How to mount Sony NWZ walkman under Fedora

I recently bought a mp3/video SONY NWZ walkman (one of B172F or B173F). I plugged in the USB into the computer but it was not detected. It does not appear on the desktop and cannot be seen in a shell either.

It looks like a general issue under Linux at the moment. From ubuntu forum, one suggestion is to seqrch for the label in the /dev directory:

ls /dev/disk/by-label -lah

to figure out the device name. However, the SONY device was not found; only hard disk related:

DellUtility  _Fedora-17-x86_6  OS  RECOVERY

However, I could find it in the by-id

ls /dev/disk/by-id/

Here is the name as it appear on my computer (amongst others):


From there, you can mount the USB device as follows (note the slash before :0):

 sudo mkdir /media/Walkman
 sudo mount /dev/disk/by-id/usb-SONY_WALKMAN_1042D501543287-0\:0  /media/Walkman
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2 Responses to How to mount Sony NWZ walkman under Fedora

  1. Bajarang Sutar says:


    It had worked last time when I followed this post. But now when I try to do the same i.e.
    sudo mount /dev/disk/by-id/usb-SONY_WALKMAN_1042D8C6585658-0\:0 /media/walkman
    I get this error:
    mount: you must specify the filesystem type
    Need help.

    • Bajarang Sutar says:

      Never mind. I figured it out.
      I used :
      sudo mount -t vfat /dev/disk/by-id/usb-SONY_WALKMAN_1042D8C6585658-0\:0 /media/walkman
      and now I could mount it.

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