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Its rather sad don't you think!

Well I installed Linux onto my ipod photo 30gb, It was quite good, had doom playing and all, it was still rather choppy. The video thing is a gimic in my eyes as the videos are so ridculously hard to encode, if there was a good guide on the net tell me how to then I'd eat my words. The games were interesting... But the most dissappointing thing of all was the music, I tried listening to music nothing loaded and the thing froze, real smooth.

Dispite this I cant help but admire those people that made it. Its really very clever, doesn't have any perminant effect on the ipod. Im just gonna hold off until it gets better. I just restored my ipod after my test.

Btw I used the Mac installer.

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Strange, try re-installing it, it worked perfect for me on the same type of ipod!

 

what firmware do you have?

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I installed it on my 3rd Gen a couple months ago just for kicks. It's interesting and kinda cool to the Linux Penguin guy when you reset and/or boot into Linux. I want to try the enhanced recording capabilities with it at the David Gray concert next month.

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I installed it on my 4th gen. It was neat for 10 minutes, now i want to take it off.

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Wait Wait Apple OSX on an iPod oh......wait we have that already. Ooh airport to iPod,cool but is it possible?

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trying to boost his geek status

 

no, i bookmarked the forum page and i tried to reply to a post but when i returned to the forum it wasnt there so i did it more times. but now i know that the after i post something and click on "view my post" it takes you to an old version.

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i have a 4th gen B/W and ipod linux runs fine on it..... my ipod "color" not photo doesnt.... i talked to a dev and he said that there is more then a name diffrence between the photo and color because he said trying to get it on a color is way harder then getting it on a photo.....

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FINALLY after 5 months i have floydzilla installed. it is sooooo! cool, and videos are easy to encode and fast! :D:D:D

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can i get Linux onto my fith gen?

i would like to see what all the fuss is about.

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I tried it with my 2G iPod and it totally failed to work, BUT the iPod had been acting up so it might be a messed up hardware issue rather than Linux. I think I'm going to have to just accept that my first iPod is a junker :cry:

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