[maemo-users] Internal Memory Read Only?

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Thu Apr 3 16:48:37 EEST 2008
On Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 08:35:37AM -0500, Scott Carr wrote:
> Quoting Scott Carr <scarr at progbits.com>:
> > For some reason, my internal memory is now mounted as a read only
> > filesystem.  Not sure how this happened.  How would I go about making
> > it read write again?
> >
> > I have a 4 GB MiniSD card that I have recently put into the system.
> > That shouldn't have caused the Internal memory to go read only though
> > should it?
> This was on an n810, and I was talking about the internal 2Gb card  
> with the Map data on it.
> I hooked the n810 up via the USB cable to my Linux box, and was able  
> to run fsck.vfat on the partition.  I had to run it 4 times to get the  
> various errors fixed, but it finally came back with a good bill of  
> health.  This took care of my issue without having to format the drive  
> and reinstall the map files, and the backups I had taken.
> If you are on Windows, you could probably use Knoppix to gain access  
> to fsck.vfat.

Also check that the partition size isn't larger than the device memory
(Nokia shipped devices with this broken configuration).  You can notice
this if you've got a Linux box: when you plug in the N810, run dmesg and
look for

  sdb: p1 exceeds device capacity


  attempt to access beyond end of device
  sdb: rw=0, want=4013848, limit=3932160

See https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2940

On the other hand, my internal 2 GB crashed and *lost all my data* even
after I fixed the "p1 exceeds device capacity" error after reformatting.
Reproducibly: https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2802

I completely lost trust in the N810s internal memory and no longer keep
important data on it.

Nokia, of course, is silent on the issue.  Grr!

Marius Gedminas
To be intoxicated is to feel sophisticated but not be able to say it.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
Url : http://lists.maemo.org/pipermail/maemo-users/attachments/20080403/7cf4ee82/attachment.pgp 
More information about the maemo-users mailing list