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Old 08-16-2005, 08:31 PM   #1
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Mounting an ipod


Could someone tell me how i would mount an ipod to linux so I could put files on it, through firewire or usb? I am using Knoppix live CD.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 09:15 PM   #2
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Re: Mounting an ipod

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Could someone tell me how i would mount an ipod to linux so I could put files on it, through firewire or usb? I am using Knoppix live CD.
If you're using an up-to-date version of Knoppix, it should mount automatically.

If not, go to the Control Center and make sure unmounted devices are all checked to appear on the desktop (I don't have KDE available right now, but it's a preference in there somewhere). Then, when you see it on the desktop, click on it, and it should mount.

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Old 08-16-2005, 09:30 PM   #3
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I found that option and it is already enabled. Still no ipod showing on desktop, the ipod is blinking do not disconected if it matters.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 09:58 PM   #4
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I found that option and it is already enabled. Still no ipod showing on desktop, the ipod is blinking do not disconected if it matters.
It's enabled for unmounted devices, too? Okay. Well, what about when you go to the /dev directory. Nothing like sda1 or sde1 or sdb2, or anything? In any case, if you want to eject it, check out this thread:

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-56515.html
 
Old 08-23-2005, 03:27 PM   #5
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Try touching the device so it is recognized

file -s /dev/sda
file -s /dev/sdb

until you get something like /dev/sda: x86 boot sector, FAT (32 bit)

Then fdisk -l to see the partitions

Depending on what you have you will see something like:

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 5 40131 0 Empty
/dev/sda2 * 6 497 3951990 b Win95 FAT32

You want to mount the second partition


mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/sda2

If that doesn't work, I would try Helix from e-fense
 
Old 08-23-2005, 09:28 PM   #6
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Providing you have USB and/or Firewire mass storage support, just plug in and mount like you would any other USB or Firewire device.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 09:34 PM   #7
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so what is it...??? USB or FIreWire... Due Ipods have 1394... Wow...new to me, and I don't have one...

KC
 
Old 08-23-2005, 09:49 PM   #8
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Ipods have both USB and Firewire.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 09:58 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by mysterio
Ipods have both USB and Firewire.
well, if that is the case then he/she had to use one interface or the other... It does not matter what interface but what your using at the time...

KC
 
Old 08-23-2005, 09:59 PM   #10
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kencaz, it depends on which cable you ordered the iPod with. You can order with either - the iPod comes with and supports either interface depending on which cable you choose to use to connect it to your PC/Mac/Storage device
 
Old 08-23-2005, 10:05 PM   #11
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Thanks Kim,

I don't have an IPod. so your saying that it has to interface with MS or MAC...? Honestly I don't support devices that will not Linux but the reality is that most do...

If it is USB then it shoud be supported as an /sda device in Linux... Otherwise I am in the dark...

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