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Old 03-17-2002
Question formatting a Compact Flash in DOS format

Smilie I tryied to use the mount Command (and the msdos.utils) in Darwin 1.4 (OS X) to format a Compact Flash in DOS Format (I had already this native format but I changed it with Disk Utility in MacOS standard and the PC Card slot of a Windows 98-Laptop can't nore read the card) I want to use the this CF to exchange files because the WinLaptop has no USB or Ethernet port. Before I had on this machine a Win95 system that recognized the SunDisk ATA Flas Card in DOS Format. Does anyone be helpful to me?
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Old 03-19-2002
Re: formatting a Compact Flash in DOS format

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Originally posted by dreamsurfer
Smilie I tryied to use the mount Command (and the msdos.utils) in Darwin 1.4 (OS X) to format a Compact Flash in DOS Format (I had already this native format but I changed it with Disk Utility in MacOS standard and the PC Card slot of a Windows 98-Laptop can't nore read the card) I want to use the this CF to exchange files because the WinLaptop has no USB or Ethernet port. Before I had on this machine a Win95 system that recognized the SunDisk ATA Flas Card in DOS Format. Does anyone be helpful to me?
Have you already succesfully mounted the CF card?

I am suspecting not. Please correct me if I am wrong.

To mount my Smart Media from my C700 Ultrazoom camera via USB on my FreeBSD machine I had to mount the entire "slice". Here is a sample of what I had to do:

Code:
umass0: OLYMPUS C-700 Ultra Zoom, rev 1.10/1.00, addr 2
da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: <OLYMPUS C-700UltraZoom 1.00> Removable Direct Access SCSI-2 device
da0: 650KB/s transfers
da0: 125MB (256000 512 byte sectors: 64H 32S/T 125C)

/ $ mount -t msdos /dev/da0s1c /C700
/ $ cd /C700/
/C700 $ ls
dcim
/C700 $ cd dcim/
/C700/dcim $ ls
100olymp
/C700/dcim $ cd 100olymp/
/C700/dcim/100olymp $ ls
p2240001.jpg    p2240002.jpg    p2240003.jpg
/C700/dcim/100olymp $ cd /
/ $ umount /C700/

I wasn't able to mount the SM card unless I used /dev/da0s1c.

I hope that this helps you.

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