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Using your iPod in linux

There are two main applications that you can use to manage your iPod, Amarok or gtk-pod.

Making your iPod work

I use hfsplus as the filesystem, this is the same filesystem as used by apple. if you use hfsplus you cannot use the ipod on a windows system.

the Linux kernel does not support journalling on hfsplus, which will cause you ipod to be mounted read-only. to fix this you have two options

  • under OS X turn journalling of. this is done at a console usuing the command
diskutil disableJournal volumeName
  • under linux install hfs-tools ( Available in Fedora Extras) and run
mkfs.hfsplus -v "iPod" /dev/sdXn ( where X matches your device)