umass detected, but da is never created

Scott Smith scott at
Tue Jan 3 04:05:37 PST 2006

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Nikolas Britton wrote:
> One more thing. It's highly likey that your system will hang when you
> disconnect the ipod... prep your system for the worst, a warm reboot.
> Also don't connect the ipod untill you have X running. Connecting the
> ipod and then running KDE will hang the system. Start KDE and then ALT
> + CTRL + F1 to get to the console and then connect it... jump back to
> X (ALT + F9) to mount the drive "mount_msdosfs /dev/da0s2 /mnt/ipod"
> and then everything should be good to go for amaroK to use it. I use
> umount and "camcontrol eject da0" before I unplug it, but it still
> seems to hang the system. Oh.. and it's not as "rapid" as I said
> before. Connect the ipod then disconnect it... wait for error(s) then
> reconnect it. rinse and repeat until you get device da0... It's all
> about your timing.... Is their something wrong in the FreeBSD code?
> Anyways.

It works fine for me:

umass0: Apple iPod, rev 2.00/0.01, addr 2
da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: <Apple iPod 1.62> Removable Direct Access SCSI-0 device
da0: 40.000MB/s transfers
da0: 3906MB (7999488 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 497C)

blingbling# mount_msdosfs /dev/da0s2 /ipod
blingbling# ls /ipod
Calendars       Contacts        Data Files      Notes           iPod_Control
blingbling# umount /ipod
blingbling# camcontrol eject 1:0:0
Unit stopped successfully, Media ejected
blingbling# id
uid=0(root) gid=0(wheel) groups=0(wheel), 5(operator)


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