[maemo-users] N810 built-in flash: unreliable?

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Mon Mar 31 15:47:35 EEST 2008
On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 12:10:49PM -0400, Kevin T. Neely wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 01:52:10PM +0300, Marius Gedminas wrote:
> > I'm now trying to see if I can find a safe partition size that I can use
> > without losing my data.
> > 
> > I initially thought this might be related to
> > https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2802
> It seems like the tablets are plagued by similar -but not necessarily
> the same- issue.  I had something similar happen with my 770 a while
> back, and I've seen other posts to this list the gist of which, at
> least, is basically the same.
> Were you writing data from your pc to the tablet's memory card via USB
> when this happened, or downloading via network?

Via USB.  Also locally in an ssh session.  Also, locally on the tablet
itself, with no USB or network traffic.

> In my case, it was while downloading an album or two worth of mp3
> files.   After being mounted read-only, the tablet rebooted.  I put
> the card in my laptop, copied the data, and reformatted the card.  I
> haven't had any problems since, but I do worry about it.
> As a side note, what would the proper way to format and prepare these
> cards be?

I should think the built-in File Manager ought to do the right thing.

> Especially if one has used the card in a different system
> (a phone or mp3 player) and want to make it more maemo tablet
> friendly.

Maemo is Linux.  I'm sure it's not picky.

Marius Gedminas
Unix is the answer, but only if you phrase the question very carefully.
                -- Belinda Asbell
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