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Old 04-09-2007, 05:47 PM   #1
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iPod troubles :( (Mounted but can't format)


I've got some iPod problems; (My sister got one for her birthday)

- Xubuntu mounts it, but I can't access it. (Says there was an error or something)
- GTKPod can't use it.
- Plugging it into a PC with Windows98 doesn't do anything
- I don't have XP.

How the heck can I pull this off?

I'm pretty sure I need to format to FAT32. Do I need iTunes to do it?

I think I (Oddly enough) some of the PC's in the school's labs have iTunes, so I could hijack that and erase the filesystem from there.

But is there an easy way to do it from Linux? Any precautions? I need simple stuff here, a few commands or an application.

Cheers,
Joro.

EDIT: It appears to be 1.1.1, formatted for Windows. But I still can't access it from the Desktop, and GTKPod doesn't recognise an iPod connected to my system. (IT's supposed to allow you to "read", but it's not a clickable option)

EDIT2: It's a 2GiB iPod nano. For some reason, various icons (Like when I searched for the device, and on the desktop) say it's around 10GiB.

Last edited by Jorophose; 04-09-2007 at 06:12 PM.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 06:02 PM   #2
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when you plug the ipod in does it say anything? like on the ipod itself even?

you might not have it auto-mounting for some reason, so you might have to figure out where its plugged in at and mount it manually

i don't quite remember the exact process to set up gtkpod, but i'm sure someone can help you out.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 06:11 PM   #3
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It leaves an annoying message, with like a big red stop sign or something, and I think it says not to unplug it. (The screen backlight isn't working, so I can't tell very well)

It does show up on my desktop, as two icons, but I guess it might be a mounting problem; it might need to be manually mounted.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 07:44 PM   #4
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Well, I think I've found the problem; I need to mount the iPod to /media/ipod according to GTKPod. I made that directory just now. The problem is mounting the device there.

How do I mount a device, and to that specific location? and do I have to make sure it's unmounted first?
 
Old 04-09-2007, 07:48 PM   #5
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this command should work:

mount -t vfat (where the ipod is on your system) /media/ipod


alternatively, if it mounts you could find where it is mounted currently and just change your gtkpod settings to look there...
 
Old 04-10-2007, 04:32 PM   #6
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Thanks my friend, it's working now!
 
Old 04-10-2007, 07:48 PM   #7
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glad i could help!
 
  


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