[LUNI] ipodlinux - has anyone tried this ?
joe at pineshome.com
Wed Sep 20 13:21:10 CDT 2006
I have to admit, after reading your message, I just spent a few hours
installing Rockbox on my 30GB iPod Photo and wow is it cool. I am only
scraping the surface but wow... how nice. I wish I could make it to the
meeting... Any chance of a video for stream/DL?
On 9/19/06 8:19 PM, "m.mccune at comcast.net" <m.mccune at comcast.net> wrote:
> I have been running Rockbox on my iPod Nano for several months
> now and I rarely use the Apple firmware anymore (iPod Linux doesn't
> work properly on the new Ipods yet). The features that Apple is
> touting in their newest firmware (gapless playback, games) have
> been in Rockbox for over a year plus rockbox has many features
> Apple still doesn't support (crossfading, 5 band equalizer and multiple
> bookmarks). The best thing is that you can dual boot into Rockbox or
> Apple's firmware.
> I am demoing Rockbox at the Chicago LUG this Saturday. So come
> with questions and comments.
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>> Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 16:06:23 -0700
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>> Subject: [LUNI] ipodlinux - has anyone tried this ?
>> To: Linux Users Of Northern Illinois - Technical Discussion
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>> An Apple iPod
>> Install a second operating system to unveil hidden power.
>> Apple iPod
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>> By Mike Kobrin
>> Are you dissatisfied with your iPod's standard capabilities? Why not install
>> of the two major alternative operating systems: iPodLinux or Rockbox. Both
>> open source and free, though they have some quirks and aren't for the faint
>> heart. But don't worry, it's unlikely that you'll damage your iPod by mucking
>> with the firmware. Rockbox, in particular, can help you get access to lots of
>> sound-enhancement and customization features.
>> iPodLinux is based on a variant of Linux called uClinux; Podzilla is the most
>> popular GUI (graphical user interface) for it. The project's goal is to let
>> run Linux (and compatible apps) on a portable storage devicesimply because
>> can. There are music player programs for iPodLinux, but these format-specific
>> apps tend to be glitchy. Rockbox, on the other hand, was created from scratch
>> and lets you customize your MP3 player as much as possible. Rockbox is also a
>> bit rough around the edges, but the developers' main focus is the music
>> and a growing list of plug-ins gives you access to games and other fun apps.
>> iPodLinux works with all Windows- and Mac-formatted iPods except the shuffle,
>> though the fifth-generation iPod and the nano are currently unsupported by
>> iPodLinux team, so things may not work quite right on those models. Rockbox
>> supports only Windows-formatted iPods with the click wheel (fourth generation
>> and newer, as well as the mini and nano), but the installer runs on Linux,
>> OS, and Windows XP.
>> The good news: iPodLinux and Rockbox can coexist (along with the original
>> firmware) on a single iPod. In fact, having iPodLinux installed makes it
>> infinitely simpler to install Rockbox. Since Rockbox requires a
>> Windows-formatted iPod, we're going to start by formatting your iPod with the
>> FAT32 file system, so you'll need access to a Windows PC. Then we'll install
>> iPodLinux, and then Rockbox on top of that.
>> For the rest of the article ..
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