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Old 01-31-2005, 02:30 PM   #1
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Another Ipod mount thred

So i was reading the how to article for mounting my g4 here
waht is going on?

[root@localhost paul]# cat /proc/scsi/usb-storage-0/*
cat: /proc/scsi/usb-storage-0/*: No such file or directory
[root@localhost paul]# cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Attached devices:
Host: scsi2 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: Apple Model: iPod Rev: 1.62
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
[root@localhost paul]# rmmod usb-storage
bash: rmmod: command not found
[root@localhost paul]# modprobe usb-storage
bash: modprobe: command not found
[root@localhost paul]# cd /mnt
[root@localhost mnt]# mkdlr ipod
bash: mkdlr: command not found
[root@localhost mnt]# mkdir ipod
mkdir: cannot create directory `ipod': File exists
[root@localhost mnt]# mount -t vfat /dev/sda2 ipod
mount: /dev/sda2: can't read superblock
[root@localhost mnt]# vfat
bash: vfat: command not found
[root@localhost mnt]# mount /dev/sda2 ipod
/dev/sda2: Input/output error
mount: /dev/sda2: can't read superblock
What am I doing wrong?

Last edited by allforcarrie; 01-31-2005 at 02:33 PM.
Old 01-31-2005, 02:37 PM   #2
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[root@localhost paul]# mount -t vfat /dev/sda2 ipod
mount: /dev/sda2: can't read superblock
What does this mean?
Old 01-31-2005, 08:29 PM   #3
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Do you mean, what does this command mean?

mount -t vfat says to mount a partition, and the filesystem type (t) is vfat. /dev/sda2 is the partition it is trying to mount, and ipod is what folder it's trying to mount it to.

you may want to go into /dev and see if there are any sda entries, or read your dmesg and see if it says anything about a usb connection / vfat / anything interesting to get pointed into the right direction..

the can't read superblock means it just can't read it. more than likely it just doesn't exist.


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