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Old 03-08-2005, 05:59 PM   #1
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Copying mp3s to PDA SD Card


Does anybody know if it possible to transfer mp3s to a PDA SD card using Linux. I used to do this before via RealOne Player in Windows quite easily.

I can currently synchronise my PDA using KPilot, but don't know how to write anything to the SD card direct.

I have a Palm Tungsten E and the PDA only has approx 32Mb built in memory - you need an SD card to listen to mp3s. I dont really fancy keeping Windows installed just so I can copy mp3s to my PDA - it would be nice to be able to do it via Linux....

Anyone managed to do this themselves or have any advice?

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I dont know how to put file directly on the SD Card but you can buy a SD card reader. I use it in windows and linux to upload mp3s, it go realy faster that uploading using the palm
Old 07-22-2005, 07:56 PM   #3
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As the previous post suggests an SD reader to plug into the USB socket is a useful gadget.

I'm not familiar with current Palm hardware or kpilot. I guess you have already searched for ways to access the card via the Palm.

Most digital cameras put a FAT or VFAT filesystem on the memory card. Linux can easily read/write to this if you have a card reader. It would be surprising if Palm were using anything different
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I think the palm dont allow to r/w directly from SD card. Under windows we also need to use a palm sorftare to put files on SD.


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