[Debian-eeepc-devel] boot halts when SD card is inside slot

Fabio Pugliese Ornellas fabio.ornellas at gmail.com
Sat Aug 2 01:15:06 UTC 2008

Mine would not boot with an empty uSD -> SD adapter inside... I found some
random situations where it won't boot with an SD card inside. Try changing
your BIOS boot settings, perhaps there is one which works. Note: boot order
is dependent on the fact of having or not an SD card inserted (the bios
detects it). You gotta try several combinations, one should work.

Fabio Pugliese Ornellas
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On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 21:00, Greg Eden <grege at melbpc.org.au> wrote:

>  You all may need a BIOS update. All the EeePCs have had issues with big SD
> cards. I updated the BIOS on my 900 and have a 16gb SDHC in the slot. The
> card is full of music and is never a problem. I am running Lenny.
> If you look at the BIOS change logs you will see the updates have  "fix for
> issues with some SD cards...."
> The tricky bit is applying the BIOS updates after you have trashed Xandros.
> I had to find a old 1 gb USB thumb drive, because it has to be formatted as
> fat16 to apply the patch (so must be 2gb or less). Download the updated BIOS
> from ASUS - appropriate to you model - and copy to the USB drive as the only
> file, then restart the EeePC and boot from the USB.
> Last tip, the updated BIOS must have the correct naming convention, for me
> it was xxxxxx.900, otherwise it will not be recognised as a BIOS update. It
> won't necessarily have the correct name format when you first download it
> (mine did not).
> :)
>   =====================
> Greg Eden
> Melbourne PC User Group, Australia
> -----Original Message-----
> *From*: elijah r. <elijahr at gmail.com<%22elijah%20r.%22%20%3celijahr at gmail.com%3e>
> >
> *To*: Damyan Ivanov <dam at modsoftsys.com<Damyan%20Ivanov%20%3cdam at modsoftsys.com%3e>>,
> Pedro Gapski <pbgapski at gmail.com<Pedro%20Gapski%20%3cpbgapski at gmail.com%3e>>,
> debian-eeepc-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
> *Subject*: Re: [Debian-eeepc-devel] boot halts when SD card is inside slot
> *Date*: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 15:26:52 -0500
> > Is it possible that the filesystem on the card is damaged somehow?
> >
> I doubt it in my case; it occured even after I zero'ed out the disk.
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