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im trying to mount a mp3 player (it connects through usb cable). when trying to access the device it says: "mount: only root can mount /dev/sda on /mnt/removable please check ...
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    how to mount a mp3 player


    im trying to mount a mp3 player (it connects through usb cable).
    when trying to access the device it says:
    "mount: only root can mount /dev/sda on /mnt/removable
    please check that the disk is entered correcly"
    the player is entere correctly so how do i mount it?

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    Most likely a 'fstab' file system option issue. Can you execute the following and post the results?:

    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    ls -ald /mnt/removable /dev/sda

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISOS
    Most likely a 'fstab' file system option issue. Can you execute the following and post the results?:

    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    ls -ald /mnt/removable /dev/sda
    the first line is ok, and its doing it
    the second making an error:
    "[root@localhost removable]# ls -ald /mnt/removable dev/sda
    ls: dev/sda: No such file or directory
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 17 15:19 /mnt/removable/"

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    It depends on the filesystem. Most are UMS, basically USB Mass Storage which means you mount them as a flash drive and write to them. If hwoever they use a database you may need to manage that. For iRiver iFPs you can get ifpline and ifp_gui.

    I think because it is recognised as /dev/sda it is most likely just a fat32 partition. (Just remember the databse management if needed )

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    My MP3 player manages to automount without problems. However, my girlfriend's requires the following, executed as root:

    Code:
    mount /dev/sda /media/usb -t vfat -o umask=0
    ...to be run before i can use it. No problems thereafter though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsypherPunk
    My MP3 player manages to automount without problems. However, my girlfriend's requires the following, executed as root:

    Code:
    mount /dev/sda /media/usb -t vfat -o umask=0
    ...to be run before i can use it. No problems thereafter though.
    that worked, thanks man!

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