Re: Can't manage my iPod
On Sun, 27 Dec 2009 10:19:03 +0100, Matteo Riva wrote:
> I used to be able to manage my iPod fine, but now it's almost
> impossible. The device mounts and is browseable, although I get this
> output from fdisk
> Disk /dev/sdb: 4095 MB, 4095737344 bytes 241 heads, 62 sectors/track,
> 535 cylinders Units = cylinders of 14942 * 512 = 7650304 bytes Disk
> identifier: 0x20202020
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sdb1 1 11 80293+ 0 Empty
> Partition 1 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
> phys=(0, 1, 1) logical=(0, 1, 2)
> Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
> phys=(9, 254, 63) logical=(10, 181, 8)
> Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary. /dev/sdb2
> 11 536 3919415+ b W95 FAT32 Partition 2 has different
> physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
> phys=(10, 0, 7) logical=(10, 181, 15)
> Partition 2 has different physical/logical endings:
> phys=(497, 240, 62) logical=(535, 88, 61)
> is this normal?
> I tried 5 different softwares (Rhythmbox, Amarok 2.2.1, Songbird,
> Banshee, GTKPod) and currently the only one that sees the iPod is
> Rhythmbox (although its support is partial, as I can transfer files to
> the device but not remove or modify them). The others don't even see it.
> iPod is nano 4GB 1st gen, clean and reinitialized from iTunes on
> What can I do to troubleshoot this?
Dunno, but at least for Banshee it seems to be a recent bug:
Underlying distros moving from HAL to DeviceKit breaks Podsleuths ability
to mount device
I'd say the other programs can have similar problems with these kind of
devices as well as other distributions are facing the same problem.