[Soekris] RE:CF Card Oddity (clif)
Jesse L. Charbneau
jess at thecharbneaus.com
Mon Apr 26 03:42:47 UTC 2004
I just had a round with the Lexar 256mb cards. With mine, the 64mb worked
great, but always showed up as slave. Other than that it worked. I got a
good deal on a 256mb Lexar, but trying to copy data from a hard drive (I was
using a Net4801), would always lock the system up. The 256mb also had the
problem of showing up as slave. With OpenBSD, this isn't an issue, but if
you use m0n0BSD or m0n0wall then you will have issues as FreeBSD seems to
number the devices according to the master/slave setting. OpenBSD (possibly
others) uses the first drive (whether it is master/slave doesn't *seem* to
matter). My advice would be to grab a SanDisk or Simpletech. I have also
had good luck with a couple of Fujitsu flash cards.
> I just started buying non Sandisk SF cards. The new ones are Lexar Media.
> The strange thing is that they are recognized as the slave device
> instead of the master as the Sandisk CFs were. Other than that they work
> fine. If I put one in my digital camera no problems there either.
> I'm wondering if there is some config option that will get them to work as
> the master device like the Sandisks?
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