> > > > > > > > I have installed gtkpod for use with my Nano, but I'm having a problem > > > > when trying to add files. The Nano is mounted at /mnt/ipod, and when I > > > > try to add a file I get a message similar to this: > > > > > > > > Transfer of 'Petite Fleur' failed. Error opening > > > > '/mnt/ipod/iPod_Control/Music/F00/gtkpod795096.mp3' for writing > > > > (Permission denied). > > > > > > > > The file, in this case Petite Fleur, shows up in gtkpod, but it can't > > be > > > > written to the Nano. This obviously looks like a permissions problem, > > > > but I can't figure out its cause. > > > > > > Look at the permissions on that file, and the directory containing it, > > > and the mount point. I'm sure at least one of them isn't sufficiently > > > permitted to the user running gtkpod. > > > > You were quite right. I was dealing with a Nano that already had files > > on it installed by iTunes. Nothing that I could do, even as root, would > > allow me to change the permissions of /mnt/ipod. To make a long story > > short, I cleared the Nano of all previously installed files, and started > > from zero with gtkpod and now everything works smoothly. I'm still not > > sure why I wasn't able to change the permissions of the mounted Nano as > > su, but I guess that is typical when dealing with mounted devices. > > > > Depending on the filesystem of the iPod itself -- for example an MSDOS/FAT > format will set a UID/GID on mount, and no chown will hold. > > umount /mnt/ipod > chown root:wheel /mnt/ipod > chmod 0777 /mnt/ipod > # optionally, set it sticky bit, chmod 1777 /mnt/ipod > mount /dev/ipod /mnt/ipod > > > now try to access the files. > > I am aware the problem was previously fixed, but for the archives among > other reasons, I felt compelled to reply.
Thanks for the reply, but I am unable to get this to work regardless of the method employed. Every time I try to change the permissions I get an error message telling me that I am using an "invalid argument". --Rem _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"