SD fails spectacularly and unpredictably when a SIM card is used

Nicola Mfb nicola.mfb at
Sun Mar 15 23:58:51 CET 2009

2009/3/14 Enrico Zini <enrico at>

> Hello,
> everything works fine if I use the FreeRunner as a PDA, without a SIM
> card.  However, if I put the SIM card in it, sometimes and unpredictably
> the whole SD subsystem fails and I get I/O errors on any activity.
> Several months ago I used to get filesystem corruption as well, but that
> seems to have improved over time.
> [...]

> Among the public was another FreeRunner owner who also boots from SD and
> reported that he is occasionally experiencing the same problem.
> Ciao,
> Enrico

I'm experiencing the same here.
May you post vendor/model of your SD card and the GSM operator?

Ciao :)

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