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Guest RedSlug

if you add an additional mini-sd card, it's a bit useless as most programs cannot see it.

Is it possible to create a (symbolic?) link to this directory, somewhere in the existing /mnt/sdcard directory, so that this new card can be accessed and used for storing music/pictures etc?

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Guest friedgoldmole

I had a go at doing this but can't seem to get it to work, tried

ln -s /Removable/Gallery /sdcard/gallery

get error "link failed File exists"

Tried variations where I had created both the originating folder and the link destination, only the originating folder, and all variations in between. When I tried with neither folder already existing I get the error "link failed Function not implemented"

Not really sure if its a limitation of the file system the Transformer uses for its internal memory? Anyone more clued up on Linux got any ideas?

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Guest nimanic

Hi,

i tried the same on the Acer Icona A500.

I tried "ln -s /mnt/external_sd /mnt/sdcard/micro" but i also got the "link failed Function not implemented".

If you find andy way to make it working i would like to try i on my Acer as well.

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Guest Matchstick
Hi,

i tried the same on the Acer Icona A500.

I tried "ln -s /mnt/external_sd /mnt/sdcard/micro" but i also got the "link failed Function not implemented".

If you find andy way to make it working i would like to try i on my Acer as well.

I'm no linux expert but is it ever possible to create a symlink to a FAT32 formatted disk ?

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Guest korora
if you add an additional mini-sd card, it's a bit useless as most programs cannot see it.

Is it possible to create a (symbolic?) link to this directory, somewhere in the existing /mnt/sdcard directory, so that this new card can be accessed and used for storing music/pictures etc?

Have you tried "bind" mounting?

Doesn't wok for me as I have a stock (unrooted) transformer...

cd /mnt/sdcard

mkdir fssd

mount -o bind /Removable/SD /mnt/sdcard/fssd

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Guest korora
if you add an additional mini-sd card, it's a bit useless as most programs cannot see it.

BTW

I have a support case open with Asus on this.

I'll keep "yous fullas and fullesses" informed.

Remember to raise a bug with Asus on this. The more people that complain, the greater the chance they will do something about it.

To get passed first level support, ask to talk to a 2nd or 3rd level tech. If that doesn't work, ask for a supervisor. (They will call you back)

Do NOT lose your temper. Be polite, and they will try to help.

Asus UK support number

+44 (0) 870 1208 340

Calls cost 8p per/min

ask mummy first ;-)

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Guest mitchelln
Have you tried "bind" mounting?

Doesn't wok for me as I have a stock (unrooted) transformer...

cd /mnt/sdcard

mkdir fssd

mount -o bind /Removable/SD /mnt/sdcard/fssd

This works greaon my rooted Transformer! Thanks for the tip :)

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Guest ratindahat
Have you tried "bind" mounting?

Doesn't wok for me as I have a stock (unrooted) transformer...

cd /mnt/sdcard

mkdir fssd

mount -o bind /Removable/SD /mnt/sdcard/fssd

Worked like a champ for me as well. Thanks. :)

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