Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] hfs formatted ipods
- From: Jarlath Reidy <jarlathreidy gmail com>
- To: Christophe Fergeau <teuf gnome org>
- Cc: rhythmbox-devel gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] hfs formatted ipods
- Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 15:56:00 +0000
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>
2010/12/1 Jarlath Reidy <jarlathreidy gmail com>:
If you look at dmesg output after having plugged in the ipod, you'll
> 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?
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
Hope that helps,
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