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tonygoodchild tonygoodchild is offline
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Default Disable the SD? - 12-18-2008, 12:49 PM

Does anyone know if it is possible for me to disable the SD drivers in OS X?

It would be useful for me to use the SD when the drivers are working and I can leave my SDHC card in the slot. Currently I use it in Windows but when I boot into OS X it pretty much cripples the machine for some reason (I thought my OS install was knackered then saw another post that mentioned removing the SD card and it was fine again).

So I want to completely disable it in OS X for now but no idea on how to do it. Any ideas?

I do of course realise I could unplug it when I use OS X but believe me that just means I will lose it :lol:

Dell Mini 9. 2GB RAM. 64GB Runcore SSD. 32GB SDHC. Novatel 3G WWAN.
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Default Re: Disable the SD? - 12-18-2008, 03:13 PM

This should do it (in terminal):

# sudo su -
# mkdir /Volumes/EFI
# mount_hfs /dev/disk0s1 /Volumes/EFI
# mkdir /Backup
# mv /Volumes/EFI/IOSDHCIBlockDevice.kext /Backup
# /Volumes/EFI/
# umount /Volumes/EFI
# reboot
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Default Re: Disable the SD? - 12-18-2008, 04:48 PM

I agree, that will take care of it for you.

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