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Old 03-13-2005, 10:55 PM   #1
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Exclamation mount an mp3 player

I have always had some form of windows running but after a while I couldnt takre it any more. So now I have no computers running windows, just linux. I have an MP3 player that I would always use on windows just cause it was easiest, but now I cant. The MP3 player doesnt requier any software, it just shows up as another hdd. this is what I get when I type mount:
/dev/hdd2 on / type reiserfs (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)

The Mp3 player is the last one (I think). but when I try to mount it I get this:
mount: /proc/bus/usb is not a block device

What should I do?

Old 03-13-2005, 11:07 PM   #2
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try this :
cd /mnt
and then make a mount point :
mkdir mp3player
and then try sda1 as the block device (usually is this by default) :
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/mp3player
to be sure what it is being detected as, you can log in as root and type :
tail -f /var/log/messages
and then plug in your mp3 player, and see what is detected as.
Old 03-14-2005, 07:07 AM   #3
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It worked, Thanks a lot,

Last edited by SystemDownfall; 03-14-2005 at 07:10 AM.
Old 04-12-2005, 08:33 PM   #4
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It has been working for a while but all of a sudden today I could only read and not write to it. I added -v the mount and got this:

root@Hostyle:/home/systemdownfall# mount -v /dev/sda1 /mnt/mp3
mount: you didn't specify a filesystem type for /dev/sda1
I will try type vfat
/dev/sda1 on /mnt/mp3 type vfat (rw)

is there a different file system that you think I could try that would allow me to read and also write, or is there a way I can write with vfat?

Old 04-15-2005, 05:47 AM   #5
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#mount -t auto /dev/sda1 /mnt/mp3

should be enough.

if you're using udev, i recommend configuring rules.udev so that your device is created as something like /dev/mp3, so you can insert it into /etc/fstab. It is more user friendly


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