Post by john connolly Post by Mike Keithley
I am trying to det file access to mn Android tablet. It's running
Lollipop. I'm using slackware 14.2 64-bit.
When I connect the tablet to USB, I see the manufacturer and serial number.
I'm expecting a SCSI drive I can mount into the system--nothing.
What do I do to get filesystem access?
Thank you very much.
This may be off the subject but I would like some help with it. I can
get to the files in my phone from my pc all right but, in order to get
more storage space on my phone I installed an sd card and the os doesn't
recognize it. I went on line and got directions for how to 'root' my
phone but I could never make it work. If anyone has an idea about this I
would appreciate it. FWF the phone is a zte with an older android os.
Do you have a USB card reader that will work with your SD card? If so,
then use it to determine the SD card's file system TYPE.
You can learn TYPE by use of the blkid command. First use lsbk to
learn the device NAME, for example it might be
There is much output generated by lsblk, but if you try it with and
without the the SD card in the USB card reader then you can discover
which device corresponds to your SD card.
Then use (as root)
to learn the TYPE. For example
blkid /dev/sdd1 on my computer outputs
/dev/sdd1: LABEL="180824aa1Drive" UUID="12aa5390-0c51-4351-809b-39a588ea9705" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="c3072e18-01"
The TYPE is ext4.
The reason I'm interested in the TYPE is that some TYPEs will not work
in the Android. See this article:
There are other possible reasons for failure, but if you do the above
and report back, that will be a good start.