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Old 03-22-2004, 10:07 AM   #1
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ipod on slackware

Hey guys... I was thinking of getting an ipod and am wondering two things:

Do I need to get a firewire card or can I get away with just mounting it as a USB-mass-storage drive?


what interface are people using and how well do they work.

syncPOD (I like how simple it looks)

or some other...

any other concerns you all have encountered.


Old 03-22-2004, 11:01 AM   #2
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ive not personally done it, but the easiest thing i know to do is just mount it as you would a usb key or other usb device. if you get the windows one, then its fat32. check your dmesg to see what address is assigned to it (i would guess /dev/sda1 if it is usb) and then mount it.

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/ipod

then just access it that way.

or add it to your fstab so you can just type "mount /mnt/ipod":

/mnt/ipod /dev/sda1 vfat defaults,user,exec,umask=000 0 0

if you do that and chmod 777 /dev/sda then any user can mount it an access it

the only catch you might run into is with the mac version. you have to apply some sort kernel patch to read the mac filesystem.


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