The card doesn't show up in android and if I tap mount SD card in Settings - Storage I get that Blank SD card message....
I ran ls -l /sdcard as root:lrwxrwxrwx root root <today's date> sdcard -> /storage/sdcard1
Did you reboot? What says "grep /storage /proc/mounts" (after reboot)?
try also "fdisk -l /dev/block/vold/179\:32"