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  1. #1
    Ashley Matthews
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    Default Linux iPod Client / Dual Boot Query?

    Hi,

    I'm about to buy an iPod, but have a small problem. I run Linux and as far as I am aware Apple has not released a version of iTunes, and I'm not sure of the details of the Crossover Office version of it.

    Question One: Does anyone know of a Linux (Fedora 2) program that could let me copy Music to an iPod without using the iTunes software.

    Question Two: Failing that above, is there a way I could install Windows XP (noting that FC2 is already happily installed by itself), just to use iTunes?. I take it I'd need to repartition in linux somehow (any ideas) and then install but as i hear windows xp doesn't like that much.

    Any ideas appreciated

    Ash

  2. #2
    Graham L
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    Default Re: Linux iPod Client / Dual Boot Query?

    "ipod linux" to Google tells me that you could install Linux on the iPod. That might not be quite what you want.

    But have a look at how someone at Duke University has connected one to a Linux machine.

  3. #3
    fus1_n
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    Default Re: Linux iPod Client / Dual Boot Query?

    Sure, but the sound quality is worse and the device drivers don't work well... etc. It is cool though I think an Ipod works just like any MP3 player or USB flash drive: you just plug it in and it appers in MY comp. In Linux you might have to use umount/mount /mount etc. (i am a n00b to linux) But my friends 4GB MuVo2 just plugs into any comp, then you drag file onto it, just like a flash drive. Personaly I wouldn't buy an I-Pod I would get this: http://www.ascent.co.nz/mn-product-spec.asp?pid=120913

  4. #4
    Graham L
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    Default Re: Linux iPod Client / Dual Boot Query?

    I think the problem is that the iPOd uses Firewire, not USB. ;-)

  5. #5
    Lohsing
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    Default Re: Linux iPod Client / Dual Boot Query?

    But there are USB adaptors for the iPod...

    Lo.

  6. #6
    ilikelinux
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    Default Re: Linux iPod Client / Dual Boot Query?

    is it possible that the ipod shows up as a scsi hard disk, just like a usb thumb drive...

    ILL

  7. #7
    DangerousDave
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    Default Re: Linux iPod Client / Dual Boot Query?

    ok for your ipod query...

    the 4g ipod comes with a USB2.0 and Firewire cable, while 3g and earlier come with only a firewire cable (while you could buy an expensive USB2.0 one for the 3g ipod). Now you can run it in Linux using a program called ephPod, google that for a link, its heaps better than iTunes too IMHO, better control over music placement etc.

    Have fun

    - David

  8. #8
    Chilling_Silence
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    Default Re: Linux iPod Client / Dual Boot Query?

    You still SCSI-device emulation over Firewire though.

    Ive been told that its just a normal SCSI device, so as root:
    mkdir /mnt/itunes
    chmod 777 /mnt/itunes
    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/itunes -o umask=000
    (That's Zero's on the end, and the letter "o" after "itunes -".....)
    That way users can read / write to it....

    That should get you your iTunes mounted :-)


    Chill.

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