Re: What's the device name of my microSD card?
- Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 21:21:00 +0200
- From: Jonas Smedegaard <jonas@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: What's the device name of my microSD card?
Quoting Paul Sutton (2019-04-21 20:17:16) > > On 21/04/2019 19:02, Erik Josefsson wrote: > > 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 The clues missing from that instruction is that you should locate the _path_ (not only the name) for the _disk_ (not partitions on it). > 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 Yes, I agree lsblk is a good tool here: It a) shows topology by default which may intuitively help distinguish a USB stick often with a single partition from an internal harddrive with several partitions that would be devastating to accidentally overwrite, and b) lists explicitly which are disks and which are partitions. (I only discovered that tool recently) Thanks, Paul! - Jonas -- * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt * Tlf.: +45 40843136 Website: http://dr.jones.dk/ [x] quote me freely [ ] ask before reusing [ ] keep private