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Old 06-07-2008, 02:29 PM   #1
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Mount points and UMS devices?


How can I find the correct mount point and device name to use for a UMS device.

I have an iriver H10 20GB that someone gave me and I cannot see it in /mnt or /media. I have tried manually adding the device by adding a new line in /etc/fstab to no avail. I know this device is strictly speaking the product of an illicit mating between bill gates and someone @ iriver, but surely I should be able to SEE it under Linux?

Make the answer idiot proof please!!

If I cannot get it thru Linux, how can I access usb from XP pro running in VMware? I can't figure this out either!

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Old 06-07-2008, 02:33 PM   #2
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How can I find the correct mount point and device name to use for a UMS device.
You choose the mount point and as for finding the device name, run "dmesg" and look at the last few lines. Have you actually mounted the device or not?
 
Old 06-07-2008, 02:40 PM   #3
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I haven't mounted as I can't find it? - I hope this makes sense, I am a total newb.
 
Old 06-07-2008, 02:48 PM   #4
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Run dmesg then, in order to find out which device to use. For example:

scsi 1:0:0:0: Direct-Access Samsung YP-U2 0100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4
sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] 254656 2048-byte hardware sectors (522 MB)
sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 3e 00 00 00
sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] 254656 2048-byte hardware sectors (522 MB)
sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 3e 00 00 00
sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
sda: sda1
sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI removable disk
sd 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
usb-storage: device scan complete

The bold line is the important one. It tells me the kernel is calling my device "sda" and that there's one partition on it, "sda1". So, I would use "/dev/sda1" as the device name if I wanted to mount this partition.
 
Old 06-07-2008, 02:59 PM   #5
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http://reviews.cnet.com/mp3-players/...-31383679.html
I assume this is a mp3 player

Run
Code:
dmesg | less
scroll down and find the device.
http://linuxcommand.org/man_pages/dmesg8.html

Then find out what file system the device uses and mount it.
http://linuxcommand.org/man_pages/mount8.html

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http://tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/
 
  


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