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I'am running Fedora 2 with the latest kernel update installed ( 2.6.6-1.435 ). Then when I plug in a Ipod mini (usb2) there is created a folder /mnt/ipod and an icon in "computer:///" (nautilus), but when i'm trying to mount the device, then that is not posible. If I try manualy to mount the device as root with eg. : "mount -t vfat /dev/sda2 /ipod" or "mount -t auto /dev/sad2 /ipod" I get the following message :
"mount: /dev/sda2: can't read superblock". I'm not able to open or list /dev/sda with fdisk either. I'm pretty sure that the ipod mini is formated with vfat/fat32 (I can use it in windows) and that the partision i'm looking for is /dev/sda2. Here is the good(or bad part) part I have this Linspire Live EVAL cd. where you can boot up and run Linspire without installing it, and here everything work fine. I belive that is running Kernel 2.4.?. In Fedora 2 I'm able to use any other usb devices that I have tried. eg. a flash drive.
Is this some kernel error in the new kernel or am I missing something.
I'am using the usb cable for the ipod mini, not the firewire. - have not tried that(the plugs don't fit).
Is it posible that the Ipod mini is using some firewire protocol ower usb2 and there isn't firewire suport in the Fedora 2 kernel ?
Please help I realy want this to work and I realy like The Fedora 2.
Try running ls -l /dev/sd* to see if it shows any partitions (you should get something if the kernel can see the partitions). When my friend tried hooking up his ipod (not a mini) to my computer, I know I had to modprobe a couple of extra modules in order to see any partitions. You mention that it works with the Linspire Live EVAL cd. Boot up with that and plug in the ipod. Then run lsmod and jot down all the modules it lists. Reboot and do the same with Fedora. If any modules are missing, modprobe them and then run ls -l /dev/sd* to see the partitions show up.
that ls -l /dev/sd* or ls -l /dev/sda dosn't come up with anything.
I made in lindows with lsmod, and then tried modprob almost every module in Fedora but with no luck. some modules were not perssent. I don't know if there are in the kernel or if i need them. Does anyone knows what "slamr" and "coop" is and if they might have any importance.
No mather what i just get :
/dev/sda2: Input/output error
mount: /dev/sda2: can't read superblock
when trying to mount the ipod mini.
I will just get the output of : cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
have to reebot in the Lindows Live CD. It once deleted every thing on my linux partision :-0. So now I remove the hardisk. ( Lindows?=Windows ).
I don't think it's compiled into the kernel by default. It should be in /lib/modules/your_kernel_version/kernel/drivers/usb/core. Just run modprobe usbcore to load it. You probably don't need the ide-scsi module (but you could modprobe it, too, just in case). If all those modules are included in the kernel, I'm not too sure why the /dev/sd* links aren't showing up.
The ide-scsi.ko or o file is keeped in /lib/modules/"kernel version"/drivers/scsi and that were it is but if you type modprobe ide-scsi and then it should load this in to memory and the command to check it is lsmod
I can't find the usbcore anywhere. I made a new kernel 2.6.7 with every usb & scsi thing enabled er as a mod. and it still wont work. It may be some kernel patch this usbcore. Anyway now I have returned the IPod. Trere were several things that annoyed me about it:
1) I don't like the idea that I have to use a program in order to transfer music to it (iTunes or other).
2) Then I didn't find iTunes to be were corporationel with other programs. Like I have a mp3 collection and i use one program for playing the songs, one program to manage the id-tags, and so on. and it all works great, but now because I have bought a (Walkman) I fell that i have to use that iTunes to do every thing. Fx. if I changed the id-tags with another program it was very difficult to get it all synced again - iTunes + Ipod.
3) I wasn't even able to by music online because I don't have an American, German of French credit card.
4) It didn't work in Linux.
5) If it worked in Linux then the programs to sync it with didn't look all that great.
6) It could not play music while plugged in to the usb. - know that the normal IPod can.
7) if(6) then It would have nice, if you could control it from the computer thou the usb.
8) I found it a bit difficult to control the IPod mini with one hand.