Fixing potentially corrupt SD card partition


Binky

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On my class16 32GB SDHC card from ED's shop, I have an ext3 partition, on which I keep most of my pandora files (not pnds).


I also have a FAT32 partition which I use to transfer files. This is because I use a different UID on my Linux box (endless chmod -R 777 'ing was getting tedious) , and windows doesn't play well with non fat filesystems.


I do not have any important data on the fat partition.


Every time my pandora boots, or I access it using 'SD mass storage' it ends up read-only. I'm guessing something spotted a problem, and is trying to prevent (further) data loss.


What would be the best way to fix this? Are there nice tools for un-messing-up filesystems available? How should I stop this happening again (apart from the obvious umount before eject).


I could probably find out on teh interwebs, But I reckon there's a higher density of people doing strange things with SD cards here.
 

apersonthinks

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testdisk is pretty amazing. It can recover most SD card partitions or at least the data from them.
 

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Funny enough I had a problem with an "old" Firefox version today that needed to be removed (supposedly corrupt), but couldn't. I downloaded a program for Windows called "Unlocker" - http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/ which is supposed to help with locked files, corruption etc. etc. It had rave reviews and is free. Unfortunately it didn't resolve my issue and i had to go into Command Prompt and use

chkdsk [volume:][[Path] FileName] [/f]
But I had to turn off Explorer.Exe in Task Manager first then reload it afterwards. Worked like a charm and it supposedly fixed other errors on the card too.


I don't know if this is of any use to you thou as I don;t have partitions on my card.
 
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