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own3d

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Card corruption problem?
« on: October 16, 2009, 09:56:02 pm »
I was reading on Booboo's site where he was talking about a problem in Dingux where the SD card would become corrupted. Is this a major problem that everyone experiences from time to time, or is it more of an isolated incident?

blizz

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2009, 10:00:58 pm »
This is a major problem that happens every some days to me... It's less frequent with the latest bootloader though.
Make sure that you always have a backup of your Dingoo/Dingux files!

Btw: this is the reason why Booboo doesn't want to run Dingux on the internal memory of the Dingoo.

gp2xs

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2009, 10:15:47 pm »
I have been havening frequent corruption problems with Dingux and thus don't use it as much as I once did.

Keep a full back up of your Dingux SD so you can reformat and restore when things get weird.
Once the corruption hits you may not be able to make a good copy of the card so do it as soon as  you get everything working right.

adolobe

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2009, 10:18:38 pm »
I must just be lucky. Ive been using the same SD card for 2 months almost daily and no corruption for me

Kronus

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2009, 03:06:33 am »
Just use an SD card and not the built-in internal memory of the Dingoo, that will sure solve your problem.

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zear

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2009, 08:54:14 am »
I learned how to deal with filesystem corruption problems.
Basicly run fsck.vfat /dev/[your_card] on your linux computer.
It will list all the damaged files.
Simply remove them and your filesystem should work again :)

remax

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2009, 10:52:56 am »
I must just be lucky. Ive been using the same SD card for 2 months almost daily and no corruption for me

The same for me, never had any corruption problems...

darklegion

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2009, 01:50:11 pm »
I learned how to deal with filesystem corruption problems.
Basicly run fsck.vfat /dev/[your_card] on your linux computer.
It will list all the damaged files.
Simply remove them and your filesystem should work again :)

Maybe we should just move back to ext3, as the corruption problem may well be just an issue with fat32 (it's not exactly known for it's reliablity).There are ext3 drivers for windows that work pretty well last time I used them, so windows users could still access their SD card.

zear

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2009, 03:01:55 pm »
Nope, the same happens for ext3. The problem is known to be filesystem indepentent.

Bouvrie

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2009, 11:35:20 pm »
For me, the card corruption bug is pretty annoying. I'd like to play Rise of the Triad, and even without saving game states there's a chance my card will be corrupted. When that happens, Dinux won't even boot anymore and I'm forced to reformat and reinstall it seems...

ROTT apparently doesn't run on a read-only mount, which is a shame... :(
Write/save problems? Segmentation faults? Black screens? Read the Troubleshooting and FAQ guide first to fix your issues! :)
SD Card readonly/corruption issues? Chkdisk /F and steer clear from DMenu: use GMenu instead!

Splavinho

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2009, 07:24:54 am »
I have similar (?) problem.

After flashing Dingoo Memory and install toddler pack 0.31 everything was ok. Dingux was running, every applications were working

But, in every case, when any emulators, games, etc hang up, after reseting Dingoo i have only Dingux screen, but system doesn't want to load. I see only black screen.

If i close Dingoo correctly (in Dingux panel), evevrything is ok. After reseting Dingux crashes. And I have to copy all files again.

What can i do to solve this problem?

goldenegg

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2009, 07:33:06 am »
No need to reformat and copy all the files back to the SD card.  Simply keep a copy of the BIN, ETC, LIB and SBIN folders.  If you start getting the black screen on boot, just copy those 4 folders back to the card and all will be well again.

codiak

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2009, 07:36:39 am »
I learned how to deal with filesystem corruption problems.
Basicly run fsck.vfat /dev/[your_card] on your linux computer.
It will list all the damaged files.
Simply remove them and your filesystem should work again :)

Is there a similar way for windows user?

Bouvrie

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2009, 07:55:07 am »
I learned how to deal with filesystem corruption problems.
(..)

Is there a similar way for windows user?
I suppose that'd be running chkdsk U: /F, where the U: should be replaced by the correct driveletter.

It just checks the filesystem & fixes any problems it can. It's only a temporary fix, as additional (future) 'dirty' bits would still require the fix.
Write/save problems? Segmentation faults? Black screens? Read the Troubleshooting and FAQ guide first to fix your issues! :)
SD Card readonly/corruption issues? Chkdisk /F and steer clear from DMenu: use GMenu instead!

Splavinho

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2009, 11:27:25 am »
No need to reformat and copy all the files back to the SD card.  Simply keep a copy of the BIN, ETC, LIB and SBIN folders.  If you start getting the black screen on boot, just copy those 4 folders back to the card and all will be well again.

Ok, I will try, when I will go home after work :)

Thanks

cas398

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2009, 02:00:54 pm »
Just use an SD card and not the built-in internal memory of the Dingoo, that will sure solve your problem.

 :P

It's the flash card that corrupts.

I used to have this problem but haven't for ages.

Thanks for the tips on ho wto solve it, just incase it happens again.

Takes ages to reformat the card and extract all my files back on to it.
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eksasol

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2009, 08:55:39 am »
Ok, I will try, when I will go home after work :)

Thanks
Haven't had a job where I can browse forums.

Splavinho

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2009, 09:16:35 am »
Ok, I will try, when I will go home after work :)

Thanks
Haven't had a job where I can browse forums.

Well....

I manage research project. And i have free time at work sometimes. On people go to cigarette, the other one can browse forum :)


hurt138

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2009, 02:37:20 am »
I have had this issue happen to me twice in as many days.

Now I am playing around with a ton of stuff, so I have no real way of knowing what if any specific program is causing the issue. I do know that using fsck in linux will not work. Also replacing BIN, ETC, LIB and SBIN do not work. But keeping all my personal files in a directory ROMS on the root and replacing the whole local dir seems to resolve the issue.

fsck does find errors and will fix them, but it does nothing to fix the blank screen and actually get Dingux to boot the root file system.


I have also been reading a fair amount online about this issue and have noticed a few people with 2gb cards reporting never seeing this issue. Anyone with a 2gb confirm that they do or do not have the issue also?

goldenegg

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Re: Card corruption problem?
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2009, 07:43:44 am »
To those of you who are experiencing a black screen during boot, have you tried pressing 'X' once you get to the black screen?  I've found that many users are still unaware that occasionally Dingux will boot with screen brightness at zero.  Pressing 'X' will raise the brightness level.