8 gb microsd card with beagle-board

Hi guys,
I searched the group and find out that people are using 8 gb micro-sd card. but when I moved on from 4gb to 8gb memory card ( with the same dual boot formatting ), and plugged in the 5V-1 Amp charger, I got some garbage characters on the screen and nothing else. Is there any one who has faced similar problem in using 8gb memory card?
My 8gb memory card has no information about the class. But I tested reading/writing on the card and it was giving similar performance as 4 gb memory card ( 4gb mem card was working on bb ).
I am using bb-xm Rev C. Is it the problem of class, since on site ( http://specialcomp.com/beagleboard/xm.htm ), I found a 8gb memory card of class 10.

Hey Peeyush,
I hope you calculated number of cylinders right for 8GB card. If so, I don’t think its problem with card. Please check the all image and other files you boot in right order. I had this problem when I used old Ang image 2009 on BB XM REV C…

Thanks & Regards,
Avadhut
" The Will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you."

yes I calculated it properly.
When I typed fdisk /dev/sdb it was showing :
Disk /dev/sdb: 7948 MB, 7948206080 bytes
245 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1021 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15190 * 512 = 7777280 bytes
so 245621021*512 = 7948206080 bytes, This is before making dual boot partitioning sd card. Do I still need to check cylinders on each partition? It should be right. And I also followed the order as put MLO first then u-boot.bin then others ( uImage and uInitrd ).
Kindly let me know if anything coming in your mind.

Thanks.

Hi Peeyush,
I don’t know what you missing exactly.But I have Set up 8GB Micro Sd card using Narcissus online image builder and its working fine.
Did you format your card with FAT instead of NTFS using HP format tool ?
I just followed these links
http://narcissus.angstrom-distribution.org/
http://treyweaver.blogspot.com/2010/10/installing-angstrom-on-beagleboard-xm.html

I hope this will work for you.

Thanks & Regards,
Avadhut
" The Will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you."

okay thanks… just let me know the class number and company of your micro sd card. I will buy the same one.

I bought from http://specialcomp.com/beagleboard/xm.htm . Its Transcend 8GB Class 10 MicroSDHC Raw (Blank).
I think you bought the same. So Card won’t be the issue.
memory card

Thanks & Regards,
Avadhut
" The Will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you."

Thanks for your help.
I will give one more try to my 8GB memory card. If it won’t work then I will order this one.
Any idea if this card will be compatible with other devices like mobile phones or cameras ?
because someone has measured the performance across all the class of micro sd card and sometimes other performed as good as class 10.
Also would it be better to buy 16gb than 8gb for future perspective and would that 16gb card work with beagleboard ?

Thanks
Peeyush Agrawal.

Yes, this card is compatible with Cell Phones. I don’t think there will be any problem to buy 16 GB.

Thanks & Regards,
Avadhut
" The Will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you."