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Old 03-24-2005, 11:51 PM   #1
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USB MP3 Player not mounting on debian sarge

I have an USB MP3 palyer , its mpman F35, I have been trying to mount it for days but it never works , and when i do fdisk -l , it doesnt show the device in the list :/ . Can anyone help me pls?
Old 03-25-2005, 01:17 AM   #2
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Usually USB disks are mounted as sda1, so try to mount it like this:
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash
Of cource you must have /mnt/flash directory, if you don't, create it.
Old 03-25-2005, 11:03 AM   #3
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I tried that, that didnt work and as i said it isnt detected as sda or sdb or w/e
Old 03-25-2005, 12:43 PM   #4
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you might check to see if usbfs is mounted under proc ... just run the command "df" and you should see a line like "usbfs mounted on /proc/bus/usb" or something like that.

on sarge, it should mount by default...

you might also try "modprobe usb-storage".

do you have any other usb storage devices, like a flash drive? you could test that thing out to find out whether it's your computer or your mp3 player. Also, can you mount the thing on windows?

just some thoughts...
Old 03-25-2005, 07:06 PM   #5
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Definitely do "lsmod" in the console and make sure you've got usbcore, usb-uhci (I think some distros just call that uhci) and usb-storage up and running - in case one or more of those are not active start them with modprobe.

Once you made sure those three usb-mods work open another console, log in as root and type

tail -s 2 -f /var/log/messages
That will query the message-log of the kernel every two seconds and print any messages going on to the console. Plug in your usb-device and it should show something like "new USB device detected" and the device it's registered as such as (most likely) sda1...

Now all you gotta do is mount it and hooray

PS: Don't forget to add the proper filesystem as argument to the mount-command
Old 03-25-2005, 11:32 PM   #6
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Are you positive your MP3 player supports being mounted as a block device? Not every MP3 player can be mounted using the usb-storage driver. For example, I have an MPIO FL100, and that can't be mounted as a USB mass storage device. I need to use a special program to access it.
Old 03-29-2005, 07:11 AM   #7
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I think it cant be moutned as a USB mass storage device. But does anyone know who to get the MPMAN F-35 to work on linux, debian, sarge??


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