[Debian-eeepc-devel] boot halts when SD card is inside slot
kasper at loopstra.nl
Fri Aug 1 19:56:40 UTC 2008
I'm running Lenny, and also have some issues with my 2 GB SD card.
Everytime I boot, fsck needs to check the ext3 partition on it, and
sometimes the FAT partition next to it will just stop being writeable.
Even as root it won't allow writing, and re-mounting it won't fix that,
only a reboot can. I haven't found any reasons for it, and I assumed
either a faulty card or a faulty setup, but I thought it'd be important
information for any bug-hunters.
elijah r. wrote:
> I had the exact same issue, with an 8gb SD card on my EeePc 701.
> I thought my SD card was bad, but its not. I haven't written anything
> to the card since I reformatted it, and the problem went away.
> Reading your account, I have a feeling that the issue will return if I
> write to the card again. Very strange.
> On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 1:03 PM, Pedro Gapski <pbgapski at gmail.com> wrote:
>> hi all,
>> I have been hit by a weird problem, and I hope someone can help me
>> understand what is going on and maybe put some light on it. Please be kind
>> to me if this is not the right list to ask ;-)
>> I run debian testing on my eee pc 701. The box has one sd slot, and I have a
>> transcend 16Gb sd card on it. When the card was new and empty, the system
>> would boot with no problems with the card inside the slot. However, after I
>> started writing to it, when I boot the system, it halts after hal starts
>> with a read error on the card, and a hard boot is required. If I boot
>> without the card in, everything goes fine.
>> My first guess was a bad sd card. I reformated it, used badblocks -w on it,
>> and no problems were found. After the card was formated (and empty), the
>> system would boot without problems.
>> However, as soon as I started writing to it, when I reboot I get the same
>> read errors again.
>> If, however, I plug the card after system boot, I can use it without
>> problems. I just tried to read it all to make sure:
>> gapski at revo:~$ dd bs=1024 if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/null
>> 15694336+0 records in
>> 15694336+0 records out
>> 16071000064 bytes (16 GB) copied, 967.822 s, 16.6 MB/s
>> Any ideas? I would love to understand what is going on here...
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