community Digest, Vol 102, Issue 16

Matthew Lane malane at
Wed Oct 22 03:44:27 CEST 2008

Sarton O'Brien wrote:
> On Wednesday 22 October 2008 07:07:14 Matthew Lane wrote:
>> No, I have not tried the 512mb card (it's at home and I'm at college).  
>> I'm not sure how to do what you're talking about arne, but you're
>> suggesting that I can install a base system and put Debian on that?  Can
>> you point me in the correct direction?
>> Also, my 8gb uSDHC card works
> That's debatable :) ... I have tried various cards and have installed debian 
> successfully and unsuccessfully based on the card I use.
> I now only use 2GB cards and below as they don't seem to suffer from the 
> issues > 4GB seems to present.
> IMO try a smaller card before you consider alternative install methods, 
> otherwise you might end up like me, with debian installed but randomness 
> occurring. Also don't believe everything the FR reports, use a bit of trial 
> and error, especially with uSD cards.
> Sarton
Sounds good, thanks.  Do you have a suggestion on a 2GB card?  I found a 
cheap (~$4) Kingston card on NewEgg, do you think that'll be fine? 


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