i've been doing a lot of reading and preparing for setting up my ipod on my linux box. i got the apple usb adapter as my box doesn't have a firewire port - and was wondering if the setup was very different?
i was fiddling around with it yesterday and noticed that the device was recognised properly when plugged into the usb controller.
i just wanted to see if there was anything different regarding mounting the device or anything i should be aware of before going ahead this evening. (note when i was fiddling yesterday i did try to mount the device as a scsi device without much luck - but i hadn't run through the entire installation process properly owing to compile problems i have since resolved).
I was considering buying an iPod and was just curious if anyone including the previous author has had any experience using their iPod with linux, such as whether a person can copy files directly into a diectory on the iPod or not.
If you haven't done it already I think the iPod is a fat32 file format meaning the mount command (in su mode) would be:
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/ipod
assuming you have already created a directory in mnt called ipod, and the special device is /dev/sda.
I have been able to get the Ipod Mini to work reasonably well on Ubuntu.
The mount command is actually:
mount -t vfat /dev/sda2 /mnt/ipod
/dev/sda1 contains a special partition for the apple software/
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