I turned everything off, restarted, and it let me dismount. I now have an album on the Fuze! My next problem is getting individual songs on from various places…how do you guys do that? Is there a preferred site? I’ll put a “solved” on this thread and start another. I am definitely going to save Daytona’s instructions, though. THANK YOU!!! for putting up with a slew up really stupid questions.
I’m glad you’ve succeeded :smileyvery-happy: Well done for sticking with it!
Your questions were not stupid. Things are made more complicated by licencing issues, the Fuze’s failure to work with all forms of ID3 tag, and the plethora of ways to do the same thing in Linux, amongst others. Even in the Windows world, things don’t always work well - as you can see in this forum!
I almost put a bit about what to do if it won’t let you unmount/eject, but I thought the post was getting a bit big! BTW, the OS calls it unmounting, and RB calls it ejecting, but it’s effectively the same thing.
Anyway, the first thing to do is wait for a couple of minutes & try again. By definition, RB has been using the Fuze, and it might take a while for to OS to realise it has stopped doing so.
If that doesn’t work close RB completely, and try right-clicking the desktop icon, and using the Unmount option.
The actual process of unmounting can take a few seconds, especially if you have only just finished writing stuff to the Fuze. When the icon has gone from the desktop (or from RB’s left panel), it’s unmounted.
If none of that works, shutting down (not pulling the plug though!) the computer will, as you discovered, force the OS to write the remaing data to the Fuze and unmount it.
It is probably worth looking at your Fuze in the filemanager and removing any old files left over from your less successful attempts to add tracks. If there are some with similar names to tracks that work, the Fuze may get confused. It is a bear of very little brain, and almost anything out of the ordinary will bother it…
Message Edited by daytona955 on 01-07-2009 12:01 AM