On Mar 3, 2004, at 11:06 PM, <EXT dash Mike dot Bradshaw at nokia dot com> wrote:
> The continuing saga of attempting to get this Verbatim 32M CF card to
> Due to having NO current working Un*x boxes, everything has been done
> on MS Windows.
> what i tried last night:
One suggestion that I would give is to use a bootable livecd (if you
want a gui) or a floppy distribution (which I have not explored yet).
You don't have to touch your windows installation and it's a quick and
easy way to keep a linux distribution around.
I used slax from http://slax.linux-live.org/ and it worked just fine
once once I got over some human typing error. It boots just fine and
gives me a linux machine without having to install it to my HD.
Once it's was booted, just type...
gunzip -c wrap-1.0.img | dd of=/dev/<your flash device here> bs=16k
For figuring out what device it is, you might find the e-mail below
written by Jim Gifford of use...
Oh, and I am using 20MB Sandisks in a linnix.com (cheap, functional) CF
I hope this is helpful,
> Is your CF-IDE adapter on the primary or secondary bus, master or
> The first thing you have to do is make sure the CF card is being seen
> your linux machine before you can write to it.
> Try using hdparm -i on the devices /dev/hda, /dev/hdb, /dev/hdc, and
> /dev/hdd and look for the drive information that matches your CF. Then
> use that device name for your dd command. You can also do
> 'dmesg | grep hd' and look for your CF media in that output. If you
> don't find it this way, it isn't being recognized.
> You won't need to blank the media, as dd does a direct write to the
> hope this helps,