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Old 15th March 2008, 01:34 PM
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Ipod Mount on Fedora 7

Hello all

Trying to get my ipod mounted on FC7

Tried the dmesg to find the device - seems to be sdb. Then I tried:

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mkdir /mnt/ipod (fine)
mount /dev/sdb /mnt/ipod
I get this:
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[root@localhost ~]# mount /dev/sdb /mnt/ipod
mount: special device /dev/sdb does not exist
the section I think that is important from dmesg | grep sd is this:

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sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] 1014784 512-byte hardware sectors (520 MB)
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 43 00 00 00
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] 1014784 512-byte hardware sectors (520 MB)
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 43 00 00 00
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
sdb: unknown partition table
can anyone see where I am going wrong please?
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Old 15th March 2008, 03:37 PM
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it should be something like this
mount -t theFileSystemType /dev/sdbX /mnt/ipod

theFileSystemType can be vfat ntfs or whatever you want
X=1,2 etc

sdb: unknown partition table
may be a problem with formating your ipod

A reformating should help.
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Old 15th March 2008, 05:10 PM
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Thanks for the quick response - I see now that I should be using vfat in there - there was this clue in the dmesg:

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EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
SELinux: initialized (dev sda1, type ext3), uses xattr
SELinux: initialized (dev sdb, type vfat), uses genfs_contexts
Still get this message though
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[root@localhost ~]# mount -t vfat /dev/sdb /mnt/ipod
mount: special device /dev/sdb does not exist
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Old 15th March 2008, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullytt
Thanks for the quick response - I see now that I should be using vfat in there - there was this clue in the dmesg:



Still get this message though

use this command

mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ipod
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Old 15th March 2008, 05:34 PM
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sadly still the same
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[root@localhost ~]# mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ipod
mount: special device /dev/sdb1 does not exist
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Old 15th March 2008, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullytt
sadly still the same
give these ouputs
ls -l /dev/sd*
ls -l /dev/scd*
ls -l /dev/hd*
and dmesg output please
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Old 15th March 2008, 06:49 PM
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Here they are:
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[root@localhost ~]# ls -l /dev/sd*
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8, 0 2008-03-14 16:51 /dev/sda
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8, 1 2008-03-14 16:51 /dev/sda1
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8, 2 2008-03-14 16:51 /dev/sda2
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8, 32 2008-03-14 16:51 /dev/sdc
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[root@localhost ~]# ls -l /dev/scd*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 2008-03-14 16:51 /dev/scd0 -> sr0
[root@localhost ~]#
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[root@localhost ~]# ls -l /dev/hd*
ls: cannot access /dev/hd*: No such file or directory
[root@localhost ~]#
Had to do dmesg | tail as dmesg was too long to post

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[root@localhost ~]# dmesg |tail
ISOFS: changing to secondary root
SELinux: initialized (dev sr0, type iso9660), uses genfs_contexts
cdrom: sr0: mrw address space DMA selected
ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
ISOFS: changing to secondary root
SELinux: initialized (dev sr0, type iso9660), uses genfs_contexts
cdrom: sr0: mrw address space DMA selected
UDF-fs: Partition marked readonly; forcing readonly mount
UDF-fs INFO UDF 0.9.8.1 (2004/29/09) Mounting volume 'SWG_COA', timestamp 2006/10/19 05:42 (1000)
SELinux: initialized (dev sr0, type udf), uses genfs_contexts

Sorry that seems to be so long - I notice that people dont like it when you do that!
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Old 15th March 2008, 06:54 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bullytt
Here they are:






Had to do dmesg | tail as dmesg was too long to post




Sorry that seems to be so long - I notice that people dont like it when you do that!
so give output of dmesg | grep sd
and output of cat /proc/partitions

you have no /dev/sdb*, are you sure your ipod is plugged in ?
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Old 15th March 2008, 07:07 PM
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Ipod is plugged in and charging screen on

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root@localhost ~]# dmesg | grep sd
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 398297088 512-byte hardware sectors (203928 MB)
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 398297088 512-byte hardware sectors (203928 MB)
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
sda: sda1 sda2
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] 1014784 512-byte hardware sectors (520 MB)
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 43 00 00 00
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] 1014784 512-byte hardware sectors (520 MB)
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 43 00 00 00
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
sdb: unknown partition table
sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
sd 6:0:0:0: [sdd] Attached SCSI removable disk
sd 6:0:0:1: [sde] Attached SCSI removable disk
sd 6:0:0:2: [sdf] Attached SCSI removable disk
sd 6:0:0:3: [sdg] Attached SCSI removable disk
sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
sd 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
sd 8:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg4 type 0
sd 6:0:0:1: Attached scsi generic sg5 type 0
sd 6:0:0:2: Attached scsi generic sg6 type 0
sd 6:0:0:3: Attached scsi generic sg7 type 0
EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
SELinux: initialized (dev sda1, type ext3), uses xattr
SELinux: initialized (dev sdb, type vfat), uses genfs_contexts
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[root@localhost ~]# cat /proc/partitions
major minor #blocks name

8 0 199148544 sda
8 1 104391 sda1
8 2 199037317 sda2
253 0 196968448 dm-0
253 1 2031616 dm-1
and thanks again for tackling this
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Old 15th March 2008, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullytt
Ipod is plugged in and charging screen on





and thanks again for tackling this
you have 200GB hard disk sda

you have two partitions on /dev/sda
sda1 whis is approx. 100MB and sda2 wich is 199GB


you have no /dev/sdbX X=1,2 etc

Your ipod size is 520MB, isn't it ?
your ipod partition table may be corrupted. That's why it gives sdb: unknown partition table.

Is your ipod detected on a windows OS ?


what are /dev/sdc /dev/sdd /dev/sde /dev/sdf and /dev/sdg ?
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Old 15th March 2008, 07:37 PM
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Hi

Right about the 200g sata hd.

the ipod is a 4 gig nano (not the new video one - the one before that)
the ipod was originally set up for windows and I have not changed anything on it - worked fine on windows.

I suspect the other drives picked up are from a usb card reader (sd cards etc)
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Old 15th March 2008, 07:43 PM
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Hi

Right about the 200g sata hd.

the ipod is a 4 gig nano (not the new video one - the one before that)
the ipod was originally set up for windows and I have not changed anything on it - worked fine on windows.

I suspect the other drives picked up are from a usb card reader (sd cards etc)
why it gives 520MB size for your ipod ? I don't know.
a soultion is to go to windows, backUp your files and restore factory settings. It should fix partition table issue.
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Old 15th March 2008, 08:02 PM
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OK - will have to get a laptop form work on Monday - Ill let you know hoe it goes in this thread. Thanks for all your time and help
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