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Tried fsck.vfat using whatever sda or sda1/2 still no chance. anomie, that looks promising. Never recompiled a kernel so far, I was just waiting for an opportunity to get my ...
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    Tried fsck.vfat using whatever sda or sda1/2 still no chance.

    anomie, that looks promising. Never recompiled a kernel so far, I was just waiting for an opportunity to get my hands on that, guess I just found one

    Guys, thanks for your help I'm gonna try that kernel tweak and will come back if needed.

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    There are many good kernel howtos, but these are two of my favorites:

    http://www.bitbenderforums.com/vb22/...threadid=58650

    http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...howtopic=13704

    Good luck.

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    Dang you guys beat me to answering this question. Anyways, that IS the issue, because for some strange reason Apple iPods don't report the correct amount of sectors (oddly enough only with USB, firewire reports the correct amount and therefore works) and having EFI enabled in your kernel will make Linux try to read those extra sectors that don't exist, which will then prevent mounting it. Oh and jeickal, make sure you have the lastest version of gtkpod (v0.94.0) for it supports the latest iTunes database and iPod firmware.

    Side-note of Weirdness: I just switch to Fedora Core 4 and was pleasently surprised that I could use my iPod mini without the kernel recompile. I don't know what exactly the developers of the Fedora camp did (disable EFI by default??), but it works just great.

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    Guys, have some bananas:

    After recompiling the kernel with CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION disable, I don't have the I/O error no more and I can mount /dev/sda2

    I migrated my nephew to Linux few months ago and he was happy with it except that he couldn't use his iPod. Now he is Linux all the way

    Next step is to be able to synchronize the iPod with Amarok. I heard the upcoming version 1.3 will have iPod support. That'll be great cause Amarok rocks!

    Thanks again

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    iPod mounting problem

    Dear linux-friends

    I cant mount my iPod, and i tried a lot of thing. Luckely i read this tread and probably somebody here knows how to help me. This is what i found in the var/log/messages:

    After plugging in the iPod

    var/log/messages

    Sep 26 22:02:33 linux kernel: usb 3-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 7
    Sep 26 22:02:33 linux kernel: scsi6 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    Sep 26 22:02:33 linux kernel: usb-storage: device found at 7
    Sep 26 22:02:33 linux kernel: usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
    Sep 26 22:02:38 linux kernel: Vendor: Apple Model: iPod Rev: 1.62
    Sep 26 22:02:38 linux kernel: Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 00
    Sep 26 22:02:38 linux kernel: SCSI device sda: 7999487 512-byte hdwr sectors (4096 MB)
    Sep 26 22:02:38 linux kernel: sda: Write Protect is off
    Sep 26 22:02:38 linux kernel: sda: Mode Sense: 64 00 00 08
    Sep 26 22:02:38 linux kernel: sda: assuming drive cache: write through
    Sep 26 22:02:38 linux kernel: SCSI device sda: 7999487 512-byte hdwr sectors (4096 MB)
    Sep 26 22:02:38 linux kernel: sda: Write Protect is off
    Sep 26 22:02:38 linux kernel: sda: Mode Sense: 64 00 00 08
    Sep 26 22:02:38 linux kernel: sda: assuming drive cache: write through
    Sep 26 22:02:38 linux kernel: sda: [mac] sda1 sda2 sda3
    Sep 26 22:02:38 linux kernel: Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi6, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
    Sep 26 22:02:38 linux kernel: Attached scsi generic sg0 at scsi6, channel 0, id 0, lun 0, type 0
    Sep 26 22:02:38 linux kernel: usb-storage: device scan complete
    Sep 26 22:02:38 linux /etc/hotplug.d/block/50-hwscan.hotplug[11533]: new block device /block/sda
    Sep 26 22:02:39 linux /etc/hotplug.d/block/50-hwscan.hotplug[11579]: new block device /block/sda/sda1
    Sep 26 22:02:39 linux /etc/hotplug.d/block/50-hwscan.hotplug[11620]: new block device /block/sda/sda2
    Sep 26 22:02:39 linux /etc/hotplug.d/block/50-hwscan.hotplug[11658]: new block device /block/sda/sda3
    Sep 26 22:02:40 linux hal-subfs-mount[11675]: registered at resmgrd and called(0) /bin/mount -t subfs -o fs=hfsplus,sync,nosuid,nodev,exec /dev/sda3 "/media/iPod"
    Sep 26 22:02:42 linux kernel: HFS+-fs warning: Filesystem was not cleanly unmounted, running fsck.hfsplus is recommended. mounting read-only.
    Sep 26 22:02:42 linux hal.hotplug[11684]: DEVPATH is not set
    Sep 26 22:02:45 linux hal.hotplug[11687]: DEVPATH is not set

    Can anybody help this newbie get happy with his iPod

    Marcel

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    I use kio_ipodslave (think thats the name)

    Either compile that or find an rpm / whatever... and then you can use konqueror, and just go to ipod:/ in the address bar and you get access to all your songs and playlists! its pretty minimal but quite good. then you can also use amarok and thats almost as good as iTunes....better in some ways...

    and u can also go to audiocd:/ and quickly copy the mp3's of a cd to ipod:/ and its all easy peasy! No mounting or any of that *rubbish* haha

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