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using an internal multimedia card reader

These notes are for an internal multimedia card reader. If you use an external USB card reader, it will probably mount automatically (if not, check out this tip).

  • install sg3_utils
  • run:
    modprobe sg, modprobe sd_mod, modprobe usb_storage, modprobe scsi_mod
    (it may that some of these are already loaded in your system)
  • run sg_scan -i, and sg_map
  • the slots in my reader show up as /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc, /dev/sdd
  • after I insert a card in the SmartMedia slot, for example, I also see a /dev/sdc1 in my /dev directory
  • mount it using mount -t vfat /dev/sdc1 /media/flash (/media/flash is an example directory, vfat filesystem for a digital camera card)


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