Fwd: Re: pcmcia flash card mounting / reading?

Richard P. Williamson richard.williamson at u4eatech.com
Wed Sep 15 07:18:54 PDT 2004

On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 09:14:00PM -0600, Gary Aitken wrote:
> This has to be covered in the docs somewhere, but my searches there
> and on questions, hackers, and fs turned up zip.
> Installed an old pcmcia card device,
> plugged in a flashcard reader w/card.
> 4.10
> kernel contains
>   device ata
>   device card
>   device pcic0
> rc.conf contains
>   pccard_enable="YES"
> I see
>   pccard: card inserted, slot 1
>   ...pccardd[52]: Card "SunDisk"("SDP") [5/3 0.6] [[none]]
>   matched "SunDisk" ("/.*/") [(null)] [(null)]
>   ata1 at port 0x240-0x247,0x24e irq 10 slot 1 on pccard1
>   ...pccardd[52]: ata1: SunDisk (/.*/) inserted.
> So far, so good...
> Now, I thought one should be able to read these as a file system.
> If so, to what device does one mount?  I tried the ata device,
> but get the message "Block device required"; and there are no other
> ata entries in /dev.  Do I need to manually create these?
> If not, what's the procedure for reading?

What kind of hardware?  When using a FreeBSD 4.10 laptop, my CF
cards come up on /dev/ad8 when plugged into a CF holder and
then into the PCMCIA slot.  I've also got a 4.10 desktop with 
a PCMCIA add-on ATA device (ie, plugged into IDE1, slave).  It 
comes up as /dev/ad3.  The desktop however does not support
hot swapping pcmcia devices.


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