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boot off my iPod

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.

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.


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hard drive usage

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.

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?


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