Fwd: Re: pcmcia flash card mounting / reading?
garya at dreamchaser.org
Wed Sep 15 12:05:22 PDT 2004
Richard P. Williamson wrote:
> 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.
>> device ata
>> device card
>> device pcic0
>> pccard: card inserted, slot 1
>> ...pccardd: 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: 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.
micronics M54Hi-Plus mobo, p200, 128M
buslogic bt-946c scsi ctlr (bt driver)
(2) smc etherpower nic (dec 21041) (de driver)
ne2000 compatible nic (ed driver)
isa board for pcmcia; has Vadem 365 chips on it.
Made a little progress...
Discovered that because the original system had no ata devices,
the installation had generated a /boot/kernel.conf that disabled
ata devices. Removing that line helped.
The card now comes up:
ad0: 15MB <SanDisk SDCFB-16> [490/2/32] at ata0-master BIOSPIO
However, when I try to mount the thing I get:
/#mount /dev/ad0 /pccard
mount: /dev/ad0 on /pccard: incorrect super block
What type of file system do the cards have on them?
I tried mount_msdos and that didn't work;
got "/dev/ad0: Invalid argument"
Don't know if this is related or not:
The boot probe shows the following:
isab0: <Intel 82371SB PCI to ISA bridge> at device 7.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel PIIX3 ATA controller> at device 7.1 on pci0
atapci0: ATA channel disabled by BIOS
I presume this is the ata primary and secondary disk connectors
being reported as disabled, not the isa bus card slots. I do
have the ide disks disabled in BIOS, as there are no ide drives
on the system.
Thanks for any insights,
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