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boot off my iPod

by ghosh.subhodeep / November 16, 2006 5:58 AM PST

I have a 4G 20GB color iPod. I am running windows xp home sp2 on my acer aspire 3003 with two usb ports but no firewire. Is there anyway that I could install linux onto my iPod without removing my music or anything, so that I plug it in via USB, then boot into linux?

PS: I dont mind messing around or partitioning or installing linux or anything on my iPod.

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Your choice here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2006 7:21 AM PST
In reply to: boot off my iPod

But given I can boot into PCLinuxOS off a 10 cent CDR I'm wondering why I would involve my iPod.

Bob

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hard drive usage
by ghosh.subhodeep / November 16, 2006 8:10 AM PST
In reply to: Your choice here.

so i can save files onto my iPod, unless you know a linux live cd that allows you to use the cdrw as the hd, or even a dvdrw, or even better a duallayer dvd

so that when i save or create a file it would actually burn it to the cdrw/dvdrw/dual layer dvdrw

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Cheaper exits.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2006 10:32 AM PST
In reply to: hard drive usage

I picked up a 1GB flash drive for 20 bucks. Boot, read/write...

I also have a slightly more expensive 250GB USB 2.0 bootable drive. It was 89 bucks. I saw an 160GB unit for 59 bucks.

If you want to pursue an Ipod way why not boot the Linux CD and see if it plays nice with your pod?

Bob

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