View Full Version : Sony MD-Walkman and ubuntu?

August 1st, 2008, 12:27 PM
hi all,

has anyone managed to make a sony md-walkman (MZ-NH900, to be precise) talk to ubuntu via usb?
i work in broadcasting, use the md-recorder daily and would quite like to import audio data directly for editing.

any tips? (greenhorn alert - hold the jargon, please)

much obliged,


August 1st, 2008, 01:52 PM
I have a MZ-NH600 and have had ABSOLUTLY NO sucksess at getting linux to reconise it. even mount as a disk drive. Which is why im planning on getting rid of it.

you may want to check this

August 1st, 2008, 03:25 PM
I have tried the SonicStage software under Wine and Crossover Office with zero success, I have a small Windows partition purely for putting music on an MD. It is a PITA, but I only use it to record discs to listen to on my in car player. So I am not that bothered really.

August 2nd, 2008, 08:49 PM
Ok, I have got it working. I used Sun VirtualBox to boot Windows XP. I installed VirtualBox using the Deb file on Sun's website and then this how to, to get USB working under Windows.


August 3rd, 2008, 04:25 AM
To follow on with this. I had problems mounting an audio CD in Vitual XP, so I have found the easiest way is make an ISO image of the files you want to put on an MD, using mkisofs and the mounting that image as a Virtual CD under virtual box and then copying them to the Windows desktop. I hope all of that makes sense.

August 9th, 2008, 01:22 PM
making sense? erm, sort of :)

thanks for the suggestions, seems a little complicated.
tried sonicstage under wine too, wouldn't even let me install. ah well.