On Mon, 2008-10-27 at 10:57 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 4:18 AM, Richard Shaw <hobbes1069(a)gmail.com
> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> I am having trouble getting Fedora 9 (x86_64 live cd) to read my SD
> card using a built-in Ricoh MMC reader on an HP 8510 laptop (Core 2
> Duo). I get mmcblk0 and mmcblk0p1 in /dev but any attempt to read the
> card fails.
I have an HP hdx9494 (Dragon). I am running 32 bit F8 with all the
02:06.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro
Host Adapter (rev 22)
02:06.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev
02:06.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host
Adapter (rev 12)
02:06.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev
$ uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 126.96.36.199-49.fc8 #1 SMP Fri Oct 17 15:59:36
EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
My system mounts, reads and writes SD cards correctly, at least those
that are formatted FAT32. I haven't tried other types. It does this in
KDE. I haven't tried gnome.
The thing about Live CDs is that they don't use the latest available
kernels. They usually use the kernel that was available at the time the
distro shipped. A newer kernel may help your situation, or it may not.