Formatting SD Memory Cards

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at
Thu Nov 15 17:46:39 UTC 2012

On 11/15/2012 12:34 PM, Bill Stanley wrote:
> On 11/15/2012 09:22 AM, Graham Todd wrote:
>> I have a Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ10 camera that takes SD memory cards,
>> and won't work at all without one.
>> I have three 4 gig cards, any and all of which gives a "Memory Card
>> error" message when inserted into the camera an turned on. According to
>> the manual troubleshooting info., this could be to the card being not
>> recognised by the camera and it suggests getting the card formatted by
>> the camera once more.
>> However, I can't raise the Menu in order to get the card Formatted; it
>> is simply stuck on "Memory card error".  I have tried to use Gnome
>> Format (to see if it makes any difference) but I'm not getting anywhere.
>> Does anyone know of any software that runs under Ubuntu 12.04 that
>> formats the SD memory cards *efficiently* for use with the Panasonic
>> LUMIX DMC-FZ10 range of cameras?
>> --Graham Todd
> I'm not quite sure of what device you want to do the formatting.  The
> computer is the wrong device to do this.  The formatting should be done
> by the camera and not the computer.  There has to be somewhere in the
> camera to do the proper formatting.

	I'm guessing that the camera does not suport the $GB card, which I bet 
is SDHC.
	Quick searching with DuckDuckGo turns up only 2GB max options for that 
camera model....

Ahh, here we go:
It appears that this camera doesn't like 4GB cards.

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