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Old 02-06-2010, 12:01 PM   #1
diandoo
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IPod wont mount Dbus Error


Until recently I had an ipod 4th gen nano working well. Now, when ever I try to mount it I get the following error

Unable to mount
DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.NotFound: The given volume was not found

The Ipod will charge and appears as "connected." I have tried manually mounting it to no avail.

I run Ubuntu Karmic (9.10) on a Fujitsu Laptop.

When I plug the Ipod in and type "mount" into the terminal this is what I get:

/dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/diandoo/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=diandoo)

I don't know what the problem is and this is very frustrating.

Can anyone help?
 
Old 02-06-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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Have you tried connecting the iPod to another computer to make sure it's not the problem? Also, look in /dev and see if any new devices show up when you plug it in. It usually will be /dev/sda or /dev/sdb. If it does show up, try typing "mount /dev/sdX1 /media/mount/" where X is a or b (or even c or d). You will have to make the folder /media/mount/ if it isn't there.
 
Old 02-06-2010, 11:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying. The manual mount didn't work. I guess the next step is to try and reformat it. I could probably find one of the billions of PC users out there to let me on their machine.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 09:49 AM   #4
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What errors does it give you? If the iPod is formatted in HFS+ (Apple's filesystem) then you might have to install a driver. Did you have it working on this machine at some time? And did you make any major changes to it?
 
Old 02-07-2010, 11:18 PM   #5
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The only error message I get is the dbus error i quoted above telling me it wont mount.
I formatted it initially with a windows machine and it's been working fine for over a year with my ubuntu machine. After plugging it into my roommate's Mac today, it was recognized but corrupt. I didn't want to initialize it in a Mac because my understanding is that the FAT format works better/is easier with Linux.
Oddly, most of my friends use Mac but I'm going to try and find a PC to reformat it and see if that helps. If not, I suppose I'll have to dig deeper.
I've done some research and as far as I can tell there isn't a way to reformat a corrupt Ipod without the touch of itunes. If you know of a place I could look, I'd appreciate it. I do hate to use that program...
Thanks for the response.
 
Old 02-08-2010, 08:37 AM   #6
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You'd probably better use Apple's software to reformat it, or else its possible the iPod wouldn't be set up correctly. I could be wrong about this though.
 
  


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