VNIA COM106 portable MP3 player & flash drive
Works well with Ubuntu 7.10 out of the box (see note 1 below).
Connects to PC via USB 2.0.
Unit is very cheap MP3 player utilising SD card for storage.
- MP3/WMA digital audio player
- SD card reader
- Built-in FM tuner
- LCD screen display
- Blue LED backlight
Five preset EQ modes: Popular, Classic, Normal, Rock & Jazz
Three play modes: Normal, Repeat 1 & Repeat all
- Auto-power off function
- USB 2.0
- Power: AAA battery
SD card reformat
If you ever need to, use the following: mkdosfs -v -n "label" -F 16 /dev/sdXX ### Also add "-c" to check for bad blocks - but this is much slower ###
where sdXX will depend on your hardware config. Use SYSTEM=>Preferences=>Hardware Information to find its device name. It should be something like sda1.
Note 1: If you encounter I/O errors when transferring large volumes of data to or from the unit check to see if the unit has been formatted to FAT32. To do this use the following command in a terminal window: dosfsck /dev/sda1
If it is FAT32 then reformat to FAT16 as described above. The unit I received (new) was pre-formatted to FAT32 and had inconsistencies between the two File Allocation Tables.
Other device names
Device is also marketed as Olin OM106
Hardware information reports manufacturer as: "AVID Electronics Corp" and device name as: "flash drive with MP3 Player"