Using MicroSD for storage

I have my BBB up and running using Ubuntu headless. I inserted a new 32gb micro sd card into the micro sd card slot and it seems that the BBB does not know what to do with it. It simply views it as mmcblk0. I want to be able to use the card as extra storage.

I inputted "shutdown -h now’ via the command line (ssh), shutdown the computer, inserted the micro sd card in the slot, turned on the BBB and all the card saw was mmcblk0 when looking at partitions. Is there something else I must do to have my BBB be able to use this micro sd card? I even put the micro sd card in an adapter and put the adapter into a three port usb hub and still my BBB only saw it as mmcblk0.

Did you create a partition on it?

Sounds like it's blank, typing "lsblk" would prove that pretty quickly..

Regards,

Robert,
Thanks for the lsblk command I get the following:

NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
mmcblk0boot0 179:8 0 2M 1 disk
mmcblk0boot1 179:16 0 2M 1 disk
mmcblk0 179:0 0 3.6G 0 disk
ââmmcblk0p1 179:1 0 96M 0 part
ââmmcblk0p2 179:2 0 3.5G 0 part /
mmcblk1 179:24 0 29.7G 0 disk
ââmmcblk1p1 179:25 0 29.7G 0 part

My microsd car is 32gb so it must be the mmcblk1 and the mmcblk1p1 (29.7G).

Then you inserted it after it booted..

make sure to use it's uuid when you edit /etc/fstab

It'll save much pain when it swaps between /dev/mmcblk0 <-> /dev/mmcblk1

voodoo@a5-imx6q-wandboard-2gb:~$ ls -lh /dev/disk/by-uuid/
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 31 1969
3e65ad1d-2793-41fa-89a6-c469caafd18b -> ../../sda5
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 31 1969
7689eb16-0711-415a-9319-454af0e90eea -> ../../sda6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Dec 31 1969
76efe224-3292-4f34-8f4c-8b161c438f18 -> ../../mmcblk0p1

Regards,

I may be getting close?

I did the following:

joseb@beagle:~$ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/mmcblk1p1 /media/external -o uid=1001,gid=1001,utf8,dmask=0022,fmask=137

And now get the following.

NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
mmcblk0boot0 179:8 0 2M 1 disk
mmcblk0boot1 179:16 0 2M 1 disk
mmcblk0 179:0 0 3.6G 0 disk
mmcblk0p1 179:1 0 96M 0 part
mmcblk0p2 179:2 0 3.5G 0 part /
mmcblk1 179:24 0 29.7G 0 disk
mmcblk1p1 179:25 0 29.7G 0 part /media/external