[maemo-users] Which SDHC is which when using backup.

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Fri Oct 3 23:55:59 EEST 2008
Yeah, it's not at all obvious, and in fact it's counter-intuitive: the
external slot is mmc1 and the internal is mmc2. (So in your case
"Kingson" is probably the external card and "Kingston (2) is probably
the internal card.) I solved the problem by changing the volume
labels, but the built-in file manager doesn't have that capability. I
used a USB reader and labeled my cards with my desktop machine. I
labeled mine "8gbinternal" and "8gbexternal" and made sure I put them
in the respective slots.

Be careful using Windows to label your cards, especially if they are
identical. I had a heck of a time sorting them out that way and ended
up using Linux instead. Windows XP apparently got confused by
identical cards in the same reader and forever after when I inserted
the second card it kept displaying the label from the first one on the
icon even though the "properties" information was correct.

I think the tablet relies on knowing which slot is which and doesn't
care about the cards' volume labels. Having unique volume labels
definitely helps the human, though.

Regardless, you do need to keep in mind "mmc1" vs. "mmc2" for various
operations with the N800.


On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 1:40 PM, Hendrik Boom <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
> I just put two Kingston 8G SDHC's into my n800, one in the internal slot
> and one in the external one.
> I started the backup program, and after determining what I wanted to back
> up, it asked me where to do it.  It gave me two choices:
>        Kingston
> or
>        Kingston (2)
> Before when I had just the one Nokia provided with my machine, it would
> offer me the External SD card (Or some other words like this).
> So I ask -- which is which?  Is there some way of marking the cards
> electronically?  It seems to give different messages for the Kingston
> and Nokia cards, so there must be some kind of label.  Or is there a way
> to tell the backup program to use the external, not the internal one?
> Of course I suppose I could physically take one out and it would have
> only one choice... but is there another way?
> -- hendrik
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