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uploading to iriver fp395t works, kind of



hi there,

some time before i asked on this list if anybody could
mount their iriver.

apparently this nice player uses the fat in an absolutely
non-standard way: must format for fat but understands long
names and other nastyness...

after plugging in you get:
umass0 at uhub1 port 2 configuration 1 interface 0
umass0: iRiver iFP-3xx, rev 1.10/1.00, addr 3
umass0: using SCSI over Bulk-Only
scsibus1 at umass0: 2 targets
sd0 at scsibus1 targ 1 lun 0: <iRiver, iFP Mass Driver, 1.00> SCSI0 0/direct removable
sd0: 500MB, 500 cyl, 64 head, 32 sec, 512 bytes/sec, 1024000 sec total



but 'fdisk sd0' calls you crazy and 'disklabel sd0' says leave me out of this:
#             size        offset  fstype [fsize bsize  cpg]
  c:       1024000             0  unused      0     0      # Cyl     0 -   499


so i say to myself, no chance mounting anything here.
but from the old days past i recalled the big neon letters: mtools..

well why not, let's have fun.
so i installed the package (in ports)

amaaq> cat .mtoolsrc
drive e:
        file="/dev/sd0c"
        mtools_skip_check=1

and here i am:

amaaq> mdir e://1999-stay-down/\*
 Volume in drive E is IRIVER
 Volume Serial Number is EC00-9E57
Directory for E:/1999-stay-down

.            <DIR>     2005-02-11  17:16
..           <DIR>     2005-02-11  17:16
01-HOP~1 MP3   2859604 2005-02-11  17:53  01-hope-we-never-surface.mp3
02-THE~1 MP3   3929182 2005-02-11  17:53  02-the-big-clapper.mp3
03-IVY~1 MP3   3367510 2005-02-11  17:53  03-ivy-and-lead.mp3
04-WE-~1 MP3   4918894 2005-02-11  17:53  04-we-change-the-frequency.mp3
05-NO-~1 MP3   7248058 2005-02-11  17:53  05-no-red-stopping.mp3
06-SPI~1 MP3   5604280 2005-02-11  17:53  06-spine-bubbles.mp3
07-MR-~1 MP3   4550362 2005-02-11  17:53  07-mr-pariss-monsters.mp3
08-LIG~1 MP3   4537834 2005-02-11  17:53  08-light-the-last-flame.mp3
09-WE-~1 MP3   2423734 2005-02-11  17:53  09-we-discordians.mp3
       11 files          39 439 458 bytes
                        446 857 216 bytes free


it is not perfect, as everybody knows, there are 16 songs on
two lone swordman's "stay down", but it's a good start.

so head up people, one less reason to boot xp.
to burning hell with it.  on second thought, not until i finish morrowind...

peace,
-f
-- 
sharp wits, like sharp knives, often cut their owner.



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