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Old 06-02-2004, 10:26 AM   #1
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Can't mount mp3 player

I have an mp3 player which I used to mount via /dev/sda1 but since I've switched to Gentoo /dev/sda1 doesn't exit which I can only assume is because I'm using devfs. The computer picks up the device as a USB storage device when I plug it in I just don't know how to mount it now. Someone mentioned something about looking in /dev/scsi but there's nothing in there.

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Old 06-02-2004, 07:31 PM   #2
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Try loading usb-storage module (via modprobe) before connecting. It should then be mountable as sda.
You can also try dmesg after inserting to see if you device has been recognized.
Old 06-02-2004, 08:03 PM   #3
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I have. usb-storage is loaded and when I run dmesg it picks it up fine but there's still no sda devices.

Old 06-03-2004, 04:01 AM   #4
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Have a look at my solution for my problem with my Packard Bell AudioKey MP3 player (it is almost a HOWTO! )

Thanks to faq at
Old 06-03-2004, 06:11 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reply but I'd already sorted it. Stupid really, I forgot to add SCSI support in my kernel *duh!*



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