On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 12:11:00 +0200, Patrick Krauer staggered into the
Black Sun and said:
Quote:> i'm using SuSe 8.1. When I try to mount my iPod on the mount command
> hangs. Even if I try "kill -9" it doesnt stop. The only way (from my
> point of view) is to reboot linux.
What kernel version are you using? Is this iPod USB2 or Firewire? Do
you have support for HFS+ available? Have you read the web pages about
getting the iPod to work with Linux?
Quote:> Has anybody a idea how to mount the iPod as a filesystem?
modprobe the appropriate USB2 or Firewire modules (ehci_hcd, ohci1394),
modprobe scsi_mod sd_mod, plug device in, make sure it shows up in
/proc/scsi/scsi , mount it. You may need a special userspace program or
2 to use the iPod properly. Google "ipod linux" for more information.
And update your kernel; the kernel that came with SuSE 8.1 is old. The
latest stable version is 2.4.26 or 2.6.8.
Quote:> - kill the* mount command?
You can't. When a process is stuck in state D, as the mount command is
here, it won't respond to any signals, not even SIGKILL. The process is
waiting for a system call to return, and until that system call returns,
it'll be stuck in state D. There is no way to kill a process in the
middle of a system call--this is actually a design feature. (What
should happen when a process is in the middle of a syscall and it gets
killed? If you find out, tell the kernel developers.)
You should look through the output of dmesg and the /var/log/messages
file for any strange-looking errors and post the relevant parts. That
will tell us more about what's really happening when the mount command
gets stuck. HTH,
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