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Old 09-04-2017, 11:36 AM   #1
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error: Mount: special device /dev/sdb1 does not exist


Hello everyone,

I am having trouble getting my ipod to mount, so that I can use clementine. I am on 14.2 Slackware KDE environment.

The error I am getting when trying to mount the ipod is:
Quote:
mount /dev/sdb1 /media/ipod
mount: special device /dev/sdb1 does not exist
fdisk -l returns the output of:

Quote:
Disk /dev/sdb: 7.4 GiB, 7952142336 bytes, 1941441 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x60f75228
I have tried using just /dev/sdb but this will not work.

This is the output for dmesg
Quote:
bash-4.3# dmesg | tail
[ 2872.322021] .ready
[ 2872.322699] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] 1941441 4096-byte logical blocks: (7.95 GB/7.41 GiB)
[ 2872.323328] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[ 2872.323332] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 68 00 00 08
[ 2872.323943] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: disabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
I do not plan to automount it, so I do not have any additional inputs in /etc/fstab.

Can someone please point me in the right direction?
Two of my books just have simple information on mounting devices, which is how I am attempting here, but for some reason this is not working on my Slackware machine.

Last edited by Belikewater; 09-04-2017 at 11:38 AM.
 
Old 09-04-2017, 03:09 PM   #2
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To mount i{pod, pad, phone} devices, whether manually or automagically. You will need:
https://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.2/system/ifuse/
and, if your iPod runs iOS 10.x or newer Refer to this guide:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...re-14-2-37346/

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Old 09-10-2017, 09:51 AM   #3
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Thank you Kingbeowulf.

I have installed ifuse, but it seems like my system is still not reading my device. I am receiving the same output as above. I have rebooted, but the device is still not being read.
 
Old 09-10-2017, 10:13 AM   #4
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What version of iOS & model iPod? Exactly what kind of cable & usb ports?
Idk but it may not even be possible, since Apple's usb is ?limited?
Web-searching turns up mostly discouraging stuff;
maybe someone who knows, could post a definitive link or 2!!!
(Some interesting stuff from websearch: libimobiledevice ifuse, but Sorry, Idk)
p.s. Maybe GoAdvanced, Edit#1 Title, to add iPod/iOS &ver, for Thread visibility.

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Old 09-10-2017, 03:24 PM   #5
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Belikewater,

yes, what is the model/version of your iPod? Not all mount the same way. For some older ipods and ipod nano, etc, there are a few more hoops to hop through. For example, older Gen1-3 iPod Nano needs to be set up as fat32 via iTunes in Windows. If its and iPod Touch, essentially an iphone, then the instructions I provided should work. Look at the output in /var/log/messages. When I plug in my ipod 5th gen nano:
Code:
Sep 10 12:45:33 gandalf kernel: [515595.145138] usb 3-1: new high-speed USB device number 4 using xhci_hcd
Sep 10 12:45:33 gandalf kernel: [515595.313478] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=05ac, idProduct=1265
Sep 10 12:45:33 gandalf kernel: [515595.313484] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Sep 10 12:45:33 gandalf kernel: [515595.313487] usb 3-1: Product: iPod
Sep 10 12:45:33 gandalf kernel: [515595.313490] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
Sep 10 12:45:33 gandalf kernel: [515595.313492] usb 3-1: SerialNumber: 000A27001EF6A098
Sep 10 12:45:33 gandalf kernel: [515595.334661] usb-storage 3-1:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
Sep 10 12:45:33 gandalf kernel: [515595.334784] scsi host13: usb-storage 3-1:1.0
Sep 10 12:45:33 gandalf mtp-probe: checking bus 3, device 4: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-1" 
Sep 10 12:45:33 gandalf mtp-probe: bus: 3, device: 4 was not an MTP device 
Sep 10 12:45:34 gandalf kernel: [515596.337680] scsi 13:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Apple    iPod             1.70 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
Sep 10 12:45:34 gandalf kernel: [515596.339397] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdf] Spinning up disk...
Sep 10 12:45:39 gandalf kernel: [515600.893772] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdf] 1937856 4096-byte logical blocks: (7.94 GB/7.39 GiB)
Sep 10 12:45:39 gandalf kernel: [515600.894139] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdf] Write Protect is off
Sep 10 12:45:39 gandalf kernel: [515600.894522] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdf] Write cache: disabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
Sep 10 12:45:39 gandalf kernel: [515600.897460]  sdf: sdf1
Sep 10 12:45:39 gandalf kernel: [515600.899838] sd 13:0:0:0: [sdf] Attached SCSI removable disk
Sep 10 12:52:19 gandalf udisksd[6239]: Mounted /dev/sdf1 at /run/media/beowulf/MURTAGH'S I on behalf of uid 1000
Notice that, in this case, "sdf: sdf1" and (I mount automagically) udisk defaults to "/run/media/..." In your messages, a partition was not found thus "mount: special device /dev/sdb1 does not exist." It looks to me like the whole thing is formatted without partitions from the fdisk output. Did you try simply "mount /dev/sdb /media/ipod"?

With iOS 10.x, iphones and touch, there is no /dev/sdX since libimobiledevice/ifuse/udisk controls the mounting.
Code:
Sep 10 12:58:13 gandalf kernel: [516354.956197] sdf: detected capacity change from 7937458176 to 0
Sep 10 12:58:16 gandalf kernel: [516357.886174] usb 3-1: USB disconnect, device number 4
Sep 10 12:58:37 gandalf kernel: [516379.198486] usb 3-1: new high-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd
Sep 10 12:58:37 gandalf kernel: [516379.363659] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=05ac, idProduct=12a8
Sep 10 12:58:37 gandalf kernel: [516379.363664] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Sep 10 12:58:37 gandalf kernel: [516379.363668] usb 3-1: Product: iPhone
Sep 10 12:58:37 gandalf kernel: [516379.363670] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
Sep 10 12:58:37 gandalf kernel: [516379.363673] usb 3-1: SerialNumber: cb4d09ada81d5674656d6a0948c0f4dea69d3e69
Sep 10 12:58:37 gandalf mtp-probe: checking bus 3, device 5: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-1" 
Sep 10 12:58:37 gandalf mtp-probe: bus: 3, device: 5 was not an MTP device 
Sep 10 12:58:37 gandalf kernel: [516379.466009] ipheth 3-1:4.2: Apple iPhone USB Ethernet device attached
Sep 10 12:58:37 gandalf kernel: [516379.466031] usbcore: registered new interface driver ipheth
Note: no /dev/sdX! so "mount" won't work. You'll need to have udisk mount automatically in you DE or invoke ifuse. I will leave that as an exercise for the reader.

Also, make note that when troubleshooting mount issues for usb devices, useful utilities are:
lsusb
lsblk
And besides dmesg, more log information is in
/var/log/messages
/var/log/syslog
 
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