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Old 08-16-2003, 01:49 PM   #1
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USB Mp3 Player

I'm new to Linux and running Mandrake 9.0 I'm trying to get all my hardware set up. But I don't fully understand how to setup my Mp3 player. From what I've found on the internet it's a RCA Lyra with 128mb. Other people have set theres up as "usb-storage" and I also found someone use "vfat", I understand these options but I don't know how to mount it.

I've tried:
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbkey

(usbkey being a dir I made to store the files)

when I do that I get "mount: special device /dev/sda1 does not exist"

I'm not sure what I need to be mounting, I'm not fimilur with the hole mounting procedures and stuff, if any one has any suggestions of websites too look at that would really help too.

Old 08-16-2003, 03:02 PM   #2
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What does /sbin/lsusb say?
What does dmesg say?
What does /sbin/lsmod say?
Do you have a line of usbdevfs in /etc/mtab?
Is sd_mod loading when you type /sbin/lsmod?
What does cat /proc/filesystem lists?
Old 08-19-2003, 09:28 AM   #3
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Like I said I'm new to Linux so I don't know what I'm sending you but here is the info you requested. All but the /sbin/lsusb because that file doesn't exist.(Should it????)
Could you tell me what these files are and what I can get from them?

Here is the "dmesg":

inux version 2.4.19-16mdk ( (gcc version 3.2 (Mandrake Linux 9.0 3.2-1mdk)) #1 Fri Sep 20 18:15:05 CEST 2002
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f800 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009f800 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000e6800 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000007ff0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 0000000007ff0000 - 0000000007fffc00 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 0000000007fffc00 - 0000000008000000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fff80000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
127MB LOWMEM available.
Advanced speculative caching feature not present
On node 0 totalpages: 32752
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 28656 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
BIOS strings suggest APM bugs, disabling power status reporting.
Dell Inspiron with broken BIOS detected. Refusing to enable the local APIC.
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=306 quiet devfs=mount
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 746.767 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 1490.94 BogoMIPS
Memory: 127028k/131008k available (1176k kernel code, 3592k reserved, 444k data, 136k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
CPU: Before vendor init, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000, vendor = 0
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 256K
CPU: After vendor init, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: After generic, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) stepping 06
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd9ae, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX [8086/7110] at 00:07.0
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:04.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:04.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 01:00.0
PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 4 of device 00:07.1
Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16)
Starting kswapd
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.5.0 initialized
devfs: v1.12a (20020514) Richard Gooch (
devfs: boot_options: 0x1
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xf8000000, mapped to 0xc8800000, size 16384k
vesafb: mode is 800x600x16, linelength=1600, pages=16
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:6122
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
Looking for splash picture.... found (800x600, 30412 bytes).
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80x16
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 39
PIIX4: chipset revision 1
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0x1090-0x1097, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0x1098-0x109f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddio
hda: HITACHI_DK23BA-10, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: 19640880 sectors (10056 MB) w/512KiB Cache, CHS=1299/240/63, UDMA(33)
Partition check:
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 < p5 p6 >
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 32000K size 1024 blocksize
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 16384)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 121k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Mounted devfs on /dev
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Mounted devfs on /dev
Freeing unused kernel memory: 136k freed
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 18:49:04 Sep 20 2002
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:07.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 00:08.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 00:10.0
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x1060, IRQ 5
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
usbdevfs: remount parameter error
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.17, 10 Jan 2002 on ide0(3,6), internal journal
Adding Swap: 241880k swap-space (priority -1)
MSDOS FS: IO charset iso8859-1
MSDOS FS: Using codepage 850
CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California
PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
Linux Kernel Card Services Kernel Version
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:04.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:04.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 01:00.0
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:04.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:04.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 01:00.0
Yenta IRQ list 0698, PCI irq11
Socket status: 30000006
Yenta IRQ list 0698, PCI irq11
Socket status: 30000010
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x378-0x37f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
eth0: NE2000 Compatible: io 0x300, irq 3, hw_addr 00:E0:98:8D:BC:8B
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:08.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 00:07.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 00:10.0
maestro: Configuring ESS Maestro 2E found at IO 0x1400 IRQ 5
maestro: subvendor id: 0x00cc1028
maestro: PCI power management capability: 0x7622
maestro: AC97 Codec detected: v: 0x83847609 caps: 0x6940 pwr: 0xf
maestro: 1 channels configured.
maestro: version 0.15 time 18:46:20 Sep 20 2002
inserting floppy driver for 2.4.19-16mdk
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
hdc: Disabling (U)DMA for SAMSUNG CD-ROM SN-124
hdc: ATAPI 24X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport0: irq 7 detected
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
hub.c: USB new device connect on bus1/1, assigned device number 2
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x69b/0x3007) is not claimed by any active driver.

[root@uccs jason]# /sbin/lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
lp 6720 0
parport_pc 21672 1
parport 23936 1 [lp parport_pc]
sg 31276 0 (autoclean) (unused)
st 26740 0 (autoclean) (unused)
sr_mod 15096 0 (autoclean) (unused)
sd_mod 11788 0 (autoclean) (unused)
scsi_mod 90372 4 (autoclean) [sg st sr_mod sd_mod]
ide-cd 28712 0 (autoclean)
cdrom 26848 0 (autoclean) [sr_mod ide-cd]
floppy 49340 0 (autoclean)
maestro 27976 0
soundcore 3780 0 [maestro]
pcnet_cs 10880 1
8390 6192 0 [pcnet_cs]
ds 6828 2 [pcnet_cs]
yenta_socket 9728 2
pcmcia_core 42272 0 [pcnet_cs ds yenta_socket]
ppp_async 7456 0 (unused)
ppp_generic 20064 0 [ppp_async]
slhc 5072 0 [ppp_generic]
af_packet 13000 0 (autoclean)
nls_iso8859-1 2844 1 (autoclean)
nls_cp850 3580 1 (autoclean)
vfat 9588 1 (autoclean)
fat 31864 0 (autoclean) [vfat]
supermount 14340 2 (autoclean)
usb-uhci 21676 0 (unused)
usbcore 58304 1 [usb-uhci]
rtc 6560 0 (autoclean)
ext3 74004 1
jbd 38452 1 [ext3]

[root@uccs jason]# more /etc/mtab
/dev/hda6 / ext3 rw,noatime 0 0
none /proc proc rw 0 0
none /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs rw 0 0
none /dev devfs rw 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts rw,mode=0620 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom supermount ro,dev=/dev/hdc,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepa
ge=850,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount rw,sync,dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,
codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat rw,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0

[root@uccs jason]# cat /proc/filesystems
nodev rootfs
nodev bdev
nodev proc
nodev sockfs
nodev tmpfs
nodev shm
nodev pipefs
nodev ramfs
nodev devfs
nodev devpts
nodev usbdevfs
nodev usbfs
nodev supermount

Hope this helps, but right now most of it is beyond me, but I want to learn.



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