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Tried to connect my iPod, but got this message:

Error mounting: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb2, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so

Have seen links to this here, but beeing rather green, I don't understand much. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/util-linux/+bug/734883 What do I do now?

The dmesg|tail says

[ 2819.709437] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 3901376 4096-byte logical blocks: (15.9 GB/14.8 GiB)
[ 2819.710161] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 2819.735294]  sdb: [mac] sdb1 sdb2
[ 2819.738060] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 3901376 4096-byte logical blocks: (15.9 GB/14.8 GiB)
[ 2819.738671] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 2819.738688] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
[ 2820.420130] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Bad block number requested
[ 2820.420167] hfs: unable to find HFS+ superblock
[ 2820.612140] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Bad block number requested
[ 2820.612191] hfs: unable to find HFS+ superblock
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The error message suggest you to read error in dmesg, have you tried to watch the output of dmesg|tail in a terminal immediatly after you see the error message? –  fain182 Sep 10 '11 at 18:25
    
@fain182 I've added the output. Does that help? –  rls Sep 11 '11 at 10:32
    
doesnt look nice to me; can one re-format hd on the ipod? –  type Sep 11 '11 at 10:38
    
I could reformat it on a windows PC, but I ain't got one, and I want to use the ipod with both mac and ubuntu. –  rls Sep 11 '11 at 11:33
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To get the iPod to mount correctly, you first need to format it using iTunes, on a Mac or PC. After that, it should mount correctly on Ubuntu.

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I think you encountered this bug: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/linux/kernel/1428824 Kernel developers are solving it in this days, IMHO you can just wait for a kernel update or try an older version of the kernel.

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