Brand New SD Card Causes Kernel Panic

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Old 03-25-14, 03:45 PM
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Brand New SD Card Causes Kernel Panic

Without going into too many gory details, anyone ever had a new, allegedly unused, micro SD card cause a Kernel panic within a couple of minutes of plugging it into the reader? Even tried a Gparted live CD and had the same result.
 
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No... but some manufacturers have software pre-installed on the memory cards that 'help' with backups, optimizing storage, and other questionable utilities.

I'd suggest formatting it, though you may have already tried that with Gparted.

As you probably know, Windows by default will auto-run certain utilities on newly inserted media. Most linux distros don't, but I'm thinking I recall at least one does/can (RedHat maybe?).
 
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I already own one of these cards same brand (ScanDisk) same seller and it works fine. The only difference is the one that works is 8Gb and the one that doesn't is 16Gb. There was no utilities on the other card shouldn't be on this one.
I'd suggest formatting
So would I but Debian (Gparted's OS) has kernel panic too before I can do anything. I'm going to try a different reader but I doubt that is it because I used the one I used only a couple of days ago with no problem.
 
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Very strange, different reader in a different USB port and it works. So next test is to see if it is the reader or USB port just to satisfy my curiosity. So basically this problem solved.

Edit: It was the USB port. Darn if I understand that.
 
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usb because some are 2.0? Some are 3.0?

I know its backwards compatible, but maybe not?
 
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No 3.0 and I use the funky port for USB thumb drives all the time. I would think a USB reader with a card would look like a thumb drive.
 
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I think you are right Ray a USB card will always look like a thumb drive. Basically as far as I know the same kind of circuitry but in miniature. If you think you might need a new card reader I will give you a link to a card reader I bought several years ago Amazon.com: Sandisk ImageMate 5-in-1 USB 2.0 Flash Memory Card Reader SDDR-99: Electronics . I like it a great deal and think it is the very best probably a newer model available. Could be though like you think the usb port but those tiny card readers go bad quick.
 
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Thanks HC and since my second reader only cost 1.83 including shipping it is certainly the first to be suspect. The other reader is built into an Epson all-in-one and should be good quality. I have got it to work though and I only need two readers for occasional cloning so all is good for now.
 
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That's good Ray I am glad it is working well. The cost of that card reader since I bought it has gone way up I think it was around $19.00, I bought one for me and a church friend at the same time when I first bought it.
 
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Everyone of my computers as well as printer has a card reader..

Ray can you link to what you exactly are using?
 
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Printer is an Epson all-in one though I gave up using it as a printer long ago when the cost of ink exceeded the cost of the printer and generic cartridges stopped being recognized. Now it is just for scanning and reading SD cards. This is the cheap reader: New Mini USB 2 0 Micro SD TF T Flash Memory High Speed Card Reader | eBay.
 
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For the micro sd I use an adapter...( I have all standard SD slots everywhere as I said)

Does the one you linked to use an adapter?

HP 4 GB microSD High Capacity microSDHC L1882A-EF - Best Buy
 
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Does the one you linked to use an adapter?
No, it only takes micro SD cards. I do have adapters and do use them on the Epson.
 
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