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Old 03-19-2004, 09:41 AM   #1
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cannot mount usb pen

Hi everybody
I have an usb pen drive/mp3 player t-logic. I can't get it mounted on my linux slackware 9.1 kernel 2.4.24 (it doesnt work with 2.6.3 as well).

I suppose I installed all the modules needed, but i still get error mounting:

mount /mnt/usb/
mount: /dev/sda2 is not a valid block device

I suppose the device is sda2 as i get from cdrecord --scanbus the following

2,0,0 200) 'Generic ' 'SND1 MP3 Player ' '0.00' Removable Disk

and dmesg gives:

scsi2 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Vendor: Generic Model: SND1 MP3 Player Rev: 0.00
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi2, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
SCSI device sda: 1 512-byte hdwr sectors (0 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
unable to read partition table
WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
USB Mass Storage device found at 4
USB Mass Storage support registered.
usb_control/bulk_msg: timeout
usbdevfs: USBDEVFS_CONTROL failed dev 4 rqt 128 rq 6 len 18 ret -110
usb_control/bulk_msg: timeout
usbdevfs: USBDEVFS_CONTROL failed dev 4 rqt 128 rq 6 len 18 ret -110
usb_control/bulk_msg: timeout
usbdevfs: USBDEVFS_CONTROL failed dev 4 rqt 128 rq 6 len 18 ret -110
usb_control/bulk_msg: timeout
usbdevfs: USBDEVFS_CONTROL failed dev 4 rqt 128 rq 6 len 18 ret -110
usb_control/bulk_msg: timeout
usbdevfs: USBDEVFS_CONTROL failed dev 4 rqt 128 rq 6 len 18 ret -110

the list of loaded modules are:

usb-storage 65824 0
snd-pcm-oss 37092 0
snd-mixer-oss 12016 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
keybdev 1952 0 (unused)
mousedev 4244 1
hid 21156 0 (unused)
usbmouse 2008 0 (unused)
input 3200 0 [keybdev mousedev hid usbmouse]
quickcam 56064 0
videodev 6016 1 [quickcam]
snd-intel8x0 18088 1
gameport 1452 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-pcm 56064 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0]
snd-timer 13444 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec 38264 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-page-alloc 6004 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm]
snd-mpu401-uart 3136 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-rawmidi 12672 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 3920 0 [snd-rawmidi]
snd 29956 1 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm snd-t imer snd-ac97-codec snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
soundcore 3332 3 [snd]
usb-ohci 18888 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 16872 0 (unused)
usbcore 58752 1 [usb-storage hid usbmouse quickcam usb-ohci ehci-hcd]
sis900 12684 1
8139too 13384 0 (unused)
mii 2304 0 [8139too]
crc32 2880 0 [sis900 8139too]
advansys 84608 0
ide-scsi 9424 0
agpgart 44100 0 (unused)
ntfs 50848 2 (autoclean)

thank you in advance for the help,
Old 03-19-2004, 02:45 PM   #2
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Since you seem to have support for it, I can't really help you on that. So I'm just going to post to show that I care but unfortunately am confused myself.
Old 03-19-2004, 07:54 PM   #3
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The dmesg output looks like bad news. If your 2.6.3 kernel had all USB support enabled I think you may be out of luck.

There seem to be many, many different models of pen drive/mp3 players around. The one I checked out did not even work directly in windows, and could only be accesses through the supplied driver software.

If you can try it in windows, and it gets recognised immediately as a removable drive maybe you have a chance to get it working in linux. But if even windows needs a special driver, what chance have you got?

Only t-logic hit I got from google was:

Mp3 reader adapted to the young people, much colorful one and from the rectangular shape

Last edited by maroonbaboon; 03-19-2004 at 07:55 PM.
Old 12-27-2004, 01:11 AM   #4
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Any further developments on this ??

I too bought a USB MP3 player that said it didnt need drivers for Win2K or WinXP, thus figured that was a good sign for Linux to work ok (in my experience) but no go.

The system see's it as /dev/sda or /dev/sdb but when going to mount, it errors.
I fdisked it and it seemed to go fine, but still no mount.

I have tried a SuSe 9.1 system and a Mandrake 10.1 system.

IS their module perhaps for this ?? THe SuSe system is seeing it as a generis SND1 MP3 player, just like the thread starter.

Any ideas would be welcome.

(When oh when will hardware developers consider Linux (Apple too) in their development of products)


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