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Re: Mounting an iPod via USB

On Wed, 2005-11-09 at 21:38 -0600, Sergio Cuéllar Valdés wrote:
> 2005/11/9, Josh Battles <josh.lists@omg-stfu.com>:
> > I've got an iPod that I'd like to use and for the life of me I can't figure
> > out how to mount the thing.
> >
> > I'm running Sarge and have the debian package for gtkpod installed, as well
> > as USB support compiled into my kernel (2.4.27).  I've never used a USB
> > device under linux before, all of my devices has the appropriate interfaces
> > (parallel/ps2/etc) so I've not had the need.
> >
> > If I connect the iPod, its screen tells me not to remove it, but I cannot see
> > that it's mounted anywhere.  From what I've been able to gather through
> > googling it should show up as a SCSI device but it does not.
> >
> > What am I missing here?
> I have an ipod mini and I am able to mount it using the following:
> 1. connect the ipod and use the dmesg command to see if it was
> detected. You should see somthing like:
> usb 3-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
> Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
> ....
> Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
> 2. Create a mount point for the ipod.
>     # mkdir /media/ipod
> 3 Edit /etc/fstab and add:
> /dev/sda2       /media/ipod     vfat    user,noauto,rw  0       0
> No you should be able to mount your ipod with: $ mount /media/ipod
> To get rid of the ipod's message that says to not disconnect the ipod,
> like root:
> # eject /dev/sda2

What DE are you using, and what Debian branch are you using?

In Sid & GNOME 2.10, when you insert a pluggable device (be it USB
or firewire), it is automatically mounted and an icon appears on the

> Note, if you have a windows ipod, it is /dev/sda2, for the mac ipod I
> think it is /dev/sda1.

This is not true.  The kernel picks which is the first available
"drive letter".

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