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Old 10-01-2006, 05:23 PM   #1
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gtkpod not interfacing correctly with mount point

Hey All,

This being my first post here, I say Hi!

I have a 4th Generation iPod (Video) and I have recently installed gtkpod, libipoddeice, and libgpod.

I can successfully see the contents of my iPod through the 'Computer Explorer', but when I try to load the itunes DB from the iPod in GTKPOD, I get the message that it cannot find the iPod mounted at /mnt/ipod/

Checking on the commandline, nothing is in the mnt folder.

Im not sure if this is a hardware issue or a software, where do I need to set the mount point to?

Distro: Fedora Core 5.

Old 10-02-2006, 11:17 AM   #2
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As root run fdisk in terminal
>fdisk -l
this should give you your ipod mount point (something like /dev/sda2)
then do following
>mkdir /mnt/ipod
>gedit /etc/fstab
and add following line to fstab add addl blank line & save
/dev/sda2 /mnt/ipod vfat umask=0000 0 0
#umask=0000 will give rw access to all users, change it to umask=0222 if you want only root to have rw access

unmount the automounted ipod by right click & unmount
and then mount it with following
>mount -a


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