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Re: Any linux-based microSD utilities?

Max Pyziur wrote:

I have a Kingston 4GB microSD card in my cellphone. I use a microSD USB
reader to move files to and from the card (pdfs, mp3s, etc). I tend to
move it between phones and computers a fair amount.

It seems that the card has failed and does not auto-mount properly on
either my desktop or laptop, both of which run F12, or on my phone now.

However, reviewing /var/log/messages I see that the relevant daemons sense
the card and create a block device (/dev/sdb or /dev/sdc depending on the
machine) when I use the USB reader and insert it into a USB port. However,
the device doesn't automount, nor can I mount it from root.

If the card has failed, I'd like to try and recover whatever data I can.

Can the card be made useable again through some sort of formatting utility?

Any guidance would be appreciated.

Start by using "fdisk -l /dev/XXX" from command line, where XXX is the sd device. If you are lucky there will still be a partition /dev/XXX1/ which you can try to recover (and can dd it into a disk file for more future trials).

Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
  "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot

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