Subject: Re: iPod shuffle?
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/03/2005 17:11:21
In message <>, Andrew Gillham writes:
>On Thu, 03 Feb 2005 12:04:36 +0100, Matthias Buelow <> wrote:
>> Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> > Has anyone tried connecting an iPod shuffle to NetBSD?  Does it show up
>> > as a USB disk?  (The iPod mini does *not* work with NetBSD or
>> > (apparently) FreeBSD -- it shows up as a umass, but never manages to be
>> > attached.)
>> I'm waiting for mine to get delivered ("before or on Feb 24th" :-|,
>> ordered a week ago).  Seems AppleStore only just started shipping here
>> in .de for iPod Shuffle and Mac Mini...
>It works fine for me as 'sd0' on a -current system.  On a 2.0.1
>(GENERIC) system  I just popped it into I get this:
>umass0 at uhub0 port 1 configuration 1 interface 0
>umass0: Apple iPod, rev 2.00/10.01, addr 2
>umass0: using SCSI over Bulk-Only
>umass0: no buffer memory
>I guess I need to test this out a bit more and possibly file a PR.  I
>assumed it work on 2.x since it worked on my -current system. :)

That's a well-known limitation of our USB support.  fvdl has some 
patches that went in to -current to eliminate the problem -- I wonder 
if someone should request a pull-up to the 2.0 branch.
>I was able to make a copy of the drive (with 'dd') and copy files on
>it without a problem.  It is a FAT32 file system, but iTunes creates a
>number of directories to index the files and such, so you can't just
>copy MP3 files onto it.  Well once you've loaded something with iTunes
>you might be able to add stuff easily to one of the directories, I
>haven't test that out.

Hmm -- we eagerly await your results....

		--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin,