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Old 02-24-2005, 01:01 AM   #1
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Trying to mount a Rio Riot 20gb mp3 player

Im trying to mount my 20GB Rio Riot mp3 player to linux so I can copy all the music from it to my hard drive. I ran the program lsusb. This is what it shows
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 045a:5202 SONICblue, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 06a3:8000 Saitek PLC
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

SONICblue, Inc. is my mp3 player
Saitek is my Keyboard
Now when I try mounting it I get this from root konsole
linux:/home/brent # mount /dev/SONICblue, Inc.
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
I have over a 1000 mp3's I would like to put back on my computer. Any help would be great!

Oh yea and it does not show up in fdisk
Old 02-24-2005, 01:22 PM   #2
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Well first off, I seriously doubt the device is named "SONICblue, Inc." USB storage devices are detected as SCSI devices, so you probably want /dev/sda3. Try "mount -t (msdos?) /dev/sda3". Of course, replace that "msdos" bit with whatever sort of filesystem it's using (i.e. vfat). And if you're having trouble there, try "-t auto".

Edit: Oh, and of course, that'll only work if you have a line in fstab. So, to complete the command, something like "mount -t (msdos?) /dev/sda3 /mnt/sonic" should work, assuming /mnt/sonic is a real directory.

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