OT: SD (SDHC) died, anybody knows how to recover ext3 partitions?

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Thu Mar 6 14:18:23 EST 2008


Len,

you're right but if you set swapinness = 0 in the configs, even though
you have swap space, you won't use it.

SDHC has a better erase/write cycle than it's sd cousins. Still, I've
used it only for two days... it should be working

Andre

On 3/6/08, Len Morgan <len-morgan at crcom.net> wrote:
> To be even MORE OT, is it wise to use SD (or ANY FLASH based memory for
>  that matter) as swap space?  Isn't there a fairly small (10-100K or so)
>  write/erase cycles before it just won't work any more?  Is it possible
>  that you just "used up" all of the available write cycles?
>
>  Just a thought...
>
>
>  len morgan
>
>
>  Andre Garzia wrote:
>  > Hello Friends,
>  >
>  > This is a way OT call but I believe that people here are a wonderful
>  > source of information and that maybe somebody might have traveled this
>  > road before so it's not a useless try.
>  >
>  > I have an Asus EEE PC (701). Its a wonderful machine. I spent lots of
>  > days customizing it for my daily developments. I've used a Transcend
>  > SD (SDHC) card with 16gb worth of storage and installed Ubuntu on that
>  > card. It took me days to get everything working but in the end I had a
>  > machine that I liked very much.
>  >
>  > Well, yesterday I did a dirty shutdown during a lockup. After that,
>  > all bugs broke loose, the card stopped booting.
>  >
>  > The card had two partitions, one swap and one ext3.
>  >
>  > Now, windows will detect the card but will show it as zero bytes card
>  > and will not allow me to do anything with it.
>  >
>  > Mac OS X will ignore it.
>  >
>  > Linux Xandros will detect and mount it saying it is zero bytes and
>  > will not detect anything.
>  >
>  > Linux Ubuntu Live CD using GParted will detect the card and say it is
>  > 7gb card!? (it was 16gb and it had way less than 9gb occupied.)
>  >
>  > I've given up trying to recover the card, I don't care anymore, I just
>  > want to know if someone knows a software for any operating system
>  > (preference: linux) that will force the format the card back to an
>  > empty 16gb card.
>  >
>  > I just don't want to loose the card, I had it for a week and it costed 150 USD.
>  >
>  > Any clues?
>  > :-(
>  >
>  > TIA
>  > andre
>  >
>  >
>
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