MP3 player is "full" but has no files on it...

Laurent Asorne laurent.asorne at
Fri Aug 3 11:42:42 UTC 2007

On Thursday 02 August 2007 22:46:26 Greg Booth wrote:
> > > If you put some files on it from Windows, can you _see_ them, and copy
> > > them _from_ the device in Linux?
> > > --
> > > derek
> >
> > Yes I can see them, copy, read them, etc...
> >
> > Laurent
> Maybe give us the output of mount and maybe df on the filesystem?
> ( df -h /media/MP3_PLAYER/ )
> Greg

Okay here it comes. I'm logged in as root (I know this is not recommended but 
it's easier than always type sudo...).

lsusb gives me this (device is unmounted)
# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 058f:9254 Alcor Micro Corp. Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 04e8:5036 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 03f0:1004 Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 970c/970cse
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 059f:0351 LaCie, Ltd
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 05e3:0606 Genesys Logic, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c215 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05e3:0606 Genesys Logic, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

mount /dev/sdc1 gives me:
# mount /dev/sdc1
mount: can't find /dev/sdc1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

# mount -t auto /dev/sdc1 /media/MP3\ Player/
makes a clean mount operation but the "disk full" state is still there!

This is what df gives me:
# df -h /media/MP3\ Player/
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdc1             243M  241M  2.4M 100% /media/MP3 Player

So it shows that space is used to 100% ... There's not one single file in 
it !!!

Anyway, I'll follow the idea of Bruce Marshall and reformat it in Windows to 
see if this would help me too. It's always worth a try...

Laurent Asorne
A light wife doth make a heavy husband.
		-- Wm. Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice"

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