Is it possible to mount my microSD ?

Manish Jain bourne.identity at
Tue Jan 12 15:56:33 UTC 2016

On 01/12/16 19:06, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:06:39 +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
>> I have been left looking a bit of a fool here. The first few times I
>> attached the card, the messages popped up in dmesg alright. But there
>> was no /dev/da0* device, and I was utterly confused. The confusion
>> became confounding when I just attached the card this last time, and
>> whoa ... the file manager pops up a prompt to open up the microSD disk
>> drive, and the /dev/da0[s1] devices are there, of course.
> Okay, so a file manager (which one?) with automount functionality
> is in the mix, too! Well, this makes things more complicated... :-)
>> I have no idea whether this is a problem with my FreeBSD system or a
>> problem with the mobile/card or no problem at all.
> It might as well be the file manager or the automount magic behind
> it which is not reacting properly to the appearing and disappearing
> of the device.
>> I have no idea too
>> what will be the results when I attach the card the next time. But I do
>> remember something which might be relevant. A couple of months back, I
>> attached the mobile+card to Windows XP a few times. 5-6 times the device
>> manager showed an unknown device, and the final time I attached it, the
>> drive in the card magically popped up.
> Maybe "Windows" needed to "repair" it? Perform a file system check
> just to be sure. Sometimes, this kind of "repair" results in corrupted
> file system structure or damaged files.
>> This gets besides the FreeBSD
>> issue but makes a nice story. I took the mobile to the authorized Nokia
>> dealer, and he said the microSD card is not supposed to show up at all
>> with the handset model I have.
> Yes, some devices actually do not support da (direct access) at all.
> They instead require a specific mechanism called MTP (media transfer
> protocol), which is comparable to PTP used by some digital cameras
> which don't have da capabilities as well. In this case, "mtp-tools"
> is a good way to start.
> Additionally, check all the relevant settings of the device which
> could be related to storage, networking, and so on.
>> I even verified this in front of me with
>> a brand new handset (same model) and brand new microSD card. As per him,
>> the error was not the 5-6 times device manager showed unknown device,
>> but the final time when the disk showed up. He further stated that the
>> mass storage device is supposed to work only when the Nokia connectivity
>> driver is installed.
> Is such a driver available for FreeBSD (or at least for Linux)?


Is such a driver available for FreeBSD (or at least for Linux)?


No, AFAIK. But I do wish ...


Manish Jain

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