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Old 10-29-2003, 11:26 PM   #1
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MDK 9.2 and IPOD


did anyone mange to use ipod on mdk?

THANKS
 
Old 11-11-2003, 04:35 PM   #2
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Yes :

Just connect the ipod to your PC. Give it a minute.

Start the Mandrake Control Center, choose mount points and then disk drake. If all is well, you should see a sdax (x = 0..9) tab in addition to you hdx drive. Select it and just choose a mount point. In the options, choose noauto (mdk won't try to mount it at boot) and user, so that you don't need to be root to mount it.

Then just mount it. It should be on you desktop. If not, use KDiskFree that you'll find in Application-> monitoring. Right click on it and mount.

That's worked for me since 9.1. My ipod is windows (fat32) formatted. If yours is Apple formatted, it might works if the module for the hfs file system is compiled in 9.2 stock kernel. Otherwise, you'll have to recompile your kernel.

Then to use the ipod, you can install gtkpod, or mypod (nice java app).

Of course, you can do all that with the command line, but it's longer to explain

Last edited by dukeinlondon; 11-11-2003 at 04:38 PM.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 07:23 PM   #3
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i have a firewire dvd rw + a firewire hd. somehow things screwed up cos of that...
when i connect ipod, it says "you can disconnect now" ;-)
thats fine soon i'll give rid of all that firewire gear so ipod might be able to work just fine.
 
Old 11-13-2003, 03:00 PM   #4
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before connecting the ipod, check what happening with the system with as root

tail -f /var/log/syslog
 
Old 11-14-2003, 06:33 AM   #5
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nothing... only shorewall output...

something s screwed up, it didnt show "u can disconnect" the first time i tried but cos i play a bit with hd and dvdrw (plugging/unplugging...) now it s f.... hd is connected to notebook's firewire, dvdrw to hd's hub and ipod to dvdrw' hub. i tried different "combinations", at the end, it s all the same!
 
Old 11-14-2003, 09:29 AM   #6
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When you connect your firewire hd, you should see the sbpa module being loaded right ?

What happens when you connect only the ipod ?
 
Old 12-04-2003, 04:40 PM   #7
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How about the new dell dj digital music player. Is there an application that is similar to the program for the ipod?
 
Old 01-16-2004, 11:08 PM   #8
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Yes :

Just connect the ipod to your PC. Give it a minute.

Start the Mandrake Control Center, choose mount points and then disk drake. If all is well, you should see a sdax (x = 0..9) tab in addition to you hdx drive.
i'm trying to do the same thing as the oroiginal poster (ipod on mandrake 9.2) and so far "just plugging it in" doesnt work. i'm using the firewire port on my audigy2, which does show up as a firewire port with harddrake.

so yeah, i just plug it in, and nothing.


oh yeah, and i tried the instructions that were written for gtkpod which said i should add
Code:
 /dev/sda2	/mnt/ipod	vfat rw,user,noauto,noatime,errors=remount 0 0
unfortunately, i dont have /dev/sda*.

please help, my new ipod is awesome but i hate booting in windoze!!
 
Old 01-16-2004, 11:59 PM   #9
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wow, im really sorry im a big idiot. simply rebooting seems to have made it work. please disregard my question
 
Old 04-21-2004, 01:35 PM   #10
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I realise this is dedging up a year old topic but I'm having trouble with this too.
Running Mandrake 10 (2.6.3-4mdk) and trying to connect a 3rd generation (touch sensitive controls, backlight etc) firewire, widows formatted iPod.

I insert the ipod into its dock, wait and wait and wait (even tried booting with it in the dok), run diskdrake and theres no sign of sda disks, only hda and hdb tabs there.

I've also tried the steps from the gtkpod README, inserting the same thing as the guy above me into my /etc/fstab/ and rebooting like he had to to get it to work.
Still no sign of it in diskdrake, and cant mount it with mount(8) either.

One thing that might cause the problem is the second section of the gtkpod README:

Code:
Needed configuration:
      * Code maturity level options - y
      * SCSI support - y     * SCSI disk support - y
      * IEEE1394 (FireWire)/IEEE 1394 (FireWire) support (Experimental) - y
      * OHCI-1394 support - y
      * SBP-2 support - m (important to use module -- if someone finds  out how to use hotplug with sbp2 compiled in, let me know)
I have no idea how to check if these components are compiled into the kernel by default, nor do I know how to manually compile them in.
Could this be the problem?
It looks to me like the previous posters had no problems with this sort of thing, though I guess that was on mandrake 9.2?

Anyone have any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
 
Old 05-25-2004, 05:59 PM   #11
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also trying to get ipod wokring w gtkpod on mdk

I am trying to get my ipod (original 5 gig first gen) to work with MDK 10.0 O.
I am ussing gtkpod .70
I am able to READ from the ipod, that is see the files and play them, but I am
not able to write to it.

When I try to synch gtkpod reports:
Could not open iTunesDB "/mnt/ipod/iPod_Control/iTunes/iTunesDB" for writing.

I have an inkiling that the the file /usr/fstab
might have something to do with my problem (just a guess).
I include the text of the file below, in case that is helpfull.

I also tried changing combinations of the user and group of the whole
directory recursively using chown, chgrp, and chmod.
I couldnt get this to work.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Thanks.
Gideon


/dev/hda6 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda5 /fat32 vfat umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hda9 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /mnt/cdrom supermount
dev=/dev/hdc,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto defaults 0 0
/dev/sda2 /mnt/ipod vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda8 /usr ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda7 swap swap defaults 0 0

PS- I'm a real newbie, so if you are so kind as to respond, please be as clear as possible and assume I know little !
 
Old 05-27-2004, 05:03 PM   #12
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Last edited by phiz; 05-31-2004 at 07:18 PM.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 08:48 PM   #13
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well does it work now?

Phil,

please say more. did you get it to work correctly?
are you able to synch, which would include read and write ability?
So you just added hfs suport to linux?
It doesnt look like there is much trafic here, especially from anyone who knows whats up, so PLEASE
provide any info you can. Would you look at my previous message and compare your system to mine.
What are the permission settings of the pilot? Were you able to change these, and if so how.
What does your fstab file look like?

ANY info would be GREATLY appreciated as I am not getting much help from folks out there !

THANKS

i hope you are working correctly now and perhapase can provide some assistance to me.

Gideon
 
Old 05-27-2004, 11:46 PM   #14
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Old 05-28-2004, 12:29 AM   #15
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thanks phiz . . .

thanks for your post phiz.
however it could potentialy be helpfull to me if you would take a few monents to look at my specific questions, as mentioned in my last couple posts, take a look at your own system, and report to me on what you find. While I am not ussing an hfs ipod, the specific info i requested could be helpful to me.
But i know time is short, so if you don't have the time, i understand.

thanks.

Gideon
 
  


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