Re: [NTLK] 16MB linear flash card problems

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Thu Mar 14 2002 - 12:20:49 EST

On 14/03/02 12:19, "Jos=E9 Luis Moro" <> wrote:

> I was trying to erase my 16 MB flash card in order to defragment using th=
> card dialog ("erase"), but the Newt broke down and restarted each time I
> tried. Trying to erase the contents manually I started with the packages =
> d
> deleted all except DatesB(Jobs) or something alike, which could not be
> flattened (Newt broke down).
> Afterwards I ejected the card and tried to start without it, which worked=
> But ... now I cannot activate the card, because each time I insert it, th=
> Newt freezes trying to activate the first package. I could find no way to
> circumvent it.
> Can anyone of you geeks help me??

Did you check the FAQ? I thought there was a mention on how to possibly wor=
around this problem.

Anyway, open the Prefs, then insert your card. You should be prompted to
confirm the card erasure without the Newton trying to load anything on it.

Laurent Daudelin Developer, Multifamily, ESO, Fannie Mae Washington, DC, USA
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programmer relies on the computer's processing power instead of using his o=
her own intelligence to simplify the problem, often ignoring problems of
scale and applying naive methods suited to small problems directly to large
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brute-force programs are written in a heavyhanded, tedious way, full of
repetition and devoid of any elegance or useful abstraction (see also brute
force and ignorance).=20

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