Rockbox, iPod nano, and Ubuntu 8.10

Simon Ives simon at simonives.info
Fri Jan 9 15:56:31 GMT 2009


I re-formatted the iPod today, removing the Apple firmware, and installed the latest build of Rockbox.  It's working fine again now.  Thanks to those 
who helped out.
-- 
Simon Ives

simon at simonives.info
www.simonives.info

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On Sun, 2008-12-28 at 15:20 +1000, Simon Ives wrote:
> Hi All.  I'm having a little issue with my iPod nano running Rockbox and
> its interaction with Ubuntu 8.10.
> 
> *Hardware*
> The hardware in question is:
> - Apple iPod nano
> 	First Generation
> 	Model Number: A1137
> 	Storage: 4GB
> 	Date: 2005
> - Rockbox version: r18356-080828
> - Ubuntu 8.10 on a Compaq Presario V3118au
> 
> *Issue*
> When I plug the iPod in to a free USB port it mounts without a problem
> but only as 'read only'.  It's 'read only' when mounted on either of the
> two user accounts.  The issue began about ten days ago, it didn't happen
> after a software update and I haven't changed anything on the iPod.
> 
> I can interact with all of the files and directories if I execute the
> following command *after* the iPod has already been mounted:
> 
> sudo mount -o remount,rw /media/SIMON\'\ S\ IP/
> 
> I can only interact with the iPod, however, from the terminal emulator
> and if I navigate to another directory (not one on the iPod) and then
> back again the iPod's file system becomes 'read only' again.  Even after
> remounting the iPod is always 'read only' in Nautilus.
> 
> I'm stumped!




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