3rd Generation iPod Nano write support?

Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 21:03:46 UTC 2009

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Bill Moseley <moseley at hank.org> 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.

Linux doesn't support writing to HFS+ with journalling, but it reads
it fine.  Thus your message.  Doesn't matter which iPod it is, it's
the journalled version of HFS+ that's the issue.

You can hook it back up to a Mac and turn journalling off using Disk
Utility (like it was in 10.2) and it'll work fine,  or reformat it
using a Windows machine running iTunes to FAT32.

I'm sure there's a way to do this from linux as well if you don't have
access to either a Mac or a Windows box.


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