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MY son's wife just got him a new Ipod and he no longer has a Windows computer. About a month ago his hard drive had problems and I set him ...
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    Control Ipod with linux


    MY son's wife just got him a new Ipod and he no longer has a Windows computer. About a month ago his hard drive had problems and I set him up running Linux, MX-14 specifically.

    He connected his Ipod and of course sees it but can't send music to it. Is there an easy fix or do I have to fight the reinstall & update Windows battle. My son is not a techie at all...

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    Yeah, I saw that on Google myself but I wondered if anyone had personal success...

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    I use a different device which mounts and is usable just like any storage device. I'm a little surprised that an ipod doesn't auto mount.

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    I detest anything Apple as they force you to jump thru hoops. I asked my son if it would offend his wife if he returned it and got something a little less troublesome - and he just gave me a sorrowful stare...

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    Might want to consider running Windows in a VM, the iTunes app besides transfering files, it also backups up the system and data, and is only way to get and apply iPod updates.
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    I had an iPod Classic 120GB until recently and I almost always used GTKPod to manage it. The only problems I ever had were when I tried to really fill the disk, it used to trip up by not fully removing everything until it had almost everything loaded (metadata, thumbnails etc).

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