Rescue for MP3 player?
- Windows has apparently copied some bit of a system file onto a 1
gig MP3 player in the house here, overwriting the directories.
This is a combined usb disk/mp3 player with a single vfat
partition which can be mounted under linux.
Current state is that it holds 220Megs of data. I am shown 770
Megs free and 200+ megs used. There is 'no space on the device',
however, and I can't write to it. It has also lost a nominal
220Megs of capacity.
I have heard bad things about formatting these (Notably that a low
level format wipes the mp3 player bit and leaves the usb disk.
Likewise I am slow to dd onto it without mounting.
The data is of no consequence. I have been able to take an image
of the first 250 Megs, but it's mainly zeroes. I have older
(250Meg) versions around.
With best Regards,