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Old 06-06-2010, 06:57 PM   #1
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best ipod linux?


So I've decided that I want to put Linux on my ipod. I know there are at least two or three major versions out there, but whats the best/most stable one available? I don't really know anything at all about this aspect of linux. Thanks for your help
 
Old 06-07-2010, 08:32 AM   #2
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I'm not too sure about installing Linux on an ipod,however have you considered Rockbox?:

http://www.rockbox.org/

Open-source firmware.
 
Old 06-08-2010, 07:11 AM   #3
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There is also a true port of Linux to various iPods, http://www.ipodlinux.org/wiki
 
Old 06-09-2010, 01:47 AM   #4
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I have The GtkPod package. GtkPod is a free, graphical tool for transferring files to and from the iPod. It is the Linux equivalent of the iTunes software used for this purpose on the Mac.

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Old 06-23-2010, 11:49 PM   #6
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This would be awesome. F Apple
I'm done buying their products but if I could put linux on mine it'd be a start. Too bad it's a 4G nano. Anyone heard of something that would work on it?
 
Old 07-20-2010, 01:06 PM   #7
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Wil it work on an ipad & itouch.
Or probably just replace D ipad os wit linux, i think dat wil mek D ipad mor productive xcept 4 drivers & compatibility issues it shld work fine.
 
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Wil it work on an ipad & itouch.
Or probably just replace D ipad os wit linux, i think dat wil mek D ipad mor productive xcept 4 drivers & compatibility issues it shld work fine.
Please use words. Complete ones would be particularly appreciated.
 
Old 07-21-2010, 10:16 AM   #9
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I used http://www.ipodlinux.org/wiki back a few years ago then I had problems with some of their newer software and gave up on it. I would head over there and read through their docs and forums to get advice on what to do with your make/model.
 
  


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