USB card reader

A.J. Bonnema abonnema at
Mon Nov 24 01:06:44 UTC 2003

Scott Burns wrote:
> A.J. Bonnema wrote:
> Try this:
>    dd if=/dev/sda1 of=test bs=1024 count=2
>    file test
> This will copy the first 2k of the card and put it in a file.  file will 
> then tell you what it thinks it is.

Thanks for this explanation. It didn't work though. For /dev/sda it 
gives "dd opening '/dev/sda1': no such device or address.
For /dev/sda it gives:

dd: reading '/dev/sda': Intput/output error
0+0 records in
0+0 records out


>   You formatted it in windows.  What version of windows?  Is it XP? IIRC 
> this default to a variant of NTFS and you will need a seperate package 
> to read it.

No, it's windows 98 se. I suspect it's fat because the "disk" is only 
256 MB.


A.J. Bonnema, Leiden The Netherlands,
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