26 January 2006

Apacer Audio Steno BP300 on Linux


  • Redhat 9
  • Kernel: 2.4.21 (compiled myself with standard Redhat configuration, not standard from Redhat,
    but both should work)

Making it work

  1. Connect the mp3 player to you computer :-)
  2. Look at /var/log/messages to see that is usb-storage module is loaded. This is how it looks
    like when I connect the BP300:
    Aug 31 13:14:17 ludvig kernel: hub.c: new USB device 00:02.2-1, assigned address 14
    Aug 31 13:14:20 ludvig /etc/hotplug/usb.agent: Setup usb-storage for USB product 1005/1001/1

    Also run a lsmod to make sure, should look something like this:
    usbcore                78080   1  [pwc usb-storage hid usb-ohci]

  3. Run sfdisk -s to see which device the mp3 player is. My output shows:
    /dev/sda:   1048575
    /dev/sdb: 1048575
    /dev/sdc: 125952
    /dev/hda: 20039544
    /dev/hdb: 58615704
    total: 80878350 blocks

    I know that the size is 128 Mb, so it is clearly located at /dev/sdc
  4. Make a mountpoint (mkdir /mnt/usbmp3)
  5. mount the player: mount -t vfat /dev/sdc1 /mnt/usbmp3/
  6. The player is now available at /mnt/usbmp3 :-)