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Amarok Collection Problem

Postby cyanide911 on Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:33 am

I have all my music in a FAT32 partition. I downloaded and installed amarok, and I want to add a folder in that FAT32 drive, but when I click on 'Build Collection' in Amarok, only the '/' is visible. No other drives.
How do I navigate to the other partitions?
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Re: Amarok Collection Problem

Postby ed@Mint on Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:29 am

Hi cyanide911,

Is that partition on a separate hard drive or on the same one ?
In all cases, it is normal that you only see '/' since it is the root of the filesystem, no matter how many drives you have.
You have to navigate to the point where your partition is mounted.
Those are usually like '/media/sdXY'.

If you don't know where your partition is mounted, type 'df -lh' in a terminal and try to identify which is your music partition.
You should then see the mount point.

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Re: Amarok Collection Problem

Postby cyanide911 on Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:52 am

It's on the same HD. I typed df -lh, but the partition I'm looking for isn't there. That partition is a 20GB one and df -lh shows only some 505mb ones and two 9.1 gb ones. I dont know anything about the 505mb ones. I think one of the 9.1GB ones is the main linux drive.
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Re: Amarok Collection Problem

Postby ed@Mint on Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:14 pm

Post the result of "df -lh" and "sudo fdisk -l" here.
(use the [code] [/code] tags).
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Re: Amarok Collection Problem

Postby cyanide911 on Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:55 am

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cyanide@cyanide-desktop ~ $ df -lh
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda9             9.1G  2.7G  6.0G  31% /
varrun                505M  212K  505M   1% /var/run
varlock               505M     0  505M   0% /var/lock
udev                  505M   68K  505M   1% /dev
devshm                505M   12K  505M   1% /dev/shm
lrm                   505M   38M  468M   8% /lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/volatile
gvfs-fuse-daemon      9.1G  2.7G  6.0G  31% /home/cyanide/.gvfs
/dev/sda6              20G   20G  490M  98% /media/GAMES
/dev/sda7             9.6G  8.0G  1.6G  84% /media/GAMES_



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cyanide@cyanide-desktop ~ $ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x480a4809

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        2295    18434556    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda2            2296       10011    61978770    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5            2296        4845    20482843+   b  W95 FAT32
/dev/sda6            4846        7395    20482843+   b  W95 FAT32
/dev/sda7            7580        8824    10000431    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda8            7396        7579     1477948+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda9            8825       10011     9534546   83  Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order
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Re: Amarok Collection Problem

Postby ed@Mint on Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:03 am

Well, that looks a bit messy to me :?

From what i understand, you have win95 or 98 on a first partition, then 2 FAT32 partitions of about the same size (20Gb) (is it on purpose?), then 1 NTFS partition of about 10Gb (mounted in /media/GAMES_ , weird...), swap and linux.

I see a 20Gb partition mounted in /media/GAMES
Navigate there with your file browser and see if your music is there.

If not, try this :
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sudo mkdir /media/music
sudo mount /dev/sda5 /media/music

Then navigate to /media/music to see if your music was indeed in that partition.

If you had to use the second method, you will have to modify your /etc/fstab file to have that partition mounted automatically.
We will see that later.
For now, tell me what results you came to.
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