View Full Version : How to use MP3 player with Linux

20th March 2005, 02:54 AM
Hi Linux lovers (just like me :) )

I have a trouble with my MP3 player. I have a Philips mp3 player that can connect to PC USB to transfer music. For Windows, when i plug it in, M$ OS treats it as a removable disk. Transfer can be made by copying file as usual.
However, i cannot do the same to linux.

I tried mounting it using this command :
%mount /dev/sda1 mp3player/
mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device

but it was not successful.

I also had a USB thumb drive and I can mount the USB thumb drive with the above command.
In short words, the mount command treats my USB thumb drive and the MP3 player as two different devices while M$
Windows treats them as the same kind of device (removable disk).

Do you know how to make the mp3 player work with Linux ?

20th March 2005, 03:46 AM
If your Philips MP3 Player is also USB device just like USB Thumb Drive,
then It should mount automatically in Fedora Core 3.
It not, probe the device using following commnd:

$ su -
# fdisk -l

It might be /dev/sdb1 or /dev/sdc1 instead of /dev/sda1

Thomas Chung

20th March 2005, 05:24 AM
It works, man !!!!!!
Thank you very much. :)