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Old 10-02-2005, 06:02 AM   #1
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Mounting mp3 player


How do I mount my mp3 so I can copy other mp3s? Do I just use the mount command ?
 
Old 10-02-2005, 06:23 AM   #2
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how about you actually tell us what it is... we're not psychic.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 06:32 AM   #3
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what kind of mp3 player do you use ??

if its ipod then there are programs that will make it easy like gtkpod
 
Old 10-02-2005, 07:37 AM   #4
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Plug in the mp3 player and turn it on. Then as root do a

fdisk -l

This will list all mounted and unmounted drives. Find your mp3 player, it might be something like /dev/sda1

Then, do a mount rw /dev/sda1 /mnt/mp3

You will need to be root to mount and you will need the /mnt/mp3 directory.

For faster mounting, you can add a line to /etc/fstab

Mine looks like this:

/dev/sda1 /media/usb auto rw,user,noauto 0 0

Then just plug in the device and open the folder and it will mount automatically (depending on your file manager).

With the user option, I can mount the drive as a normal user. Also, every usb device I plug in shows up as /dev/sda1 (as long as just one is plugged in at a time), so this line handles my MP3 player, my jumpdrive, my multi-card reader, and my digital camera. That's a lot of work for a single line in a config file
 
Old 10-02-2005, 07:45 AM   #5
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point is that most large mp3 players do NOT register as storage block devices
 
  


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