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Old 02-22-2020, 10:25 AM   #1
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I am running my amd rig. I want to check files on a scandisk micro sd card with a external usb card reader. I'm getting the "unable to mount location. Can not mount file". I checked out a few videos, but they must have been for older version, because the settings they used doesn't show up in mint 19.3. Linux see the micro sd card as a generic storage device. Anyone know what must be done to mount the device?
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Old 02-22-2020, 08:06 PM   #2
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Typically, you wouldn't have to do anything. The card gets mounted automatically upon detection. The reader itself appears as generic, this is normal. Sounds like the card is not functional. Confirm that you can actually access its volume and contents either using another device (smartphone, for example) or on Windows.
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The card is functional. I can access it on the windows machine no problem I have another sd card and that one mounted automatically in Linux.

I checked GParted and it is showing up there as an unallocated drive. I did try to create a new partition table and partition, but I only got as far as it being an unallocated drive.

I tried to force mount it but that didn't work. I get the message "Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary."

This is the error message I get ...

[email protected]:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdb /media/usb
mount: /media/usb: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.


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Does this help any ... how to mount usb or micro sd devices (follow as far as 4)
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Wellsir ... it looks like the sd card itself was bad. I tried to format it in windows and I could not. When I tried a different sd card linux auto mounted it. The problem is when I read the back of the packet the card came in it said the card was not intended to be sold in the US so there is no warranty. Next time I will buy something other than a scandisk.
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Never heard of "scandisk" brand before.
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Sandisk or Scandisk ?

If you have a spare phone with a SD card slot, put the card in, format as 'Removable Storage' and see if that is able to complete successfully.

If it does, then test it on the SD Card reader.
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I have had previous bad experience with "Sandisk" if it is that brand, Won't buy again.
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