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[vox-tech] Tip-of-the-day: eject your CF card!
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[vox-tech] Tip-of-the-day: eject your CF card!

I stuck my shiny new 256MB CF card which I got for my digital camera
into my SanDisk USB-based CF card reader, and while moving photos off of it,
started getting "Input/output error"s, and noticing
"attempt to access beyond end of device" errors in /var/log/messages

Everything seemed fine.  Mounted as vfat.  Images loaded fine in the camera.

Ah-hah!  Some googling found:


With the simple answer:

  If you switch between cards you need to do "eject sdX" so that it knows 
  you are looking at a different card.

I guess my system was 'used to' my 64MB card (that I use in my Zaurus
to transfer files occasionally), and was unable to read beyond the 64MB spot
on my 256MB card.

Good trick to know...


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