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Reading pictures from HP R707 digital camers

 
Steve_160
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Reading pictures from HP R707 digital camers

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I'm trying to read pictures from my daughter's digital (HP R707) camera with Fedora Core
3.  The camera uses SD memory cards.  

With the camera in "USB=disk drive" mode it is recognized and assigned /dev/sda.  However, if I try to mount it I eventually get an I/O
error.  I tried it with a memory card reader with the same results.  Can
anyone
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Alex Lavrov.
Honored Contributor

Re: Reading pictures from HP R707 digital camers

How did you try to mount it?
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Steve_160
Frequent Advisor

Re: Reading pictures from HP R707 digital camers

I'm trying to mount it as /dev/sda and /dev/sda1. /var/log/messages reports it being assigned "sda" with default "type." I also tried type "usbfs," but that apparently mounts anything, and results in a bogus directory tree.
#@%!! Windows!
Alex Lavrov.
Honored Contributor

Re: Reading pictures from HP R707 digital camers

After you connect you cam, try the command "lsusb" and post here the output if u can.
I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. (M. Twain)
Steve_160
Frequent Advisor

Re: Reading pictures from HP R707 digital camers

>lsusb
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 03f0:4002 Hewlett-Packard PhotoSmart 720 Camera / PhotoSmart 935 (storage)
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

(Thank goodness it's no longer reformatting what I enter!)
#@%!! Windows!
Alex Lavrov.
Honored Contributor

Re: Reading pictures from HP R707 digital camers

Good, now please do this:

dmesg | grep -i "SCSI device"
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Steve_160
Frequent Advisor

Re: Reading pictures from HP R707 digital camers

SCSI device sda: 990977 512-byte hdwr sectors (507 MB)
SCSI device sda: 990977 512-byte hdwr sectors (507 MB)
SCSI device sda: 990977 512-byte hdwr sectors (507 MB)
#@%!! Windows!
Alex Lavrov.
Honored Contributor

Re: Reading pictures from HP R707 digital camers

Hmm, according to this, you should mount it like this:

mount /dev/sda /mydir


But as I can nderstand it's not working. Did you try sda1, sda2, sda3?
I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. (M. Twain)
Steve_160
Frequent Advisor

Re: Reading pictures from HP R707 digital camers

What happens is that "mount" errors out after a few minutes.

>mount /dev/sda sda
mount: /dev/sda is not a valid block device

There is only /dev/sda, no sda1 etc. In addition, afterwards the camera generally is locked up after this, requiring me to pull the battery to get it back.
#@%!! Windows!
Alex Lavrov.
Honored Contributor

Re: Reading pictures from HP R707 digital camers

Did you try this:
mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mydir

?
I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. (M. Twain)