Subject: Re: Can we mount the 5th Generation Ipod?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 09/29/2006 10:38:05
On Fri, 29 Sep 2006 14:28:36 +0000, "David W. Talmage"
> I wonder if Steve's son's iPod has ever been touched by Apple's iTunes. ISTR reading somewhere (iLounge.com, 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, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb