ok im trying to reformat my ipod touch on ubuntu. i wish to use ubuntu as my prime ipod uploading station but at the moment it does not show up in gparted or or anything.

the ipod is being reconized here:


"bus 001 device 011: id 5ac:1293 Apple, Inc."


"usb 1-3: new highspeed usb device using echi_hcd and address 11
usb 1-3: configuartion #1 chosen from 3 choices"

fdisk -l it just shows my os hdd: sda sda1 swap


# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=8d043cfd-d782-4968-882a-4f156ebfd6ed / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=1aaa91ce-80a9-4223-811c-1b7505ae7c58 none swap sw 0 0


/dev/sda1 / ext3 rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 0
tmpfs /lib/init/rw tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
varrun /var/run tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0
varlock /var/lock tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777 0 0
udev /dev tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
fusectl /sys/fs/fuse/connections fusectl rw 0 0
securityfs /sys/kernel/security securityfs rw 0 0
binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
gvfs-fuse-daemon /home/bloodyscript/.gvfs fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon rw,nosuid,nodev,user=bloodyscript 0 0

mount -a dosnt mount the ipod at all just everything else

im not sure how else to figure out how to get it to recognize it un;less i have to format it on mac or windows then work it in linux.? any help would be greatly apperciated thanks