1. Post #1
    Onlyonebowman's Avatar
    August 2009
    2,272 Posts
    I'm sort of a Linux noobie so here's my question.

    I recently bought a 8GB SD card to extend the storage of my 8GB SSD on my cheap netbook. Is there a way to set it up as my secondary drive?

  2. Post #2
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    florian's Avatar
    January 2005
    292 Posts
    What do you mean 'secondary drive'? You can immediately use it as storage after you plug it in.

  3. Post #3
    Onlyonebowman's Avatar
    August 2009
    2,272 Posts
    Yeah but it says it's unmounted and is unable to rename the drive if that makes any sense.

  4. Post #4
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    redonkulous's Avatar
    August 2008
    1,742 Posts
    What distro are you in?

    Plug the card in and post the results of "fdisk -l".

    Edited:

    The command you need to use to mount it is first, make a place to mount it "sudo mkdir /media/sdcard" then run "sudo mount /dev/sdb1(it may also be sdc1 so give that a try too) /media/sdcard"If nothing happens, you did it right. You can now navigate to the folder and put stuff in it. Will the sdcard always be in the netbook? If it is then you can save yourself some hassle by adding the card to your /etc/fstab file.

  5. Post #5
    Boris-B's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,267 Posts
    If nothing happens, you did it right.
    The more I think about this the funnier it is to me. In what type of system does that ever apply, usually if you did it wrong nothing happens or it breaks. If something happens it tells you that it was successful...

  6. Post #6
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    redonkulous's Avatar
    August 2008
    1,742 Posts
    "/dev/sdb1 /media/sdcard vfat rw 0 0" you can add that to your fstab file. Provided the sdcard is partitioned in fat32. Change it to whatever filesystem it uses if you need to. Also if sdc1 worked for mounting it change sdb1 to sdc1.

    Edited:

    The more I think about this the funnier it is to me. In what type of system does that ever apply, usually if you did it wrong nothing happens or it breaks. If something happens it tells you that it was successful...
    In mine it does. When I properly mount something it posts no output. The drive will be mounted, but there is no "it worked" message.

    Code:
    [ben@arch ~]$ sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /media/usb
    [ben@arch ~]$

  7. Post #7
    Pixel Heart's Avatar
    July 2009
    4,727 Posts
    All you have to do is open gParted, and set up the SD card however you want to, label and all.

  8. Post #8
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    17,106 Posts
    Let me guess, you have an Acer Aspire One and it runs a stupid distro of Linux and when you boot it up it has 4 boxes with program and stuff?