Greetings all. I recently bought a Tech 2 that came with a GM NAO 32MB card. There's a post here from a couple of years ago with the contents of a Saab 32MB card.
I was able to use Hex Workshop to read the GM card and save the contents as a .bin file, but I am unable to overwrite the GM card with the Saab .bin file. Hex Workshop alerts me if the "write protect" switch on the card is set to prevent saving changes to the card. When the switch is set to allow writing, Hex Workshop "thinks" it is saving changes to the card (no error, warning, alert, etc.) but data on the card remains unchanged. I have worked on this long enough to determine that either a problem with the "generic" PCMCIA device driver, or a problem with the hardware interface is preventing me from writing to the card. I even played with "dd" from the command line with similar results. Perhaps it is because of the "linear" nature of the flash memory on the card. This all under Windows XP.
Can anyone give me a hint on what I need to get XP to write to the card before I start fooling around with some older distribution of Linux (for which there seem to exist linear PCMCIA flash drivers) ?