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    OS for ipod touch 2nd gen?


    Hi everyone

    Well, we have an old second gen ipod touch 8GB that my father pretty much doesn't use anymore. So I was thinking of putting Linux or something usable on it. It cannot update to any new iOS systems anymore as it is not supported.

    I know Bodhi linux can go on tablets, so I was thinking "an ipod is a mini tablet :P "

    I didn't know if maybe I could open something, like lets say, Damn small linux or puppy linux or something and install it onto the ipod like a USB drive and it work?

    I don't know what sort of CPU or hardware ipods have, so sorry if it is not supported by anything I mentioned.

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    Thanks I was looking at that distro but realized that it has not been updated sense 2009. So I was worried about security issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    Second gen ipod touch (like I have) is not supported by the one in the first link. The idroid project only supports first gen touchs

    I know there is ipodlinux (which is not being updated, and doesn't support ipod touch) and rockbox (not for ipod touch's).

    If I installed ipodlinux

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    Gamestop buys used Ipods, and so do people on craigslist
    Maybe you can trade it for something that works with open source software

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzle View Post
    Gamestop buys used Ipods, and so do people on craigslist
    Maybe you can trade it for something that works with open source software
    Gamestop gives about $50 for them. Which is a good price considering how outsdated it is

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    i had an idea earlier:
    What if you could find a way get xfce or lxde on a jailbroken ipod?
    it would make the ipod function like more like linux.
    iOS is considered "unix-like" and many of the jailbreaking utils are from debian, so it should be compatible.
    any ideas on how to get it/make it work?

    Originally Posted by mizzle
    Maybe you can trade it for something that works with open source software
    if you jailbreak it you can do whatever you want with it

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    Yeah, I would like the same thing, but It seems that there are none availiable.

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