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Old 12-09-2005, 11:16 AM   #1
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SUSE 10.0 iPod mini using Amarok

Hello forum users,

This is my first request for help as I've been able to find answers to my other problems with Linux. Maybe my problem is that there's so much help out there I try too many solutions!

Here's the specifics:

I want to use Amarok (I LOVE AMAROK!) to transfer music to my iPod mini. I've created a mount folder (mnt/ipod) and added "/dev/sda2 /mnt/ipod vfat defaults,uid=500,gid=500,user,noauto 0 0" to my fstab file. Doing a fdisk -l shows
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 5 40131 0 Empty
/dev/sda2 * 6 497 3951990 b W95 FAT32

So everything should work right?

However, Amarok cannot connect to my iPod. It shows an error 'Could not find device, please mount it and try again.'

I did completely reformat my iPod on a Windows computer. I just want to get my tunes on there again. Can anybody help me?

Thank you,
Old 12-13-2005, 07:39 AM   #2
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hey there. I'm using suse 10 as well, i dont see why you needed to do all those modifications '/mnt/ipod' and what not. It could be because I upgraded my kde to 3.5 but it recognises that i've plugged in an ipod and auto mounts it to /media/ipod. Does it automount yours?
Also, amarok will connect to the pod and browse it but its file transfer is dodge (freezing and crashing and what not..) aparently the latest CVS version has it but it's not too stable so you're better off waiting for amarok 1.4 [ i upgraded my amarok to 1.3.7 bt it's still a problem. btw, i'm talking from an ipod nano point of view..
Old 12-13-2005, 02:41 PM   #3
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All right. Looks like I need to wait for the newer Amarok to get music on my iPod? Transferring is the problem.
Old 06-17-2006, 11:59 PM   #4
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take a look at Ipodlinux, or Rockbox.

Once you install either of them onto your Ipod, you can drag and drop you music onto it as if it were a USB drive, then just play it from the ipod.

No software is required to get music to your ipod.


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