[LUNI] ipodlinux - has anyone tried this ?
m.mccune at comcast.net
m.mccune at comcast.net
Thu Sep 21 17:06:37 CDT 2006
Have you tried Doom yet? Rockbox plays standard Doom WADS! I've killed may an hour on the train playing Doom, Doom2, TNT and Plutonia.
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> Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 13:21:10 -0500
> From: Joe Pine <joe at pineshome.com>
> Subject: Re: [LUNI] ipodlinux - has anyone tried this ?
> To: "luni at luni.org" <luni at luni.org>
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> 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.
> > http://www.chicagolug.org/Meetings
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> >> Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 16:06:23 -0700
> >> From: "" <mark at msbrepairs.com>
> >> Subject: [LUNI] ipodlinux - has anyone tried this ?
> >> To: Linux Users Of Northern Illinois - Technical Discussion
> >> <luni at luni.org>
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> >> An Apple iPod
> >> 08.30.06
> >> Install a second operating system to unveil hidden power.
> >> Apple iPod
> >> Total posts: 2
> >> By Mike Kobrin
> >> Are you dissatisfied with your iPod's standard capabilities? Why not install
> >> one
> >> of the two major alternative operating systems: iPodLinux or Rockbox. Both
> >> are
> >> open source and free, though they have some quirks and aren't for the faint
> >> of
> >> 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
> >> you
> >> run Linux (and compatible apps) on a portable storage devicesimply because
> >> you
> >> 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
> >> player,
> >> 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
> >> the
> >> 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,
> >> Mac
> >> OS, and Windows XP.
> >> The good news: iPodLinux and Rockbox can coexist (along with the original
> >> Apple
> >> 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 ..
> >> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2010245,00.asp
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