I did the 'lsusb' before and after plugging in the reader, it was seen by this command!! the output of lsusb just plugging is is here:
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0bc2:3300 Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 152d:2329 JMicron Technology Corp. / JMicron USA Technology Corp. JM20329 SATA Bridge
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Card Reader/Writer
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:0840 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express
For info, I have 2 usb drives, (Seagate and SATA bridge) also a web cam. The reader is Alcor Micro corp......
I did a power down and reboot with it connected and the output was the same, just a different order. (with and without the SD card plugged in)
In another OS, the reader shows up as 4 different drives.
One thing I should possibly mention is that the SD card is brand new, not used so whether it is unformatted im not sure....(ready for my raspberry)
Thanks for the quick reply.