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Old 01-04-2010, 11:00 AM   #1
tortenteufel
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Question ipod shuffle without partitions under linux


Hi folks!
My girlfriend wants to use her ipod with my linux-box.
I'm running slackware 13 and so far all my usb-devices were recognized correctly.
Her ipod is running fine under windows with itunes but i'm not able to mount it on my slackware cause i don't see any partitions.
Afaik, ipods have three partitions (1st firmware, 2nd music and itunes-db, 3rd ... ?).
Do you have any idea why i don't see any partitions?
Here is my dmesg output when plugging in the ipod:
Code:
usb 3-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=05ac, idProduct=1301
usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 3-1: Product: iPod
usb 3-1: Manufacturer: Apple
usb 3-1: SerialNumber: 000A27001CF0E384
usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 2 choices
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
scsi4 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb-storage: device found at 2
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Apple    iPod             2.70 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
usb-storage: device scan complete
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] 495616 2048-byte logical blocks: (1.01 GB/968 MiB)
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 64 00 00 08
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] 495616 2048-byte logical blocks: (1.01 GB/968 MiB)
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
 sdb:
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] 495616 2048-byte logical blocks: (1.01 GB/968 MiB)
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
Thank you in advance.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 11:06 AM   #2
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It needs jailbreak if I'm not wrong. And I probably am....
What I am certain about is that you can upload music to it with the gpod driver, which is included in Slackware by default. Install gtkpod for an interface to do this (let's say from the pre-build package in Slacky).

Install gpod-python if you want to use a iPod plugin for a music player written in Python, like Exaile.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 11:19 AM   #3
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Hey lvshti!
Thanks for your response.
I'm also not sure wether jailbreak is required for the ipod shuffle.
Anyway i already have gtkpod installed and it needs a mountpoint to talk to the ipod and with no visible partitions on the ipod it won't help me in my situation.
Any other ideas?
 
Old 01-04-2010, 11:35 AM   #4
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Run it as root and set a empty directory for a mount point. It should mount the iPod itself.
Not sure about it however. It didn't worked with me simply because it doesn't support that version of the firmware (3.1.2 iPhone OS).

Last edited by Ivshti; 01-04-2010 at 11:37 AM.
 
Old 01-06-2010, 03:21 PM   #5
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Just got it working. This ipod doesn't have any "partitions". I had to mount /dev/sdb to /mnt/ipod and voila - that's it.
Thanks for your help anyway, lvshti!
 
  


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