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Old 03-30-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Kubuntu 7.10 (with KDE)
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banshee sync with iPod


I have a question relating to Banshee. I am very impressed and happy that there is a feasible replacement for iTunes! However, I just installed a Linux partition (Kubuntu) beside my Windows one a few days ago, and this is one of the few things I still have to work out before I can totally ditch Windows (something which I have never been able to do completely and it looks like it will be possible, finally with software advancements, etc). My Windows partition is taking up all but like 6GB or 8GB of my whole hard drive. Also, all my music is on my Windows partition, so I imported it all into Banshee. I plugged my iPod 1gen 4Gig nano in and Banshee recognized it but said it could not read it because I have synced it with my newer Windows iTunes it said it would have to rebuild the database. I want to know what does rebuilding the database on the iPod do? I'm assuming it makes it so that my Windows iTunes version will no longer function with it? I would be fine with this if I knew that it would keep all my music on my Windows partition (because I don't have room for it on my Linux one). The thing that I foresee it doing if I rebuild the database (and I'm just speculating) is taking all the music off my iPod and copying to some location on my Linux partition, so that it has its own way to index all the files in its native partition. Will this happen? If I can get my Palm TX to sync properly with Linux then that will be the last thing I need to totally ditch Windows, so in the future I would have the whole 60 GB hard drive devoted to Linux, so I would have the music on its native partition.

Thanks in advance! Sorry for the long post!


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