[linux-audio-user] how to un-ipod some m4a songs.

paul wisehart listreader at lupulin.net
Thu Apr 20 13:01:30 EDT 2006

On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 12:24:04PM -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 12:14 -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 11:51 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> It's a Windows formatted ipod - the first partition I can't mount, the
> seconds seems to have the music on it and is a vfat FS.  It does work if
> I mount it by hand from a terminal so this seems to be a Gnome issue.

Sorry my 1st email hasn't reached the list yet, but you
answered my question.

I pulled this from my previous post:
<snipped from fstab>
### IPOD ###
#/dev/sda3   /mnt/ipod   hfsplus   noauto,user,rw 0 0
/dev/sda2   /mnt/ipod   vfat   noauto,user,rw 0 0

Do you have an entry like that in your fstab?
The "user" option is what allows a user to mount the
partition.  (Usuaaly the "mount" command balks unless its
run by root.)
Also, I have the "rw" option in mine, because I don't
know what the default is, so it doesn't hurt to make
it explicit.

Before you even start gtkpod you need to be able to go
to the ipod partition (/mnt/ipod for me) and do
a "touch test ; rm test".

That way you know you have write perms.

paul w

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