[Bug 522478] [NEW] Failed to mount "iPod".

Steven Sciame sasciame at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 16 06:17:07 UTC 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: devicekit-disks

When I plug in my 4GB ipod 2g nano to my CompaqPresario 2105us, I keep
getting this message:  Failed to mount "iPod".  mount: wrong fs type,
bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,        missing codepage or
helper program, or other error        In some cases useful info is found
in syslog - try        dmesg | tail  or so  .

I posted a Ton of information on ubuntu forums about this of everything
that I tried:


I am not sure what is going on here.  The ipod connected perfectly with
Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10, Xubuntu 9.04, gNewSense 2.3 and Windows XP. (yes I
actually reinstalled it to check this along with a couple of other

Now I am using live CD's but would like to get back on track with a real
installation.  I was hoping to use Xubuntu on this old laptop to ease
load on system resources.

Any help would be much appreciated.

ProblemType: Bug
 aufs / aufs rw 0 0
 tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid,nodev 0 0
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Feb 16 06:04:03 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
HotplugNewDevices: /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdb /dev/sdb2
HotplugNewMounts: /dev/sdb2 /media/ROCKPOD vfat rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=999,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=utf8,shortname=winnt,errors=remount-ro 0 0
LiveMediaBuild: Xubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.3)
 Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05ac:1260 Apple, Inc. iPod Nano 2.Gen
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard Presario 2100 (DB381A)
Package: devicekit-disks 007-2ubuntu3
 Socket 0:
   no product info available
 Socket 0:
   no card
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/xhostname.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash --
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: devicekit-disks
Symptom: storage
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:2801): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (xfce4-mixer-plugin:2852): libxfce4mixer-CRITICAL **: xfce_mixer_get_track: assertion `GST_IS_MIXER (card)' failed
dmi.bios.date: 05/04/2005
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
dmi.bios.version: KAM1.60
dmi.board.name: 0024
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.board.version: PQ1A84
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLtd.:bvrKAM1.60:bd05/04/2005:svnHewlett-Packard:pnPresario2100(DB381A):pvrKAM1.60:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn0024:rvrPQ1A84:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvrN/A:
dmi.product.name: Presario 2100 (DB381A)
dmi.product.version: KAM1.60
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

** Affects: devicekit-disks (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug i386

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