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Old 05-18-2008, 09:19 AM
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Default Hosed something in the root directory

In my thrashing to get my Sansa e280 player hooked up to amarok, I think I hosed something.

My root directory now looks like this:

yan@selene:/media/Sansa$ ls -al
celkem 1636
drwxr-xr-x 7 yan yan 32768 18. kvě 07.18 .
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 18. kvě 07.05 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 yan yan 32768 31. pro 1979 AUDIBLE
-rwxr-xr-x 1 yan yan 0 17. kvě 06.04 .is_audio_player
-rwxr-xr-x 1 yan yan 1344048 31. pro 1979 MTABLE.SYS
drwxr-xr-x 13 yan yan 32768 18. kvě 06.49 MUSIC
drwxr-xr-x 2 yan yan 32768 31. pro 1979 PHOTO
drwxr-xr-x 4 yan yan 32768 31. pro 1979 RECORD
-rwxr-xr-x 1 yan yan 31768 31. pro 1979 RES_INFO.SYS
-rwxr-xr-x 1 yan yan 316 31. pro 1979 SYS_CONF.SYS
-rwxr-xr-x 1 yan yan 83 31. pro 1979 version.sdk
drwxr-xr-x 2 yan yan 32768 17. kvě 06.36 VIDEO

ISTR a PLAYLISTS directory at one time. Did I lose that? If so, could someone post the exact name?

Thanks,

--Yan
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:54 PM
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OK, I've been monekying around with my player. It seems that if I 'reset all' my /PLAYLISTS directory disappears.

Not only that, I can't find the GoList.pla anywhere on the machine. From reading these lists, there should be a GoList.pla in the /PLAYLISTS directory; no joy.

Last but not least, the 8 GB file system seems to be a raw device:

yan@selene:/media$ /sbin/fdisk /dev/sdi

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sdi: 8187 MB, 8187281408 bytes
252 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1023 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15624 * 512 = 7999488 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

Command (m for help): q

yan@selene:/media$

WTF? Is there something really different about the 3.01.16A firmware?
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:56 PM
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You seem to have a e280v2. Have you tried formatting it?
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:04 PM
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No. What's the advantage? And how do I go about it?
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:10 PM
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The advantage are a few more features. However, you can't downgrade.

To format, connect the player in MSC (or UMS) Mode. Then go to "My Computer" right click on the player and click "Format..." on the menu. Then click "Start", after it is done disconnect the player and let it restart before re-connecting.
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:27 PM
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No "My Computer" on my linux box.... :-)

Seems that to do this right I'd have to do an fdisk to set up a partition table, and then mkfs -t vfat on /dev/sd?1

But I keep reading about this 'hidden' 16 MB partition. Since my sandisk doesn't seem to have a partition table at all, that worries me a bit.

Is there a howto for the linux crowd?
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:29 PM
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You should be able to format it and that should fix the problems
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:40 PM
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No "My Computer" on my linux box.... :-)

Seems that to do this right I'd have to do an fdisk to set up a partition table, and then mkfs -t vfat on /dev/sd?1
Please do not use fdisk- it will brick your device. All you need is to use mkfs to create the filesystem.

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But I keep reading about this 'hidden' 16 MB partition. Since my sandisk doesn't seem to have a partition table at all, that worries me a bit.
There is (at least on the V1). You can see it by running fdisk -l.

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Howto for what? It is just a ums device under Linux.

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Old 05-22-2008, 11:25 PM
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This is a e280 v2

The internal flash:

yan@selene:~$ /sbin/fdisk /dev/sdi -l

Disk /dev/sdi: 8187 MB, 8187281408 bytes
252 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1023 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15624 * 512 = 7999488 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System


and the SD card:

yan@selene:~$ /sbin/fdisk /dev/sdj -l

Disk /dev/sdj: 4075 MB, 4075290624 bytes
7 heads, 6 sectors/track, 189513 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 42 * 512 = 21504 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdj1 196 189514 3975680 b W95 FAT32
yan@selene:~$


Notice there is no partition table on the internal flash.

Now notice the .SYS files in / . Somehow I guess if I were to try and create a file system on this beastie I would brick it.

yan@selene:~$ ls -l /media/Sansa
celkem 1600
drwxr-xr-x 2 yan yan 32768 31. pro 1979 AUDIBLE
-rwxr-xr-x 1 yan yan 1344048 31. pro 1979 MTABLE.SYS
drwxr-xr-x 79 yan yan 32768 20. kvě 06.55 MUSIC
drwxr-xr-x 2 yan yan 32768 31. pro 1979 PHOTO
drwxr-xr-x 4 yan yan 32768 31. pro 1979 RECORD
-rwxr-xr-x 1 yan yan 31768 31. pro 1979 RES_INFO.SYS
-rwxr-xr-x 1 yan yan 316 31. pro 1979 SYS_CONF.SYS
-rwxr-xr-x 1 yan yan 83 31. pro 1979 version.sdk
drwxr-xr-x 2 yan yan 32768 31. pro 1979 VIDEO
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:40 AM
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Notice there is no partition table on the internal flash.
Have you try doing it when the device is in MSC (ums) mode? To get into MSC mode: Slide the hold switch to the locked position and holding down the rewind button (<<) then connect it to the computer.

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Old 05-23-2008, 03:40 AM
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If he has the newest firmware for the e200v2, he has the USB mode via the settings, and I have heard that "trick" does not work any more.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:59 PM
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If he has the newest firmware for the e200v2, he has the USB mode via the settings, and I have heard that "trick" does not work any more.
Thanks for the info- I didn't know that. Do you know if this applies all AMS based Sansa devices?

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