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Old 01-01-2003, 02:12 PM   #1
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Linux and Sony NW-E10

For christmas i got a very cool Sony mp3 player (NW-E10) that has 128MB flash memory, and connects via a usb cradle, and comes with software for windows of course. But i have all my music on a ReiserFS which windows can't read, and i really don't want to transfer it to a VFAT FS just so i can transfer it to the mp3 player.
Does anybody know if it will be possible to use this player with Linux and how? Maybe i can get it recognized as a mass storage device and copy over MP3's to its flash memory? Any ideas? I searched google, but didnt get much results other then "bodybuilding, anabolika..." which is not relevant in any way
Thanks for any help!
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Most of these type of mp3 players are seen as usb mass storage devices, so thats where I would start poking around.
Old 01-02-2003, 12:29 AM   #3
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Sony with flash memory? Really... Odd. I would think they'd use their proprietary Memory Stick in everything.

Very interesting, thanks.

Oh, and with any luck you can just plug it in, modprobe storage, then:
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/sony

And it'll mount right up. Otherwise, bring up a term, type "tail -f /var/log/messages" then plug it in, see what device it comes up as, then mount with that device.

You might need a kernel recompile to include scsi disk support, and usb mass storage, but with any luck, it's already to go.

Old 01-02-2003, 04:05 AM   #4
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I already have a USB zip 250 disk installed and working, recognized as /dev/sda4 when i mount it (since every disk has a partition, oddly that partition is almost always sda4). But when i plugged the sony player syslog showed that a new USB device was connected, and said it is not claimed by any active driver, and of course i can't mount it with anything. I'm going to recompile the kernel with all that nice flash card/readers support and see if that helps.
Any other ideas? Thanks


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