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Date:      Tue, 3 Feb 2009 07:37:05 -0500
From:      William Bulley <>
To:        Mike Jeays <>
Subject:   Re: short-changed on SD card?
Message-ID:  <20090203123705.GD6430@dell1>

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According to Mike Jeays <> on Mon, 02/02/09 at 19:38:
> I think I would try dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da1 bs=1M
> without the count option, and see how many blocks it writes. You at least 
> start with a clean slate, and can run fdisk and newfs, if you want a BSD-only 
> device. Make sure you write on the right device!

So you don't think the "bad card reader" suggestion is relevant?

I will also try this approach.  Thanks for all the feedback.  Now,
I've got some avenues of testing to work through.  Later...



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