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I have a generic MP3 player, which I also use as a removable hard drive. It is shown under Dev as SDA1, but it won't mount. Any ideas? I am ...
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- 02-28-2007 #1
USB MP3 Problem
- 02-28-2007 #2
How are you trying to mount it? Which fs is it using?
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- 02-28-2007 #3
It is set as a FAT16 fs, connected to USB at start-up and recognised as a removable dev - dev/sda1. When I try to mount it (as root) I get this:
Mount dev/sda1 is not a valid block device.
Please check that the disk is entered correctly.
It functions perfectly well under Windows, but I don't really want to have to install Windows on my machine just for this, since I've made the transition seamlessly apart from this one thing!!
- 03-03-2007 #4
Got mine to work even without editing my fstab.
su to root and then type:
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/memory.
wherein /mnt/memory is my dir for mounting, you can make your folder if you like e.g. mkdir /usbstick. hope this helps. cheers.
- 03-03-2007 #5
The problem seems to be that the kernel sees it as a SCSI drive.
- 04-05-2007 #6
Originally Posted by k0rrupt10n
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su - root
mkdir -p /mnt/memory
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/memory
Your files should now be in /mnt/memory. Before you pull it out, run this command:
Then you can remove it. Otherwise, it would probably mess some stuff up on your drive.
- 04-08-2007 #7
I've been away for a while, but just let me clarify things.
I've gone to Mandrake as my distro, and I no longer have any problem with devices.
Thanx again for all help!!!
- 04-19-2007 #8
Originally Posted by rck_hitokiri
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