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Old 08-07-2004, 08:05 AM   #1
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stuck because of iTunes


hi, i was using linux but then i brought myself an iPod and i had to switch back to windows because i cant use it on linux . does anyone know if it is possible to use the iTunes software under linux using e.g. wine, or does anyone know of a way to use an iPod under linux ?
I would be very greatful if someone can help me becauce i luv linux and really despise windows !

 
Old 08-07-2004, 08:18 AM   #2
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I believe the Rhythmbox (which is a lot like iTunes) supports iPods
 
Old 08-07-2004, 08:30 AM   #3
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does it ? how do i get it, or is it included on the install cd's ? im using fedora 2. i thought that to use the iPod on linux i had to format it or something so that it is a linux file system instead of i think it comes as fat32 (not sure about that!)
 
Old 08-07-2004, 03:10 PM   #4
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GTKPod is designed specifically for the iPod. You do not need to reformat your iPod. You would need to do this if it was formatted in Apple's proprietary filesystem. The Fat filesystem, however, will mount in Linux. Read documentation to learn how to mount and how to edit your /etc/fstab.

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Old 08-07-2004, 04:51 PM   #5
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im not sure if the iPod is fat32 it might well be apple i just think i read somewhere that it was fat (really unsure! :|)
 
Old 08-07-2004, 06:27 PM   #6
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It is Fat32

I don't have my iPod with me right now, so I can't give you the exact directions, but there is a menu item in the iPod that will tell you. Check the first couple of options in the "settings" menu. Selecting one of them will give you information on you iPod such as number of songs and filesystem type. However, if you were using it under Windows, I'm almost completely sure it would have to be Fat32. I don't think Windows can mount the Apple filesystem.

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