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Old 09-28-2004, 10:28 AM   #1
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USB MP3 player recognition


I have an i-bead mp3 player and mandrake 10.1 comunity edition. When the mp3 player is plugged in, it is not recognised. Can someone tell me what i have to do to access its files?

Thanks
 
Old 09-28-2004, 02:26 PM   #2
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the mp3 player most likely will act just like usb pen drive.
the following page explains how to set it up.

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1256766,00.asp
 
Old 09-28-2004, 02:26 PM   #3
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su
mkdir /mnt/mp3player
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/mp3player

That might do it

EDIT: Shoot, Finlay beat me to it...

Last edited by Berto; 09-28-2004 at 02:27 PM.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 05:25 AM   #4
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Thanks for the responce guys. Im afraid i really am a newb. I opened up my terminal program and tried both your suggestions to no avail. To "lsmod | more", finlays option it says "command not found".
To burto's suggestion it says ""cannot create directory `/mnt/mp3player': Permission denied". Im guessing i have to log in?

Thanks for the help, this is my my first week of using linux, i really hope ive got the staying power.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 05:32 AM   #5
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you have to su to root then create the /mnt/mp3player

then mount it while u are still root... don't forget to u(n)mount it b4 u unplug it :d
 
Old 09-29-2004, 05:34 AM   #6
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You have to log as root. Type 'su' in a console (the first line in the code of Berto) then enter the root password and with this you can create any directory (but in the opened console), then type what Berto wrote.

And welcome to Linux
 
Old 09-29-2004, 09:15 AM   #7
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lsmod should work
the first letter is a lower case L
 
Old 10-01-2004, 02:20 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by sketchy9
I opened up my terminal program and tried both your suggestions to no avail. To "lsmod | more", finlays option it says "command not found".
To burto's suggestion it says ""cannot create directory `/mnt/mp3player': Permission denied". Im guessing i have to log in?

Thanks for the help, this is my my first week of using linux, i really hope ive got the staying power.
Sounds like you didn't run su and /sbin isn't in your $PATH.
Add a dash; use: su -
rather than just: su
that will use a login shell for root -- hence the environment to be setup up, including adding /sbin to $PATH, and avoiding certain possibile security problems , too.
 
  


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