Pmount ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Washac, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Washac macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    Hello

    I have heard about a program called pmount.

    pmount :-

    pmount is a wrapper around the standard mount program which permits normal
    users to mount removable devices without a matching /etc/fstab entry.

    Is there an easy way to install/get this working, I have found things online but it
    but it all seems techy, different versions to download. I downloaded one version
    and after opening there is a folder full of all different files that I have no idea what to do with.
     
  2. Cindori macrumors 68040

    Cindori

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    You probably downloaded a source that you have to compile yourself.


    Real question is, why do you need this? Seems to me like you're on deep water when you don't even know how to compile stuff.
     
  3. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    Hello

    I spend some time in the world of handhelds & emulation, some of these devices come out of China and are only mountable on a PC, when you connect them to a Mac they charge ok but you cannot download anything onto them, firmwares etc which is how they work. You cannot add the firmwares via the SD card.
     
  4. Cindori macrumors 68040

    Cindori

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    Then the SD cards are probably formatted in a way that is not Writeable from OSX. Pmount would not help you.

    I would check what file system the SD card is formatted as, perhaps a NTFS mounting software will help you.

    Easiest way is to just install Windows.
     
  5. Washac, Dec 9, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2011

    Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    Hello

    OK, thanks.

    Found this which is said to work.

    The reason that Ubuntu and some other Linux systems do not automatically mount the dingoo is because the default partition layout/file system on the Dingoo is whacked. See log from dmesg:


    [11165.342526] FAT: Invalid FSINFO signature: 0xcefaadde, 0xcefaadde (sector = 1)

    This will show up after you plugin the drive and mount it. This is how you mount it.

    1) Plug device into computer

    2) Wait 20 seconds or so and open up a terminal, and type "dmesg". You will see something like:


    [ 3567.493068] usb 1-8: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
    [ 3567.626550] usb 1-8: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 3567.642143] scsi5 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    [ 3567.642347] usb-storage: device found at 5
    [ 3567.642352] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
    [ 3572.653145] usb-storage: device scan complete
    [ 3572.653931] scsi 5:0:0:0: Direct-Access China Chip PMP USBDISK V100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
    [ 3572.654592] scsi 5:0:0:1: Direct-Access China Chip PMP USBDISK V100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
    [ 3572.655788] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdf] 8086528 512-byte hardware sectors: (4.14 GB/3.85 GiB)
    [ 3572.656276] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdf] Write Protect is off
    [ 3572.656281] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdf] Mode Sense: 00 06 00 00
    [ 3572.656286] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdf] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 3572.659985] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdf] 8086528 512-byte hardware sectors: (4.14 GB/3.85 GiB)

    Notice the device name (sdf). Make a mount point in terminal "sudo mkdir /mnt/dingoo", and then mount the device "sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdf /mnt/dingoo"

    You can now access your Dingoo in Linux.
     
  6. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    from "dingoo mac mount" googling it seems pmount is used by others for your purpose. Well then, look for compiling instructions for your source.
     
  7. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    Hello

    Thanks, that is what i am doing now, leaving messages on forums regarding this.
     

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