zombimuncha added a topic in Advent Vega - Vega.MoDaCo.comBest practice for hot-swapping USB drives?Hi all,
would anybody care to post a set of best practices / procedures for hot-swapping USB drives on VegaComb? (3.2 9n update3)
I have a little USB SD card reader that I use to transfer photos from my Canon camera to the tablet. I have several SD cards (full size, not micro) but none are as big as the microSD in my Vega, so the Vega should be a good place to store the photos, wipe the camera card, then shoot some more.
I'm finding, however, that if I swap the SD cards around too much the Vega stops being able to read them and requires a reboot before it will read any card again.
The procedure I'm currently following is:
- use shuttletools to set USB to peripheral mode
- connect USB card reader with card already inside it
- switch to host mode
- open file manager (ES) and copy files from /mnt/USB/systemusb/ to the internal microSD card
- switch back to peripheral mode
- unplug card reader from USB port
- swap cards in card reader while unplugged
It seems if I ever insert the same SD card twice the Vega will not read it, and will complain about "damaged SD card, you may need to format it"
After rebooting the Vega I can again read all SD cards, once each.
So is that a good procedure to follow?
Are the any unnecessary steps in there?
Is there a way I can hotswap any USB drives I want, in any sequence, without rebooting?
Do I need that "Drive Mount" app at all? It doesn't seem to do much beyond moving the card readers mount point from /mnt/USB/systemusb/ to /mnt/sda1/ and back.
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