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Old 04-01-2005, 02:45 PM   #1
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gtkpod scrapped my ipod... got a backup thou, so how do i re-init it?


gtkpod had managed to scrap the contents of my ipod somehow (appears utterly blank), however i did make copy of iPod_Controls directory onto my HDD 'just in case'.
I though recoery would be as easy as copying the directory back onto the ipod, since iPod_Controls holds all the vital information, however that didn't do much.

Right now my idea is to re-initilize the ipod as a blank with a proper directory structure, etc, and than just add all soungs from the backed-up directory on the hard drive though gtkpod or some other app. However how do I do that? I can do that in iTunes no problem, but looks liek I'll have to do it w/o it.. any suggestions?

thank you,
Old 04-02-2005, 09:38 AM   #2
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The gtkpod application has a file menu item to recreate the directory structure on the ipod:

File->Create iPod's Directories

You should probably reformat the partition though. Every iPod I know of has corrupted its file system at least once. Recreating the files on a corrupted filesystem is just asking for trouble. If it's a Windows iPod, attached to the machine as /dev/sda, then:

mkdosfs -v -F 32 /dev/sda2

(for a Windows iPod, the second partition is where the music files live, and the first partition is where the firmware lives).

I know there's an hfsplusutils package for Linux, but I've never reformatted an hfsplus iPod (Mac version) on Linux.


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