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Old 05-01-2004, 01:44 PM   #1
Wynd
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USB drive - cannot mount


I have a 10GB Archos MP3 player that I am trying to use as a USB drive. When I plug it in, "kernel: hub.c: new USB device 00:02.0-2, assigned address 8" is printed to /var/log/messages so I know it sees it. However, fdisk -l just pauses for about two minutes and comes up with only my hda partitions. I tried mounting it (mount -t auto /dev/sda1 /mnt/mp3) and it says: /dev/sda1: Input/output error. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
 
Old 05-01-2004, 01:49 PM   #2
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Do you have usb mass storage and generic scsi support in your kernel or as loaded modules? Also check the output from "dmesg" when the drive is plugged in.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 06:58 PM   #3
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The site http://bjorn.haxx.se/isd200/ has some information about drivers. See also http://rockbox.haxx.se/ for related projects.

I haven't used any of this - just sounded like an interesting gadget.
 
  


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