[linux-audio-user] how to un-ipod some m4a songs.

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Thu Apr 20 12:24:04 EDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 12:14 -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 11:51 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > I made sure gnome-volume-manager, dbus and hal are installed.  But when
> > I launch gtkpod I get:
> > 
> > '/media/ipod/iPod_Control/iTunes/iTunesDB' does not exist. Import
> > aborted.
> > 
> > In fact /media/ipod does not exist.  If I create it and mount the thing
> > manually I get permissions errors.
> > 
> > How is this supposed to work?  Is gnome-volume-manager supposed to
> > create the /media/ipod directory?  Should it already exist?  What are
> > the correct permissions?
> lee, make sure you turn off journalling on the ipod first. you'll need a
> mac os x system, and use the diskutil(1) tool. linux will only mount the
> ipod as a read-only FS if journalling is enabled, because the current
> linux support for journalling on HFS+ is not believed to be robust
> enough.

It's a Windows formatted ipod - the first partition I can't mount, the
seconds seems to have the music on it and is a vfat FS.  It does work if
I mount it by hand from a terminal so this seems to be a Gnome issue.



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