3rd Generation iPod Nano write support?
bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Fri Mar 13 18:56:43 UTC 2009
Bill Moseley wrote:
> What's the current status of write support for these devices?
> When connecting to an 8.10 machine I'm seeing:
> hfs: write access to a journaled filesystem is not supported, use
> the force option at your own risk, mounting read-only.
> My son purchased the bulk of his music using iTunes on an old PowerPC
> iBook (which is now dead with a hardware failure) so of course, the
> bulk of the music can't be played via Rhythmbox due to the DRM issues.
> Forgot to factor in the cost of new Apple hardware into those song
> purchases. ;)
If you can read from the filesystem, you might be able to copy the data
off, then use Windows to reformat/reinitialize the iPod (maybe Windows
virtualized in something like Virtualbox).
His iTunes account should still be accessible once you get the Windows
version installed. I suggest this because using the Windows iTunes to
reformat the Nano should give it a FAT32 filesystem, and your system
should then be able to mount it read/write.
I also think that using that install of iTunes should give him access to
the things he purchased previously, but you would find that out once you
get it installed and connect to ITMS with his account. If not they may
be able to help you with their support address; I know they've been
helpful for us with issues involving billing and lost music before.
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