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Old 10-04-2005, 03:05 PM   #1
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I can mount my ipod but cant write anything to it FC2

well I got my ipod photo today, was expecting it to give me the run around on FC2, so I plugged it in, I formatted it for windows on a friends windows machine, did
mount -t vfat /dev/sda2 /mnt/ipod
and it mounts fine I can see the folder structure in /mnt/ipod, gtkpod can see it has 55.7GB free, but gtkpod gets errors when creating the directory structure, ie. it cant.
I cant manually copy stuff to the ipod either as I dont have permission.
I messed about with the fstab although I really am not all that confident with linux.

/dev/sda2 /mnt/ipod vfat sync,nodev,nosuid,user,rw,noauto 0 0
/dev/sda2 /mnt/ipod vfat noauto,users,rw,umask=000 0 0

for example. Once I do that I get the invalid block device error and cant mount it at all.
This is driving me insane.

I downloaded and burnt knoppix thinking that would help, but had no luck as I kept getting the superblock error.

If anyone can shed some light I would greatly appreciate it.
Old 10-04-2005, 04:15 PM   #2
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I can mount my ipod but cant write anything to it FC2


I'm not sure but I think the iPod filesystem is different if used with Windows or Mac.
If it's Mac formatted one, the FS maybe HFS andgive you some trouble with Linux.

You can try to determine the FS on the iPod with 'disktype' (


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