[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: MMC Filesystem becomes read-only after a while

From: Kahlil Johnson jzarecta at gmail.com
Date: Sat Dec 30 12:21:24 EET 2006
On 12/30/06, Nicola Larosa <nico at teknico.net> wrote:
> [Let's keep the discussion on the mailing list, no personal reply. Also,
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Odd this mailing list doesnt have a mail-to parameter to avoid personal mails
> Kahlil Johnson wrote:
> > How can I reformat it, I think I have done it before with fdisk but can
> > u do me some steps to do this, I want to make a guide at the mameo wiki
> > to document this issue/workaround.
> >
> > Thanks your help is appreciated.
> fdisk is used to repartition a block device, probably you don't need it. On
> Linux, one uses the mkfs command to reformat a partition, choosing the vfat
> type, in this case.
> I don't know whether the mkfs command is available on the 770, I
> reformatted the card's first (and only) partition on my main computer.
> If you don't have Linux, you can reformat it on Windows and other systems
> too, it's a standard FAT32 partition.

I dont use windows,  I'll give a try to mkfs, hope this works. Thanks.
> > On 12/30/06, *Nicola Larosa* <nico at teknico.net
> > <mailto:nico at teknico.net>> wrote:
> >
> >     Kahlil Johnson wrote:
> >     > I have a problem where the MMC becomes a read-only filesystem after a
> >     > period of time this means that I can't write to the device.
> >
> >     The Linux kernel remounts filesystems as read-only when there are
> >     errors
> >     using them. I had this happen recently, when the partition on the
> >     card got
> >     corrupted for some reason. Try reformatting it.
> --
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