iPod and Firewire

Byron Poland wpoland at gmail.com
Sun May 29 17:07:39 UTC 2005

On 5/29/05, imaek <imaekphp at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have an iPod that I would like to use with gtkpod, but for whatever
> reason, ubuntu has decided not to detect firewire at all.  I was using
> a tutorial from the ubuntu forums and it told me to link /mnt/ipod to
> /dev/sdc2 - but there is no /dev/sdc2 (there are no sdc's for that
> matter - 'ls /dev/sd*' returns nothing).  Someone else told me to try
> 'dmesg | grep 1394' but that returns a whole bunch of meaningless
> stuff (see forum post link at bottom).  Somebody elese told me to
> 'tail -f /var/log/messages' and then plug in my iPod, but nothing
> happens.
> I am in such a terrible place right now - on the brink of getting my
> iPod working again, yet so far away - that any help would be
> appreciated.
> (Note: Forum Topic Here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=37880 )
> Thank you,
> imaek - imaekphp at gmail.com
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If you can add a Volume Label to the partition in Linux or Windows,
(mine is set as IPOD) when ubuntu detects the drive by firewire or
usb, it will mount it as /media/VolumeName.  You can then just point
gtkpod to that mount point under its preferences.

As far as fire wire detection, I haven't had any issues with it. 
Check that you have the modules loaded..


also you need the scsi disk modules..

scsi_mod and sd_mod

hope that helps.

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