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I/O errors when trying to mount an iPod
I do it this way:
mount -t vfat /dev/sde1 /mnt/ipod
mount: /dev/sde1: can't read superblock
Jul 31 12:42:47 linux kernel: usb 3-3: new high speed USB device using address 5 Jul 31 12:42:47 linux kernel: scsi4 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices Jul 31 12:42:48 linux kernel: Vendor: Apple Model: iPod Rev: 1.63 Jul 31 12:42:48 linux kernel: Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02 Jul 31 12:42:51 linux kernel: sde: Spinning up disk......ready Jul 31 12:42:51 linux kernel: SCSI device sde: 39063024 512-byte hdwr sectors (20000 MB) Jul 31 12:42:51 linux kernel: sde: Write Protect is off Jul 31 12:42:51 linux kernel: sde: assuming drive cache: write through
Jul 31 12:42:51 linux kernel: /dev/scsi/host4/bus0/target0/lun0:end_request: I/O error, dev sde, sector 39063016 Jul 31 12:42:51 linux kernel: Buffer I/O error on device sde, logical block 4882877 Jul 31 12:42:51 linux kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sde, sector 39063016 Jul 31 12:42:51 linux kernel: Buffer I/O error on device sde, logical block 4882877 Jul 31 12:43:19 linux kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sde, sector 63 Jul 31 12:43:19 linux kernel: FAT: unable to read boot sector
First off, you should most likely be mountind /dev/sde2 instead of sde1, as the first partition is generally just a special data area used by the ipod.
Right, Actually, since I wasn't sure, I already tried both sde1 & sde2 with the same result.
But it's already good to know that it's the 2nd partition that has to be mounted..
Any other suggestions?
fsck -r /dev/sda fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004) e2fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004) fsck.ext2: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while trying to open /dev/sda Could this be a zero-length partition?
try fsck.vfat or fsck.msdos, or etc.
I don't have fsck.vat of .msdos in my system:
# fsck -t vfat /dev/sda fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004) fsck: fsck.vfat: not found fsck: Error 2 while executing fsck.vfat for /dev/sda # fsck -t msdos /dev/sda fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004) fsck: fsck.msdos: not found fsck: Error 2 while executing fsck.msdos for /dev/sda
I believe the package is msdosutils or something like that.
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I had the same problem with my ipod mini, and the only fix I came up with that worked was a kernel tweak.
This info is from the gtkpod page (whether you're using gtkpod or not, as it applies to the mount only):
When connecting an iPod via USB to a 2.6 kernel machine the iPod will
be recognized but not work correctly. In /var/log/messages you'll see
the a bunch of "Buffer I/O error on device sd?" when connecting the
iPod (Jonas Bergler, Kevin Venkiteswaran)
Solution (by "jeffmock"):
Disable CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION (File Systems -> Partition Types ->
Advanced Partition Selection -> EFI GUID Partition support) in your
kernel configuration, recompile.
Details can be found at