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Old 04-11-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
carloscuderia
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help mounting ipod shuffle


I"m having trouble mounting an ipod shuffle on Debian Sarge. (2.6.8) I've added the following line to fstab:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/ipod vfat rw,user,noauto 0 0

When I enter "mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/ipod" I get this error message "mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device"

After I plug in the ipod and do a "dmesg" there is no mention of any scsi device. So I'm guessing that the ipod isn't being recongized. I'm able to mount my pny thumbdrive though.

I'm a newb so any input would be helpful.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 09:35 AM   #2
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first of all you must create as root /mnt/ipod directory

mkdir /mnt/ipod

it may be that your ipod is not formatted in vfat format. so try as root this:

mount -t hfsplus /dev/sda2 /mnt/ipod

if none of the two commands work it could be that you are indicating the wrong /dev/sdx*
so try : dmesg
it should give you the /dev/ on which your ipod is connected to.
if it isn't then another problem it could be that your linux doesn't reconize the usb or firewire.
if it is the case then let us know.

fp


PS: check also this

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=327

Last edited by piva.francesco; 04-13-2005 at 09:44 AM.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 11:57 AM   #3
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I've already made the /mnt/ipod directory and I have transferred music to the ipod through a windows machine so I know its formatted with vfat.

When I do a dmesg there's no mention of my ipod so I'm guessing that the kernel isnt recongizing the shuffle as a usb storage device. The weird thing is I can mount my PNY thumbdrive just fine.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 12:20 PM   #4
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check out this link, it maybe help you in a future.

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/linux...ter/hack97.pdf
 
Old 04-13-2005, 07:11 PM   #5
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When I plug in my pny thumbdrive and enter the "dmesg" comman I get the following output.

usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using address 2
SCSI subsystem initialized
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Vendor: 64MB Model: HardDrive Rev: 1.88
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
USB Mass Storage device found at 2
usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
sda: Unit Not Ready, sense:
Current : sense key Unit Attention
Additional sense: Not ready to ready change, medium may have changed
SCSI device sda: 128000 512-byte hdwr sectors (66 MB)
sda: assuming Write Enabled
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0

When I plug in the ipod shuffle nothing happens?? Does anyone have any ideas why my thumbdrive would be recognized but not my ipod shuffle?
 
Old 04-13-2005, 07:31 PM   #6
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i'm not too sure how devices work under linux. How do I reinstall the driver for usb storage devices?
 
Old 04-18-2005, 02:18 PM   #7
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on ubuntu 5.04 I have no problems getting my 1GB ipod shuffle to work in rhythmbox. It just works. When using GTKpod 0.88-1 I have to specify the path to the volume of the shuffle and then it works too. Using the file manager I can easily copy the .mp3s to my local hd.
 
Old 04-25-2005, 11:04 PM   #8
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I got it working now. It was a hardware problem.
 
  


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