Micro sd card not recognized as extra storage?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 build from here:


and followed the instructions to set up the micro SD card as extra storage space, here:


Now, I’m rather new to linux commands and new to the BBB. I may have misunderstood what I’ve been reading, but when I use the command df I get:

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/mmcblk1p2 1738184 1176724 471496 72% /
none 4 0 4 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev 252148 4 252144 1% /dev
tmpfs 50756 232 50524 1% /run
none 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock
none 253760 0 253760 0% /run/shm
none 102400 0 102400 0% /run/user
/dev/mmcblk1p1 72098 19742 52356 28% /boot/uboot

If I understand correctly, the micro SD card is mmcblk0p1 and it isn’t listed here. I’d like to set it up so the micro SD card is extra space that I can store and run programs on, not just store files, which I think is what this is saying as df shows the file system disk usage. I can’t even figure out how to get to the micro SD card though I know it’s there. The command fdisk -l shows mmcblk0p1 with the correct partitions of my micro SD card.

Any help is appreciated.


$sudo fdisk -l

That is lower case L or “el”. Be very careful how else you run fdisk, as a newb you could accidentally wipe your media.

Also those instructions are whack. Not very clear . . .

I used a lower case L.

“Also those instructions are whack. Not very clear…”

Are you referring to the instructions I followed that I have linked, or what I described as the problem I am facing?

They are actually not even needed.. Since your running my ubuntu
image, just insert the card, hotplug should work and you should see it
via "lsblk"..



^^^ those instructions are whack. The person who wrote that should have their posting capability taken away. I mean if you guess at what the person is talking about, and know a bit about the procedure, then yeah I guess those instructions could work.

However . . .

"These instructions are meant to be executed in Angstrom’s GUI on your BeagleBone Black.

  1. Using a USB adapter, insert the microSD into a USB hub on your BeagleBone Black (along with a mouse and keyboard)"

Uh . . . riiiiight.

Anyway, like Robert says you can use lsblk, blkid, fdisk, and possibly a few other tools to locate your extra disk space.