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woolsherpahat
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:20 pm    Post subject: IPod with Mac OS X and Gentoo Reply with quote

Quick question. I was wondering if the 2.6.* kernel support for the HFS+ filesystem that Mac OS X uses is good enough that I can use my Ipod in both OS X and Linux? I know the Ipod works with vfat but it'd be nice to use both ITunes in OS X and my Linux boxes.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tis a good question. Most howto's always recommend using vfat (i do) but it would be nice if anyone's got any 'real world' experience of a pod on HFS :roll:
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if I can get Gentoo onto my iBook sometime soon, I'll let you know. Like you mentioned most of the Ipod tutorials recommend vfat but that's hardly practical for a PPC dual-booting Linux. A large majority of them seemed to be older tutorials too, I wonder if HFS+ support has gotten better since they were written.

Regardless, hopefully I'll have a system running soon to experment with.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, i didn't know that the iPod is running on vfat. anyway, i used to mount my os-x partition under YDL3 and never had problems. i can't imagine why it should be different with gentoo. simply activate the hfs+ drivers and install the hfstools. that should do it. (i mounted them read only though, not sure about writing to a hfs+ partition) one thing you should keep in mind: ownership. when i installed gentoo i made sure that uid/gid under os-x are the same und gentoo, so i wouldn't run into conflicts...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a first gen (5gb) ipod formatted HFS+ and it works great. all you need to do is compile HFS+ support in the kernel, and then under the Firewire drivers include those options and the SBP2 option and ur set. my /etc/fstab line for the ipod reads as follows:

/dev/sda /mnt/ipod hfsplus noauto,users,rw 0 0
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i installed gtkpod and followed their website toots and surprisingly enough it manages to work exactly as promised with my hfs+ ipod mini.
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