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Old 10-06-2009, 07:21 PM
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I installed pcbsd 7.1.1 last night. The hard drive works, and I can use a usb flash drive. How can I get pcbsd to recognize an sd card when I put it in the reader, or a cd or dvd? A while back I had 7.1 and it had the same problem. It will recognize a cd with an operating system on it, but not an audio cd or any dvd. I've tried opening the media players and they could not find anything either. What's wrong?
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:02 PM
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I have this problem with my SD card. I think it has something to do with the formatting. If you format it with a Windows machine, it might be recognized. PC-BSD doesn't have a formatting tool that I'm aware of. I think there's one for floppies, though...
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:35 AM
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the next release of FreeBSD 8.0 will correct the problems of recognition format.

Must just be patient ...
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Cobalt
I have this problem with my SD card. I think it has something to do with the formatting. If you format it with a Windows machine, it might be recognized. PC-BSD doesn't have a formatting tool that I'm aware of. I think there's one for floppies, though...
Nonsense! SD is just SCSI hard drive. Learn how to use fdisk, disclabel,
and newfs commands.
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:33 AM
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@OKO: Well, I need FAT 16 for my Wii. Maybe 32... I'll need to check. Do you know of any *BSD utilities which could do this?
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:17 AM
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@OKO: Well, I need FAT 16 for my Wii. Maybe 32... I'll need to check. Do you know of any *BSD utilities which could do this?
Did you read my post? Man fdisk, disclabel, and newfs. Newfs command
can create various file systems among others FAT 16 and FAT 32.
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I read the manpage for newfs but I couldn't see anything referring to FAT 16/32. I'll keep searching, though.
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I read the manpage for newfs but I couldn't see anything referring to FAT 16/32. I'll keep searching, though.
Actually since you are on the FreeBSD you need command
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newfs_msdos
exactly as I wrote.
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:27 PM
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Schweet, it worked flawlessly. Thank you.
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Sometimes an empty label or a funky label (non ASCII) can give trouble mounting.
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