Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] hfs formatted ipods

Thank you Christophe,

I've formatted the iPod as fat, after backing up the music. I seem to be missing a song or two but we're happy that it's working now.


On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 12:22 PM, Christophe Fergeau <teuf gnome org> wrote:

2010/12/1 Jarlath Reidy <jarlathreidy gmail com>:
> I have an old iPod nano which has the hfs filesystem on it. Rhythmbox can
> read the device and I can browse / play all my songs - but I can't add any
> media to it. Also, when I drag them from Rhythmbox to the desktop, I get
> files with funny names (although they do contain music).
> Is there any way I can get this to work fully?

If you look at dmesg output after having plugged in the ipod, you'll
see the kernel complains about the ipod being formatted as hfs with
journalling enabled, which forces it to mount it read-only.
Journalling can be disabled with some tweak under macosx (I forgot the
specifics, you can google for "linux disable hfs+ journalling" or
soemthing like that. When that's done, you should be able to write to
the ipod.

Hope that helps,


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