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I just bought a scandisk 256mb mp3 player. I plugged it in with the usb cable in xp and it just comes up as a drive. how do i install ...
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    installing a mp3 player


    I just bought a scandisk 256mb mp3 player. I plugged it in with the usb cable in xp and it just comes up as a drive. how do i install it in suse. I plugged it in and nothing comes up.
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    MP3 player usualy comes as regular USB flash drive.
    when its plugued in, issue this command
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    fdisk -l
    it will give you all active partition usb flash is no exception, and will show up as a FAT drive usually.

    simply mount it like a regular USB device and you will be good to go
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    i tried this with a usb flash drive and it worked.
    but my mp3 player does not come up.
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    when plugued, if you run
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    lsusb
    Do you get your Player? if not, its not even detecting it... if so,

    try to list the current /dev/sd to see if one of these device isnt one that usually is there.. If you only have 1 USB device plugued, it would be SDA1... try to see if sdb1 exist... if so, thats probably your MP#...

    try to mount it
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    it lights up. but the computer does not find any usb devices.
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    it lights up. but the computer does not find any usb devices.
    *sorry accidently clicked twice
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    Code:
    lsusb
    doesnt find it?
    That's a problem... I dont think that it'll detect it as a SCSI or anything else....
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    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-31253.html

    This thread should help you solve your problem
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    i tried it agine and this time it finds it but it is not shown in the drives: windows. How can i add it to the drives; window.

    when i connect it YaST paritioner comes up. does any one know why?
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    Hi,

    what version of suse are you using?
    The problem seems to be that Suse has a few problems in hotplugging usb-drives. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't (at least here). The mp3-player should show up as a usb-disk (as a scsi device) and be mounted into /proc . Check your /etc/fstab. You can find out if it was entered properly (thats what the suse partitioner does).

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