My wife has an ipod MA003 that she was originally using with iTunes on a Win XP laptop.  That laptop has died and she is now using a Linux Mint 7 XFCE laptop.

I've setup gtkpod_aac, but have some questions regarding the iTunesDB. 

[1.] Is this a file or directory?  I believe it is a file.

[2.] If I am unable to retrieve the original iTunesDB from the Win XP laptop, what is the recommended course of action for creating a new iTunesDB?