Boot Ubuntu from iPod (HDD based.)

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at
Tue Feb 14 17:55:41 UTC 2012

On 02/14/2012 07:45 AM, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>> 	Tossing around an idea for my next project...
>> I have a 30GB iPod 5th generation.
>> I was wondering if it's possible to get Ubuntu to boot from it, and
>> still have iTunes use it as normal (with reduced capacity, of course)
> Ubuntu only supports arm7 and x86. I very much doubt the iPod runs
> either of those I'm afraid. Even that aside, it's rather peculiar
> hardware. Rockbox might be a better place to start.

	Actually, what I meant (and not stated clearly) is to use the iPod as 
an external HDD for an Intel computer to boot from.
	So far, no dice. I installed using Startup disk creator...

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