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Thread: HDD install - IPOD mini

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    HDD install - IPOD mini

    Hi,

    Does anyone have an IPOD mini working with the HDD install? I'm having trouble accessing mine. Dmesg shows that it's detecting a USB device, but it doesn't seem to assign it to UBA1 or anything.

    Thanks.

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    No experience of iPod, but try (as root):

    mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt

    cd to /mnt and see if you can see anything.

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    I can try later today, but shouldn't it be UBA-something? I'm connecting with USB. I thought I read somewhere that Knoppix only uses this UBA thing for USB, and not the SDA thing anymore.

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    Pretty sure it should be sda1 (it could be sda).

    Anyway, try it. Then you'll need something like:


    /dev/sda1 /mnt/iPod vfat rw,noauto,sync 0 0

    in your /etc/fstab

    (of course, you'll have to do -- as root --

    cd /mnt
    mkdir iPod

    )

    Let us know how you get on: the sync entry is important for mass storage devices.

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    No luck! I get "not a valid block device." Any other suggestions?

    Thanks for the help.

    BTW, I have kernel 2.6.11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evan
    No luck! I get "not a valid block device." Any other suggestions?
    Is the iPod powered up and on? I ask because this was exactly the error message I used to get when my Neuros wasn't running: in effect, you're trying to mount a dead device which the OS sees as no device whatsoever.

    Other than that, I'm stumped.

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    Yeah, it's giving me the "don't disconnect" message.

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    Ah, I've just discovered that some iPods are formatted vfat (as are all Neuroses, iRivers and so on) while others are formatted hfss (wierd harold Mac format). Here for details.

    So -- given you have support for the strange Mac filing system -- then

    mount -t hfsplus /dev/sda3 /mnt

    should do it

    if not, try

    mount -t hfsplus /dev/sda3 /mnt/

    But the url above looks very useful.

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    Thanks. I will try that tonight and post the results.

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    No luck. I got "not a valid block device."

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