SD card suddenly read-only

Emanoil Kotsev deloptes at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 15 12:30:06 BST 2008


--- On Wed, 10/15/08, Jonas Norlander <jonorland at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Jonas Norlander <jonorland at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: SD card suddenly read-only
> To: deloptes at yahoo.com, "Kubuntu Help and User Discussions" <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 1:02 PM
> 2008/10/15 Emanoil Kotsev <deloptes at yahoo.com>:
> > --- On Tue, 10/14/08, Dotan Cohen
> <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> From: Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com>
> >> Subject: Re: SD card suddenly read-only
> >> To: "Kubuntu Help and User Discussions"
> <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> >> Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 4:27 PM
> >> 2008/10/14 Jason Straight
> >> <jason at jeetkunedomaster.net>:
> >> > you can format it with linux as well - sudo
> mkfs.vfat
> >> -F32 /dev/[sdcard]
> >> >
> >> > or -F16 if you want fat16.
> >> >
> >>
> >> Thanks. I've found that Windows machines are
> picky
> >> about USB storage
> >> formated on Linux, especially when using UTF-8
> filenames.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Dotan Cohen
> >>
> >
> > I don't remember that FAT has UTF support. There
> for you specify it as mount option. The formatting has
> nothing to do with it.
> >
> > Correct me if I'm wrong.
> >
> > regards
> >
> 
> I think you are wrong :-)
> 
> If i remember right VFAT/FAT32 Long File Names can have up
> to 255
> UTF-16 codec characters. I don't know if you can have
> Long file names
> in FAT16 but I'm sure wikipedia has the answer.
> 
> / Jonas

Why should I then specify the codepage and iocharset as a mount option if it was all about UTF? defaulting to iso8859-1 (western europe without EURO sign) speaks for itself ...

besides utf is not unicode - the specification says unicode. Windows is talking also about unicode.

I think Dotans problem is useing default values which corresponds to western chars ... but of course I'm not sure about it.

most file names are may be in the iso8859 table but having one in hebrew breaks his task ... as far as I understood

regards


      



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