Subject: Re: Can we mount the 5th Generation Ipod?
To: None <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/29/2006 10:38:05
On Fri, 29 Sep 2006 14:28:36 +0000, "David W. Talmage"
<> wrote:

> I wonder if Steve's son's iPod has ever been touched by Apple's iTunes.  ISTR reading somewhere (, maybe?) that you *have to* attach your iPod to iTunes once before you can use it.  If that's true, maybe iTunes puts a proper disklabel on the iPod.
> I had a similar problem with a brand new 4GB SD card.  It came formatted and both of my digital cameras read and wrote it without complaint but NetBSD wouldn't and fabricated a bogus geometry for it.  I formatted it with my Canon SD450 using the "low-level format" option.  Then NetBSD loved the new SD card.
My son only uses his iPod with (Windows) iTunes.  I've never let iTunes
near my Nano.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,