SD/CF card reader

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon Dec 27 00:34:02 UTC 2010

On Sun, 26 Dec 2010 17:58:56 -0600, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at> wrote:
> I just went through something similar and IIRC the error you report is fixed
> in recent STABLE. 

Oh, I failed to mention that I did install 8.2-RC1 on this
"new" machine. Time for updating.

> During my initiation, I also became aware of GEOM's
> limitation when dealing with SD readers.  After inserting the card, you have
> to open the device for writing for GEOM to retaste device so you can see the
> slices/partitions.   Do something like:
> true > /dev/da0

I'll check that. Still... looks very strange. That shouldn't
be neccessary on modern FreeBSD as it hadn't been any problem
on "old-fashioned" FreeBSD.

Besides that, I'm not using GEOM for anything important, as
I keep things "old-fashioned", even mounting media is not
automated (as I do consider this a security risk). As I'm
mainly working with "outdated" stuff, I don't rely on the
latest modern technology for partitioning. :-)

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