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Old 01-03-2005, 11:23 PM   #1
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Linux and iPod HFS+


Well, I want to pull a lost music file from my iPod, and I can't seem to figure out how to mount it. My Linux kernel supports HFS+, but it just won't mount:
Code:
# mount -t "hfsplus" "/dev/sdb2" "/mnt/ipod/"
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb2,
       or too many mounted file systems
Could someone help me with this?
 
Old 01-03-2005, 11:28 PM   #2
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Do a 'man mount' and it will tell you which filesystems it supports. I don't believe it's called "hfsplus" but rather "hfs" I think.

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Old 01-04-2005, 05:27 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by twantrd
Do a 'man mount' and it will tell you which filesystems it supports. I don't believe it's called "hfsplus" but rather "hfs" I think.

-twantrd
Well, that didn't really fix anything. Although, I [i]do[/] know to use "hfs" instead, now. But it still won't mount, and gives the same error message.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 05:34 PM   #4
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Don't know a thing about Ipod's but are you sure of the file system on it. Maybe it is vfat.

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Old 01-10-2005, 09:25 PM   #5
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HFS+ ipod

The data partition on a HFS+ iPod ("Mac formatted iPod") is the third partition. The first is a partition table, the second has the OS, and the third is data.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 05:03 PM   #6
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Make sure you have HFS+ support compiled into the kernel.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 09:48 PM   #7
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did you try
Code:
mount -t hfs [partition name] [destination]
?

thats what it is to mount a regular mac hfs+ filesystem
 
Old 02-13-2005, 12:00 PM   #8
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If it is indeed available as a device, you should be able to mount it if it truly is hfsplus with root priv:

mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdxn /mnt/target

This must be available as a partition at sdxn (sda3 for example). You can use the graphical hardware browser to take a look. Also, the target directory must exist and be owned by root.

If the iPod was used with a PC initially, it may be FAT formatted.

Are you trying to connect over firewire? If so then search for '1394' and 'ohci' in these forums for that setup.

Tim
 
Old 04-11-2005, 08:03 PM   #9
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im using a HFSplus ipod with SuSE 9.2 (2.6.8)
hfs and hfsplus are totaly diferent. If you mount it hfs all you get is a note that you have to upgrade to mac os 8 or newer. I had to re-compile my kernal without EFI partition suport. (If you check an ipod for that type of partition it just locks up.) The comand i use is:

mount -t hfsplus /dev/sda3 /mnt/iPod/

this will be a little diferent for you. Mac ipods have 3 partitions:

1 - nothing(i've heard of io errors on the first block i think thats why this is there.)

2 - ~32Mb iPod Firmware

3 - Your music and files

also I don't know if this will apply to you But I share my iPod with a Mac(Os X 10.3) and I had to go into "ipod preferances" in itunes and check the box marked "enable iPod for disk use". If you don't have access to a mac you can sync it with an windows box(Ewww) and it will convert it to fat32 for you. This is the best way to convert your ipod. you can reformat it with linux and copy the firmware but ive heard of lockups and other problems doing this. All iPods come as HFS+ from apple
 
Old 04-12-2005, 03:58 PM   #10
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I'm not 100% certain BUT as far as I'm aware you cant "pull MP3's from IPOD's". Its a counter measure apple made to prevent copyright. With windows you need special tools to extract MP3's.

But am not sure, investigate
 
Old 04-12-2005, 04:18 PM   #11
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Quote:
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I'm not 100% certain BUT as far as I'm aware you cant "pull MP3's from IPOD's". Its a counter measure apple made to prevent copyright. With windows you need special tools to extract MP3's.

But am not sure, investigate
Sure you can. I have a 4g 20gb ipod with vfat fs. Just mount it and cd to the dirs that contain your tracks and cp em anywhere you want. It's just not posible with itunes I think.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 07:26 PM   #12
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you can pull songs of the iPod I do it all the time I don't even have my mp3s on my linux box i just mount the ipod and use them from there (of course i also built my computer to have a P4 2.4 1Gb of ram and a 13.5Gb hard drive so I don't have a lot of space)
 
Old 04-12-2005, 07:31 PM   #13
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Fair nuff I did not know all this. In all honesty ive only ever used itunes and remember being pissed off when i couldnt get songs easily from it cos they were indexed all weird. Now I know to stick with a linux distro
 
Old 04-13-2005, 12:04 PM   #14
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are you using the windows itunes ? because sucks next to the mac version. it looks the same but i've used both and there are lots of features missing from the windows version.
 
  


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