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Old 10-14-2005, 08:35 AM   #1
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usb mp3 player


i'm trying to mount my usb player, but not sure how to.
I've recently installed fefora fc4, and according to the documentation, hotplug is supposed to recognize it, but it doesn't seem to do it.
I'm very new at this, but so far i've found that linux recognizes it under system devices, as USB 2.0(FS) Flash Disk.

How can i get it to display the files?
any help will be greatly appreciated
 
Old 10-14-2005, 12:50 PM   #2
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What kind of player is it? If it's an IRiver you have to do FTP to transfer the files back and forth.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 02:04 PM   #3
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it's an Ergotech ET-U2112CFP DeeJay mp3 player, if it means anything to you...
can you tell me how i can use ftp for that kind of player?

Last edited by trawler; 10-14-2005 at 02:11 PM.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 04:41 PM   #4
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edit /etc/fstab and add

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb1 vfat user,umask=000 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb2 vfat user,umask=000 0 0

then create directory /mnt/usb1 and /mnt/usb2

and then issue mount -t vfat /mnt/usb1

all the above as root :-)
 
Old 10-14-2005, 05:08 PM   #5
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this is what i got when i tried to mount -

mount: special device /dev/sda1 does not exist
mount: special device /dev/sdb1 does not exist
 
Old 10-14-2005, 05:19 PM   #6
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it's possible that your usb system is not even seeing your mp3 player. Do you have any other usb devices working?

What is the output of these commands (as root and with the mp3 player plugged into USB)
Code:
lsmod cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
What happens when you try
Code:
modprobe usb_storage
If it comes back with no errors then try the previous posts mount suggestions again.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 05:24 PM   #7
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i got no visible outcome on both commands.

it can't be that my usb's aren't working, because i have a microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse, both connected via usb.

trying the mount again didn't help...

i tried just "lsmod" and got this -
usb_storage 75913 1
scsi_mod 137897 2 sd_mod,usb_storage

possibly that's my mp3 player... but how do i mount that?

Last edited by trawler; 10-14-2005 at 05:29 PM.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 05:56 PM   #8
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i used dmesg | less to find out it was under dev/sda
it's mounted and working perfectly

thanx for the help
 
  


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