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Yes, SmartMedia cards are IDE devices 

Forum: PCMCIA Memory Device Issues
Re: Question: SmartMedia flash memory as ide device? (Richard K. Belew)
Date: 1999, Nov 04
From: David Hinds <dhinds@pcmcia.sourceforge.org>

On Wed, Nov 03, 1999 at 04:26:40PM -0800, Richard K. Belew wrote:
> i'm trying to read (Fujifilm DX-10) digital camera images
> from its SmartMedia card, via a PCMCIA adapter from Viking.
> cardmgr recognizes seems to recognize the insertion
> and think it's an ide device.   

That's because SmartMedia cards are IDE devices.  I'll clarify this in
the HOWTO.

> i don't know what the missing ide_info means?

Don't worry about it.  You should just be able to mount /dev/hde, with
a command like:

    mount -t msdos /dev/hde /mnt

As for why you have trouble copying the files to your hard disk even
under Windows, I'm afraid I don't have any good ideas about that.
There is no such thing as an end-of-file mark in a Linux file, as far
as I know.  It isn't really a Linux PCMCIA issue.

-- Dave

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