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Date:      Wed, 31 Dec 2003 10:19:47 -0500
From:      Louis LeBlanc <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   SanDisk CompactFlash card reader problem
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I'm having some strange problems with my SanDisk CompactFlash reader.
In the past I had no problem simply inserting a CF card and mounting
the device.  The /etc/fstab entry has always been as follows:

/dev/da0s1    /sandisk        msdos   rw,noauto       0       0

And all I had to do was mount /sandisk.  The filesystem on the card is
created by a Nikon CoolPix 885.  The usual method of retrieving the
pics was to simply move them from the CF card to my hard drive
storage.  This had the added benefits of preserving the actual date of
the pic in the filesystem and removing them from the card.

But it's not working anymore.  I can't quite figure out why.  When I
try to mount it, I get the following:

msdos: /dev/da0s1: Device not configured

Nothing has changed that I can think of, but I am noticing the
following in the system boot sequence:

. . .
uhci0: <Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4) USB controller> port 0xcce0-0xccff irq 11 at device 7.2 on pci0
usb0: <Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4) USB controller> on uhci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
ugen0: SanDisk Corporation ImageMate CompactFlash USB, rev 1.10/0.09, addr 2
. . .

Trying to mount /dev/ugen0 in place of /dev/da0s1 simply tells me I
need a block device.

I'm not sure how to fix this, but I'm pretty sure I never had to
perform any hocus pocus to get this working in the first place.

Any ideas or pointers to specific docs?

Thanks in advance
Louis LeBlanc     
Fully Funded Hobbyist, KeySlapper Extrordinaire :)                     ԿԬ

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