Author Topic: 8 GB card not working with Dingux  (Read 9695 times)

xdpirate (OP)

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8 GB card not working with Dingux
« on: July 13, 2010, 11:50:35 am »
I've searched, and tried all the normal suggestions, but my 8 GB microSDHC Class 4 card isn't working with Dingux.

I've tried both quick and full formats with both 32K and 16K block size, both through the Windows GUI and through the command line. I've tried copying over the kernel first, then the rootfs, but it plain won't boot.

Any suggestions?

eule

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Re: 8 GB card not working with Dingux
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 12:23:52 pm »
hmm weird, maybe you could try a SD-formatting tool? Like this: http://www.sdcard.org/consumers/formatter/
Dunno if it?ll be useful though...

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xdpirate (OP)

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Re: 8 GB card not working with Dingux
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2010, 07:48:10 pm »
hmm weird, maybe you could try a SD-formatting tool? Like this: http://www.sdcard.org/consumers/formatter/
Dunno if it?ll be useful though...
That did the trick. However, now I get a kernel panic:

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FATAL: cannot mount /dev/mmcblk0,/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /boot (17)
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

I'm well-versed enough with Linux to know that it failed on mounting the SD-card, which seems weird to me, after all, it boots the kernel from the SD. This was after a quick format using that program though, I'll do a full, clean format now, and report back with findings.

xdpirate (OP)

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Re: 8 GB card not working with Dingux
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2010, 08:59:00 pm »
After fucking around with the Panasonic SD formatter tool for hours, doing a total of three full formats, I had enough, and booted my GNU/Linux PC.

To anyone else having this problem:
Create a partition!

After formatting through this SD formatter, or via the Windows built-in utility, you literally have no partitions on your SD card. By running fdisk and creating a primary partition as W95 FAT32, then mkfs -t vfat /dev/sdb1 (replace sdb1 with your sd-card) my card now works perfectly with Dingux.

Thanks for the help, eule and yoshi41.

If anyone cares, this will mount mmcblk0p1 instead of mmcblk0, I'll let you figure out why for yourself :)

eule

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Re: 8 GB card not working with Dingux
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010, 11:01:28 am »
Cool, glad you found the solution. Will save others from the same trouble for sure... :D

ruffnutts

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Re: 8 GB card not working with Dingux
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2010, 09:49:53 am »
I had a problem with someone's card I was putting Dingux on - I just formatted the card in my girlfriends digital camera and bosh - was working a treat :-)

jonezy1984

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Re: 8 GB card not working with Dingux
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010, 08:02:08 pm »
I recently have the same problem with a 8gb scandisk micro sd (in a kingston mini sd converter) and i also get this:

FATAL: cannot mount /dev/mmcblk0,/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /boot (17)
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

Is there anyway to solve this using windows? (command prompt, perhaps?)
Otherwise, does the fdisk tool/utility work on Ubuntu? (really getting tired of this microsoft-crap, so i'm seriously considering alternatives)

borus

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Re: 8 GB card not working with Dingux
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2010, 03:01:22 pm »
Formatting in photo camera helped me too.

zear

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Re: 8 GB card not working with Dingux
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2010, 03:58:29 pm »
The message:
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FATAL: cannot mount /dev/mmcblk0,/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /boot (17)...usually means you have a partition-less card. You have to reformat your card, so it has a real partition.
The kernel is looking for mmcblk0p1, but the system is on mmcblk0.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2010, 05:51:49 pm by zear »

jonezy1984

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Re: 8 GB card not working with Dingux
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2010, 02:23:48 am »
finally, it works  ;D
Only with card reader, not dingoo directly, still it'll do...

thx
« Last Edit: October 27, 2010, 09:41:42 pm by jonezy1984 »

darkborn

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Re: 8 GB card not working with Dingux
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2011, 04:43:11 am »
I recently have the same problem with a 8gb scandisk micro sd (in a kingston mini sd converter) and i also get this:

FATAL: cannot mount /dev/mmcblk0,/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /boot (17)
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

Is there anyway to solve this using windows? (command prompt, perhaps?)
Yes and it is called Windows enabler.
http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-releases/%28release%29-64mb-dingux-for-a330/msg25712/#msg25712

Coccijoe

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Re: 8 GB card not working with Dingux
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2011, 12:14:14 am »
i create partitions on my uSD, but one of them isn't reconized by dingux, how can i resolve it?

darfgarf

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Re: 8 GB card not working with Dingux
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2011, 02:05:43 am »
i create partitions on my uSD

for a start? delete all the partitions and create a single fat32 one, starting at the beginnign of the device, preferably not using whatever the windows built in tool thingie is :P

Coccijoe

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Re: 8 GB card not working with Dingux
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2011, 10:42:17 am »
thanks but i created partition because with my new 16gb when i want to transfer files the dingoo can't write on.
i prefer use my dingoo's card reader to transfer file than an usb adaptator because my dingoo' miniSD reader is broken (i can't extract uSD if I don't disassemble dingoo)

 

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