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December 3rd, 2008, 02:52 AM
I have a 2gb micro SD card which is connected to my PC thru an adapter (to full size SD card) which is then connected via card reader. But when I plug it in, it does detect it and asks me what to do - to which I say open. Then it says permission denied and won't do anything with it.

the file system is recognized as vfat

I tried googling, but without much avail, help appreciated.

December 3rd, 2008, 04:15 AM
Try the following in a terminal:
mkdir sd
2) (with the card plugged in)
sudo fdisk -l
Find the SD card. You will probably be able to tell by the size it reports. Remember the device name; it will be something like /dev/sdb1, /dev/sdc1, etc.
sudo mount -t auto /dev/sdXX ./sd change the /dev/sdXX to what you found in the last step
sudo chown -R USERNAME:USERNAME ./sd obviously chang USERNAME. Make sure you put it twice, separated by a colon.
sudo umount ./sd
5) try removing it a plugging it back it. If everything works then delete the folder we made
rm -rf ./sd. If it doesn't, repeat steps 2 & 3. Then post the output of
ls -l ./sd

December 4th, 2008, 06:02 AM
Apparently, after couple reboots, it's working now. Kind of an inconsistent error there. I'll be sure to try it when it fails again. Thanks.