Here is one for you ! How do I see the contents of a Smart Media Card ?

Asked by Lynne Stevens on 2019-01-02

This is a card from so far back in time God was not there . . Smart Media Card ( all of 2 megs ) can be seen in windows 7-1 ( 32 bit ) inside of Virtual Box after installing the software drivers for it . .Linux turns on the light says it seen it but will not show the Mounted Volume or contents . . It is still good and has my Name on the Card ( Lynne ) I added a file so maybe it would be seen in Ubuntu . . But no go . . USB card holder from Amazon . .
This is from days of windows 98 ! .Can't believe it is still Good and working yet . . Found the card in the bottom of a box from way back when . .

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What file system is the smart media card using?

If you boot and log in without the device inserted. Once logged in, plug in the storage and run:

sudo dmesg | tail; sudo parted -l; lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsusb


Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #2

Did that and got this . . And now it goes Tick-Tock when it turns the light on but cn't get into it Via Ubuntu 18.04

[ 117.632513] usb_stor_control_thread+0x1ca/0x290 [usb_storage]
[ 117.632528] kthread+0x121/0x140
[ 117.632542] ? usb_stor_disconnect+0xc0/0xc0 [usb_storage]
[ 117.632551] ? kthread_create_worker_on_cpu+0x70/0x70
[ 117.632561] ret_from_fork+0x35/0x40
[ 117.632568] Code: 48 39 ce 73 3c 80 3d e7 eb ee 00 00 41 bd f5 ff ff ff 0f 85 9c fe ff ff 48 c7 c7 20 bd 96 b5 c6 05 cd eb ee 00 01 e8 da a9 96 ff <0f> 0b 8b 53 64 e9 7f fe ff ff 48 8b 15 c1 9c d0 00 e9 0e fe ff
[ 117.632829] ---[ end trace d1b0c685db0f4d6e ]---
[ 117.635187] sd 2:0:0:1: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
[ 117.635597] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
[ 117.635616] sd 2:0:0:1: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
Model: ATA WDC WD5000LPCX-6 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
 1 1049kB 538MB 537MB fat32 EFI System Partition boot, esp
 2 538MB 500GB 500GB ext4

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic
Linux lynne-HP-15-Notebook-PC 4.15.0-43-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 6 14:45:28 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0eef:c04d D-WAV Scientific Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b52d Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. Hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0584:0008 RATOC System, Inc. Fujifilm MemoryCard ReaderWriter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

If you run:

sudo modprobe ssfdc

Does it start working OK?


Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #4

The Unit works in windows of course . . But when I shut down Virtual Box which turns off the unit an Un plug it and re pug it in so that Ubuntu Sees it ( It has a built in drive with drivers for Windows ) Comes up as a disk Realteck and add the "sudo modprobe ssfdc" in Terminal the unit does not have its tiny blue LED light flashing like it does in windows ( Cuddy is the Brand name for it has Dual Band WiFi for Faster speeds is says )

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #5

Can I send the Windows driver to let you see the way it works in Windblows ?

What file system does Windows show it as using?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #7

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