Unable to 'mount' and use my itouch 8Gig device. I use Ubuntu 9.10 s/w
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Where are the sdc0 and other disk names derived from
I guess my problem is (amongst others) that I do not know where the name sdc0 is derived. I copied that name from advice given on another forum.
The puter is (of course) scratching its head.
Plugging in and unplugging the device gives the readout that follows.
Jan 7 14:18:28 jh-desktop kernel: [ 570.488570] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
Jan 7 14:18:28 jh-desktop kernel: [ 570.625069] usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 3 choices
Jan 7 14:25:23 jh-desktop kernel: [ 985.807889] usb 1-1: USB disconnect, address 3
I suspect that until I can resolve the correct naming of the device in 'fstab', I'm not going to get very far.
BTW, I am able to 'ping'it ok.
Last edited by stotfoldian; 01-07-2010 at 09:01 AM.
Reason: Forgot to mention pinging device
run `fdisk -l` before and after you plug it in.
If it detects the device as a block device, it will tell you.
/dev/sdc = the device, /dev/sdc1 = the first partition on the device.
But you have know way of knowing whether it will be sdc or sdb or sdd as it depends on how many other devices of that type are in your system.
That is why you are getting your initial message then - because it isn't a block device. I dont have this device, but some quick searches indicate it needs fuse and bunch of other stuff. you may have already installed it (you mentioned it in your 1st post), but you mentioned something broke and stopped working. Do you recall editing /etc/fuse.conf? Are those settings still in effect? You may have to go back to those settings and check. I found this which looks like it might be complete http://www.ghacks.net/2009/12/20/syn...ch-with-linux/ but I really cant try it for myself.
I can now mount my iTouch and transfer files using gtkpod. This was achieved by loading and running Sun Virtualbox. Win XP was installed to the Virtualbox then iTunes loaded onto Win XP. This worked fine but slow.
I then discovered that I didn't need to run the Virtualbox anymore to get my iTouch to mount. I guess some files loaded as a result of the Virtualbox installation have taken care of that.
Now I just issue the command "ipod-touch-mount" into the CLI then give the SSH password. The iTouch mounts and I can access it through gtkpod.
With every "upside" there is a "downside" however !
I am now unable to mount my cdroms. This kind of negates the reason why I wanted to connect the iTouch to this machine in the first place.
There must be a way that I can get the cdrom drives to mount as well as the iTouch.
Is the CDROM problem just happening with the iTouch is mounted, or does it happen all the time now as a result of the changes that make iTouch work. Do you recall what the CDROM device name was? Can you provide any syslog output (like from the "dmesg" command) when the CDROM is attached, if it is an attached device? Or is the CDROM a permanently attached device? By "unable to mount" CDROMs, does this include manually doing the "mount" command as root?
The cdrom problem was permanent. No matter what I did or what I called it (even renaming it to its original state) nothing worked.
It was time for a rethink.
When I first got the ipod and plugged it in, I could see its icon on the Desktop. I couldn't access it though. Right clicking and looking at properties gave me an ipod with a couple of widgets of memory. All cdrom/dvds worked perfectly as did the rest of the system.
During my attempts to get it all working I had varying degrees of success with Sun Virtualbox and various flavours if Fuse/iFuse etc. Again I had varying degrees of success with s/w like gtkpod/rthymbox and so on.
I was now in the state of owning a 2 week old, Jailbroken ipod and a system with non-working cdroms.
I guess you know what's coming......
Yup, backed up everything I could think of and reinstalled Ubuntu 9.10
I then recovered the ipod with itunes on a spare laptop and using the knowledge gleaned whilst trying to make it all work earlier installed all the necessary s/w to make it work.
The result is a fully working system with a non jailbroken ipod. I can take tracks off cd's, change them to Mp3's and save them to the ipod. I can also post pictures etc.
The web site that gave me all the info necessary was:-
yep - I get to that point sometimes .... I attempt so many things trying to get one thing working, I end up breaking a bunch of other stuff and well it's often easier to reinstall at that point. The benefit as you said, is that you learn a whole lot during that time :-)
I can't help you with RythmBox as I use Songbird for all my audio playback + iPod (nano) syncing. Like you, I use a 3rd party app (Sound Juicer) to rip my CD tracks to mp3's. It's fast and does it perfectly and 95% of time even gets the CD text.
With Sound Juicer I just installed from yum repository (I use Fedora so YUM is like "apt-get" on Ubuntu - in case you didn't know :-) ).
All the options in SJ are grayed out until you insert a CD. It then automatically reads the tracks, lists them and waits for you to click extract before ripping them down. It takes about 5 mins to get all tracks from a standard 70min commercial CD. I call that fast - not sure about others. I suppose if your machine wasn't automatically mounting CD's at the time you tried SJ then that is why it never did anything; because it never saw a CD as loaded.
But anyway ... sounds like RythmBox is working for you so it is a mute point.