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Old 12-17-2006, 08:38 AM   #1
ch485de
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Amarok - can I play MP3 from an XP FAT drive?


I'm just trying to organise my MP3 files and have several GB on an existing XP FAT32 partition. It would make sense to leave them where they are and add them to 'my collection' in Amarok. However I can't find how to make this happen. Any ideas?
 
Old 12-17-2006, 12:00 PM   #2
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Hi,

You need to mount the FAT partition first.

mount -t fat /dev/hdXX /mnt/mountpointhere

This may help.

http://edge-op.org/grouch/mountfat.html
 
Old 12-17-2006, 12:24 PM   #3
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Correction:

Quote:
mount -t fat /dev/hdXX /mnt/mountpointhere
With

Code:
mount -t vfat /dev/hdXX /mnt/mountpointhere
Mounting explicitly with vfat will avoid the 8.3 name concatenation
that can be found when mount interprets the file allocation table as fat16 rather than fat32
 
Old 12-17-2006, 12:28 PM   #4
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Ooops, missed my v. Thanks for the correction.
 
Old 12-17-2006, 04:41 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help. I read the link and ran fdisk which showed hda4. So I entered the following:

[root@localhost ~]# mount -t vfat /dev/hda4 /mnt/home/dms05
mount: mount point /mnt/home/dms05 does not exist

However /home/dms05 does exist. What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 12-17-2006, 04:48 PM   #6
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Ok, solved it! /mnt/acerdata worked!

Many many thanks.
 
  


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