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Stupid Question - inserting microSD card

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This might be a stupid question, but I want to make sure I'm not missing something very obvious. 

 

When I insert a microSD card into the Wifi Pineapple Nano, I stop when I get to the point that a spring is pushing it back out.  Doing so results in the Pineapple not seeing the microSD card (I've tried two different ones).  It doesn't show in fdisk -l, or in the Resources page under Advanced in the web interface.  I have tried using the web interface to format the card and then restart multiple times - still nothing. 

Thoughts?

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Hi, the SD needs pushing flush with the nano case, its a spring toggle latch not a slider. Push till it clicks and will stay in with just the edge sticking out of the case.

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Spoke too soon.  Only the 128 MB card worked - the 32 GB one is seen in fdisk, but doesn't seem to be detected in the web interface.

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you might have to format the sd card in the webui for the pineapple to read it fully

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Tried that multiple times, restarting after each time. 

dmesg says this in the relevant part upon startup:

[    8.600000] scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Generic  STORAGE DEVICE   0933 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
[    9.150000] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 65536000 512-byte logical blocks: (33.5 GB/31.2 GiB)
[    9.170000] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
[    9.170000] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 21 00 00 00
[    9.170000] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: disabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[    9.190000]  sda: sda1 sda2
[    9.200000] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI removable disk
[    9.360000] procd: - init -
[   13.090000] Truncating oversized swap area, only using 2097152k out of 8233276k
[   13.110000] Adding 2097148k swap on /dev/sdcard/sd2.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:2097148k
[   13.170000] Loading modules backported from Linux version v4.4-rc5-1913-gc8fdf68

fdisk -l:

Disk /dev/mtdblock0: 0 MB, 131072 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 0 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/mtdblock0 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mtdblock1: 1 MB, 1134080 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 0 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/mtdblock1 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mtdblock2: 15 MB, 15446016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/mtdblock2 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mtdblock3: 2 MB, 2293760 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 0 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/mtdblock3 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mtdblock4: 0 MB, 65536 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 0 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/mtdblock4 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/mtdblock5: 16 MB, 16580608 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/mtdblock5 doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/sda: 33.5 GB, 33554432000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4079 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks  Id System
/dev/sda1            1026        4079    24531255  83 Linux
/dev/sda2               1        1025     8233281  83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Resources area in webUI:

Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
rootfs                    2.2M    572.0K      1.6M  26% /
/dev/root                12.8M     12.8M         0 100% /rom
tmpfs                    29.9M     92.0K     29.8M   0% /tmp
/dev/mtdblock3            2.2M    572.0K      1.6M  26% /overlay
overlayfs:/overlay        2.2M    572.0K      1.6M  26% /
tmpfs                   512.0K         0    512.0K   0% /dev

Interestingly, after using the webUI to format the SD card, dmesg has this to say:

[  694.070000] usb-storage 1-1.2:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
[  694.100000] scsi host1: usb-storage 1-1.2:1.0
[  695.100000] scsi 1:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Generic  STORAGE DEVICE   0933 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
[  695.100000] sd 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
[  695.650000] sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] 65536000 512-byte logical blocks: (33.5 GB/31.2 GiB)
[  695.660000] sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[  695.660000] sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 21 00 00 00
[  695.660000] sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: disabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[  695.680000]  sdb: sdb1 sdb2
[  695.700000] sd 1:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
[  696.310000] Truncating oversized swap area, only using 2097152k out of 8233276k
[  696.320000] Adding 2097148k swap on /dev/sdcard/sd2.  Priority:-2 extents:1 across:2097148k
[  702.220000]  sdb: sdb1 sdb2
[  702.550000] Truncating oversized swap area, only using 2097152k out of 8233276k
[  702.560000] Adding 2097148k swap on /dev/sdcard/sd2.  Priority:-2 extents:1 across:2097148k
[  703.130000] Truncating oversized swap area, only using 2097152k out of 8233276k
[  703.140000] Adding 2097148k swap on /dev/sdcard/sd2.  Priority:-2 extents:1 across:2097148k
[  744.840000] EXT4-fs (sdb1): couldn't mount as ext3 due to feature incompatibilities
[  744.850000] EXT4-fs (sdb1): couldn't mount as ext2 due to feature incompatibilities
[  744.860000] EXT4-fs (sdb1): ext4_check_descriptors: Block bitmap for group 0 not in group (block 4294967295)!
[  744.870000] EXT4-fs (sdb1): group descriptors corrupted!

The SD card is brand new out of the package, but I suppose it still could be damaged. 

From my readings on the forums, problems with microSD cards are very common.  FYI, I'm using firmware version 1.1.1.  Next idea is to reset the pineapple to factory settings and see what happens from there.

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