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Re: What's the device name of my microSD card?

On 21/04/2019 19:02, Erik Josefsson wrote:
> I have just assembled a [Teres machine] to learn how to set it up from
> the instructions on http://box.redpill.dk/ mentioned before on this list.
> I run into my ignorance already at instruction 2: "Locate device name
> of your microSD card".
> It turns out when I use completion with ls /dev/disk/by-id/ that my
> new USB microSD card reader says that my micro SD card has two names:
>     usb-Generic_STORAGE_DEVICE_000000001532-0:0
>     usb-Generic_STORAGE_DEVICE_000000001532-0:0-part1
> This ambiguity becomes problematic when I try instruction 4)
> "Decompress and copy image onto card" with "Fast method" b):
>     sudo sh -c 'zcat core-lime2-1.0b17.img.gz >
>     /dev/disk/by-id/my-sd-card'
> I guess that the placeholder "my-sd-card" is neither of the two names
> above.
> Basically: How do I find out the device name of my microSD card?
> Best regards.
> //Erik
> [Teres machine]
> https://www.olimex.com/Products/DIY-Laptop/KITS/TERES-A64-BLACK/

Not to sure if this helps.  if you run lsblk it will list devices
connected to the system,  just plugged in a usb flash disk and it showed
up as

sdg      8:96   1   3.8G  0 disk
├─sdg1   8:97   1   640M  0 part /media/psutton/Rescatux0.51b3
└─sdg2   8:98   1   704K  0 part

from the man page (man lsblk)

       lsblk - list block devices

Worth a try

if you run

lsblk | tee lsblkoutput.txt

Output will be directed to the console AND the file lsblkoutput.txt.


Hope this helps


Paul Sutton
gnupg : 7D6D B682 F351 8D08 1893  1E16 F086 5537 D066 302D