LinuxLookup: Using Your iPod Under Linux
Dec 30, 2002, 23:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Buset)
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"Well folks, as the holiday season approaches, I'm sure many of
you have an iPod towards the top of your wishlist. If I hadn't
purchased one this fall, I know it'd be my #1. I'm sure that almost
everyone has heard about Apple's release of a Windows version of
the iPod last summer. As a (non-Mac) Linux user this was some
pretty good news for me, meaning that I had a last resort to
transfer my mp3s using my dusty Windows partition, if my Linux
ventures failed. Thank goodness they didn't.
"After doing some research on the differences between the Mac
and Windows versions of the iPod, I discovered that the main
difference was the filesystem of the firewire harddisk inside. The
Mac version uses the HFS+ filesystem, whereas the Windows version
uses the FAT32 filesystem. This was good news for Linux users, as
there is currently no write support for HFS+, but support for FAT32
"While doing some research on the net for ways of utilizing my
iPod under Linux, I came across a few different options..."