How To Mount Asus Eee Pad Transformer SSD On Linux Mint

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Over the past year, Linux Mint has become one of the most used Linux distributions out there, perhaps particularly because of its Ubuntu base and full compatibility with Ubuntu apps. In the Android tablet world, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is currently the undisputed king, and has become the most favoured Android tablet by enthusiasts and casual users alike. When it comes to handheld devices like phones and tablets, accessing their storage from your computer for transferring files often comes handy. For the Transformer owners running Linux Mint on their computers wishing to mount their Asus Transformer for accessing its content, there is a very handy and quick solution available, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member rootblock. Want to learn more about it? Read on after the jump.

This solution is basically a simple script that you need to run on your computer, that is all. The script automates the entire process of configuring your machine, allowing you to browse or modify the files on the tablet’s SSD. This gives you total access to the Transformer’s internal memory. Now how to do that? Let’s get on with it.

Transformer-LinuxMint-Mount

To begin, download the mount script file and extract its contents to your computer using your favourite archiving software. In the extracted directory, you will find a file named TransformerMount.bash. Connect your tablet to the computer and then run the script. Once the script it is done running, you will gain access to the files and folders on the Transformers SSD.

Please note, that the script is to be run only once and not time and time again every time you connect your tablet to the computer, as it will make all the required configuration changes when you run it. Furthermore, the script has not been tested on Ubuntu right now and the developer would appreciate any feedback regarding that. Though since it runs on Linux Mint, it is quite likely to run on Ubuntu as well. If you are worried about messing up any configuration, don’t fret, as that has been taken care of. When you run the script, all existing configuration files are also backed up by the script, allowing you to revert back to them safely in case of any issues.

For updates and queries regarding this script, visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers.

Tried this script out on your machine? Gave it a shot on Ubuntu as well? Don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comments below.

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  • Brian Richards

    I am trying to connect an Asus TF700T transformer pad to Linux Mint 14 and when I run TransformerMount2.bash I get the following:
    brianr@brianr-MS-6747 ~/Desktop $ sudo sh TransformerMount2.bash
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    mtpfs is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 15 not upgraded.
    Creating mount point
    mkdir: cannot create directory `/media/transformer’: File exists
    Backing up android.rules
    cp: cannot stat `/etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules’: No such file or directory

    What do I need to do to rectify the situation?
    B.R.