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Crofteh

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I'm a bit of noob to all this, so please bear with me.

I was previously running Modaco FR19, when yesterday I decided I'd finally jump to GB and installed CM7 nightly 204 using Paul's kitchen. Everything is working fine, except that my internal SD seemingly isn't being recognised. Any time I try to launch my Gallery or ES File Explorer, it gives me the message "SD Card unmounted or not present". When I go to settings/storage then it shows up normally as '/mnt/emmc' and will let me unmount or erase.

External SD card works normally when I put that in, but I'm used to leaving it out as I never use much storage space.

Another funny detail: when I connect the phone to Windows via USB then I'm not given the option to turn on USB storage, however that option appears if I do it while the external SD card is inserted. In that case, the internal appears as drive H: and the external appears as drive G:.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this? I didn't look into if CM7 and FR19 have different file systems so I don't know if its to do with that. Or would a wipe help? Would appreciate any help.

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edit: With ES File Explorer, I can still browse to the internal memory and it will display all the files as it normally would. Do I need to change a pointer to the default storage location somewhere? As my gallery still won't find my photos.

edit 2: I changed an internal storage setting in CM, and then later moved some of my photos to a different folder, and everything seems to be working ok for the moment. If nothing else is screwed up, then I'm good. ;)

Edited by Crofteh, 07 December 2011 - 11:56 PM.

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Could you be more precise? I assume you chose to install to internalsd within the applications settings, but which files did you move? I've read that the phone can't function without an external card under cm7, so my best guess is the filesystem there is messing things up. it's proving to be a headache because the camera etc won't function.

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I selected the option to "Use internal storage" in CM settings/application. That seems to have made it so that my internal memory is recognised as an external SD card. Of course that means that everything is working as well as when I had an external SD card in. My app install location is set to automatic, and my apps are installed on a mixture of both internal and external. With part of my internal now showing as external, its a slight bit confusing for me now. :lol:

I used to have a bunch of photos from my dedicated camera in the root folder of my phone memory, and in FR19 they would show up in my gallery too. Since they still weren't showing up now, I moved them to the same default folder where the phone camera kept them (the camera is working fine). Now they all show up ok. Those are the only files I've moved so far.

I haven't tried putting my external SD card back in yet, I'm a little afraid that the phone will explode from not knowing what to do with 2 external SDs. :P

I hadn't heard that CM7 needs an external to work properly, but that would kinda make sense. I don't keep up to date much, I like to flash a new ROM then if I'm happy I'll keep it for a few months.

Edited by Crofteh, 08 December 2011 - 01:17 PM.

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Try mounts and storage in recovery
Oops, I saw CM somewhere but anyway I would solve such by booting into recovery.Posted Image

#1: When you copy both DCIM files or better both SDcards to that PC you can move all media that's been divided ,after switching, back to the main file(s) - (where the camera stores pics now)

Edited by René Klunder, 08 December 2011 - 01:59 PM.

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As I suspected, it's the external sd causing the problem. I had one from a blackberry and it wasn't mounting properly. I exchanged that with a Windows formatted card and everything works well now.

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