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Old 02-25-2007, 12:39 PM   #1
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Will an ISO on my MP3 player kill it?


Hello

I just wanted to know if I put an ISO file on an MP3 player, would that "kill it" in the sense that it couldn't play music anymore? Would backing up just solve the problem?

I finnally found a way to burn a copy of Xubuntu myself, without relying on friends, but it requires a transfer via USB.

Oh but wait, can I hook up two PCs via Ethernet (directly from one PC to another) and transfer the file like that?

EDIT: Forgot to mention: Would I need SAMBA, or could does windows 98 have a built-in feature to do it? (Yes, I know, 98 = bad, but I'm getting out of it soon.)

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Old 02-25-2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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well you've not even said what your mp3 player is.... if it's seen as a mass usb storage device, then no, by rights it must accept it just fine. couldn't say if it's a more bespoke interface you nee to use... i'm sure nothing terminally fatal could happen at all though.
 
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and yeah ethernet is fine, better really. if you already have a linux host running, i'd guess the very easiest way would be to copy it to win98 by using winscp on windows to just copy it throught the probably already runnign ssh service on linux. samba will also do the job, but is much more complex, and just gonna annoy you for a single file i expect.
 
Old 02-25-2007, 01:10 PM   #4
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It's a Sony walkman (NW-E005F) and it doesn't seem to follow the rules. (Generally you mount then drag+drop, here you NEED sonicstage) I'll just make a back-up of the files on it. That way, if the ISO kills it, I can just destroy the file, and put the original stuff back on. I read somewhere else that putting an ISO on an MP3 player could ruin it, but it turns out it's just if you're trying to boot from it.

I have another question; is it possible to burn from a USB flash drive to a CD directly? The PC's HDD might not have enough room to hold the ISO.
 
Old 02-25-2007, 01:18 PM   #5
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again, if the device is seenas a block device, then it's just like any other device that stores files, so there can't be a problem.

btw, please change your signature. please.
 
Old 02-25-2007, 01:24 PM   #6
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Thanks for that.

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