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Help with an ipod shuffle

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Help with an ipod shuffle

I have an old shuffle that will not mount so that a media player can see it.
dmesg shows:-
[  886.240744] scsi 9:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Apple    iPod             2.70 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4
[  886.241526] sd 9:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg5 type 0
[  886.244865] sd 9:0:0:0: [sde] 1015040 512-byte logical blocks: (519 MB/495 MiB)
[  886.246579] sd 9:0:0:0: [sde] Write Protect is off
[  886.246586] sd 9:0:0:0: [sde] Mode Sense: 64 00 00 08
[  886.247353] sd 9:0:0:0: [sde] No Caching mode page present
[  886.247357] sd 9:0:0:0: [sde] Assuming drive cache: write through
[  886.249848] sd 9:0:0:0: [sde] No Caching mode page present
[  886.249853] sd 9:0:0:0: [sde] Assuming drive cache: write through
[  886.251363]  sde: sde1
[  886.263850] sd 9:0:0:0: [sde] No Caching mode page present
[  886.263854] sd 9:0:0:0: [sde] Assuming drive cache: write through
[  886.263857] sd 9:0:0:0: [sde] Attached SCSI removable disk

Label is set to "IPOD" but it will not mount anywhere.
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Re: Help with an ipod shuffle

Those kernel messages are the normal messages you get when plugging in a usb disk.
What happens when you try to manually mount the partition (as root)? e.g. "mount /dev/sde1 /some/directory"
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Re: Help with an ipod shuffle

It will mount manually it is a vfat drive but it should "automount" according to all the help files.
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Re: Help with an ipod shuffle

You could try mounting it with the "udisks" command, it should be just "udisks --mount /dev/sde1", as your normal user, not root.
There may have been additional log messages in either ~/.xsession-errors or the system log.
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Re: Help with an ipod shuffle

Ok strange error:-
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HB@Duo:~$ dmesg|tail
[ 3655.315479] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdh] Write Protect is off
[ 3655.315485] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdh] Mode Sense: 64 00 00 08
[ 3655.316224] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdh] No Caching mode page present
[ 3655.316228] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdh] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 3655.318847] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdh] No Caching mode page present
[ 3655.318852] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdh] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 3655.320374]  sdh: sdh1
[ 3655.323595] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdh] No Caching mode page present
[ 3655.323601] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdh] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 3655.323605] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdh] Attached SCSI removable disk
HB@Duo:~$ udisks --mount /dev/sdh1
Cannot find device with major:minor 8:113: No such device
HB@Duo:~$

From syslog
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Jun 25 14:32:26 Duo udevd[390]: worker [5640] unexpectedly returned with status 0x0100
Jun 25 14:32:26 Duo udevd[390]: worker [5640] failed while handling '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.7/usb1/1-3/1-3:1.0/host9/target9:0:0/9:0:0:0/block/sdh/sdh1'

(Its moved to sdh1 as I have my ebook reader plugged in)
And it is NOT mounted anywhere and nothing has a lock on it.
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Re: Help with an ipod shuffle

From launchpad (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libgpod/+bug/565971) it looks like it has been an issue for past year.
Neither answer their works for me.
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Re: Help with an ipod shuffle

Looks like I spoke too soon, Today it is mounting. A it M$ like in it wanted a reboot  Cheesy
Probably the change from "Partition" to "Disk" did it.
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Re: Help with an ipod shuffle

Have you tried any of these iTunes alternatives for Linux...
http://www.junauza.com/2008/09/5-great-itunes-replacements-for.html