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Old 07-04-2004, 10:48 PM   #1
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Need help mounting iPod in MDK. 10.0...

In my Mandrake Control Center, there is NO opion for "Disk Drake." There is only, Partitions, DVD-ROM, CD/DVD, Floppy Drive, NFS Mount Points, Samba Mount Points, WebDAV Mount Points, and Local Disk Sharing.

The thing is, i'm trying to mount my iPod and after searching the forum and google, the most common pieces of advice that I have read was to make sure its mounted in "Disk Drake" and to make sure its in the "fstab." The thing is, I don't have this thing called Disk Drake. Why, I don't know. What must I do to get my iPod mounted and recognized in Mandrake 10.0 official. Also, why don't I have "Disk Drake?"
Old 07-05-2004, 12:12 AM   #2
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DiskDrake is the partitioning/mounting utility in Mandrake
Old 07-05-2004, 03:15 AM   #3
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this is what i do to mount my ipod in slack 9.1. the mountpoints and commands may be different for mandrake (probably are) but to give you a general idea if you wanted to do it from a terminal...

1. enable usb/firewire support and usb filesystem support in the kernel (if not already compiled in) and i think scsi support from memory, but don't quote me on that.

2. create a mount point for the ipod

e.g. # mkdir /mnt/ipod

2. mount the usb filesystem

e.g. # mount -t usbfs none /proc/bus/usb

3. mount the ipod (my ipod is formatted for win, yours may be for mac, i don't know)

e.g. # mount -t msdos /dev/sda2 /mnt/ipod

4. you can then access the ipod from the /mnt/ipod dir or whatever you made your mountpoint.

you can add a line to your fstab for the ipod to specify the mount point and the usual stuff.
i dunno, there's probably an easier graphical way to do it in mandrake, i'm sure someone will help you out.

anyways, good luck ;o)

ps. ipods are cool.


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