it on the phone.

I then tried formatting it with the sdcard dot org formatter which I found in this thread, and now it works :-) hooraaay. This specific SD card seems not to like other formatting tools. As I could always write on the SD card from all other PCs (Linux and Windows), I still consider this a bug in sailfish though.

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seems the tables on that SDcard were messed up, but that is something that happens when pulled when written or something alike and not just from putting it in a device (I had windows bork pendrives that way alot) - good to hear that it is fixed now.

chemist ( 2014-08-18 00:34:24 +0200 )edit

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