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Old 01-15-2011, 10:19 AM   #1
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1GB USB mp3 player problem after installing puppy linux


Hello everybody,

I'll get straight to the point.

I have a small portable mp3 player (Crypto um360, 1GB) which also functions as any regular usb stick.

A few days ago, I installed the latest version of puppy linux on it (5.2) and used it (I used the mp3 player as a USB stick to run a live usb version of puppy linux).

After doing what I had to do on puppy, I format the mp3 player, in order to listen to music again! However, the mp3 player itself says that there are no files on it, when I want to listen to music! In other words, it works fine as a usb stick, the radio on it works fine, the record function is fine, all is fine apart from listening to mp3's (it shows me a message saying "no files")!

I formated the mp3 player in every possible way: windows 7 (acronis disk director), ubuntu (gparted) and puppy linux (gparted), and I tried both ntfs and FAT32 and FAT16 filesystem on every partition editor mentionned above. Interesting is the fact that windows' own disk management wouldn't format it (it would do nothing) nor did right click > format work (it just said it couldn't format it).

Thanks in advance for your help,

Alex

P.S. Dunno if it helps, but my laptop is dual-booting windows 7 home edition 64bit and ubuntu 10.10 32bit with a 2.6.35-24-generic kernel.

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Old 01-15-2011, 11:21 AM   #2
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Old 01-15-2011, 01:30 PM   #3
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Cheers xandercage17, I'll give it a try and let you know.

BTW are you Polish? I visited Poland 6 years ago, what an amazing country! The countryside and the forest were awe-inspiring, not to mention the food! Man, you brought back memories...
 
Old 01-15-2011, 01:59 PM   #4
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Are you sure your player didn't store any special files on the drive that the player needed to operate? Possibly hidden?
 
Old 01-15-2011, 02:26 PM   #5
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SOLVED! I found the solution. The puppy linux had created an extended logical partition in the mp3player, and inside that partition was another partition, which was probably what I was formattind earlier. So, the mp3 player was probably reading the extended partition, and not the partition inside it. I dunno how I didn't see that earlier in GParted, but I finally saw that damn extended partition in ubuntu's disk management, and deleted it. I then went into windows and formatted it again with a FAT32 system, and everything worked. Thanks for your help guys and girls!
 
  


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