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I just installed Ubuntu 11.04, and installed Wine, so that I could use iTunes. iTunes worked relatively well, but wouldn't recognize my iPhone. I thought it would be a good idea to uninstall it and reinstall it. Well, it won't let me uninstall it. It pops up with a program error, saying "The program msiexec.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." Then the add/remove programs in Wine freezes and won't respond, though it will let me move the window around. I would like to get iTunes off of my computer and then start fresh with something that will work properly. I am not familiar with Linux at all, so anything would be appreciated.
there is no problem there
use a mac or windows 7 -- no if's and's or but's
now if the ipod was registered using a windows computer it is formatted as fat32 so use gtkpod to access it and add and remove music
ps connecting it then to a windows box with itoons and the apple tools will delete and remove your music added on a linux box
I am sure there is a way to use iTunes in Linux. Thanks for the input, but Windows and Macs are not the only options. I am simply unaware of how to get around it. I am not trying to put new music on the iPod, I can figure that out easily, I am trying to update the software as well.
to update the ipod software to needs to sync with a running itoons program running on one of the OS's that it supports
windows xp-sp3.vista,7 or OSX
now if it is for the VERY first time pluged into a windows computer , activated with apple( registered) and the software updated it will be formatted to fat32
now doing that on a mac it will be formatted to the apple hfs partition format .
as far as i know the registering / turning it on for the first time can NOT be done on Linux OS's
the use of Windows or OSX is REQUIRED . Do to the NEED by the music industry for the required " Digital Restrictions Management "
-- i used my sisters vista box, when i went to see her one holiday a few years back .
then used the restore point to set her computer back to the way i found it .
I use MediaMonkey on XP running in VirtualBox to sync my ipod (lots of flac files that aren't autoconverted for the ipod by any Linux offerings). Runs about 1/10th the speed of a native windows computer when syncing but it gets the job done.
How you have an opportunity to move away from all this iCrap and get an MP3 player which isn't infested with DRM.
With DRM, any music provider can withdraw access to music you have downloaded and paid for, so you cannot play it again, without warning!