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iPod-Linux Installer is an easy-to-use installer that enables Mac OS X user to install and use linux on their HFS+ formatted iPods in addition to the Apple Supplied OS. Currently supports 1-4G, Mini, and Photo iPods. Installation on Nano and Video possible but not supported. Additional iPods will be supported according to what developments are made on the iPodLinux kernel.

What's New

Version 0.4b:
  • Added support for 4G, Mini, and Photo iPods. Installation is possible on Nano and 5G iPods but is not supported. Note: This is an initial alpha release, be prepared for some bugs.
  • Includes newest kernel as of April 1st 2006.
  • Added check to make sure user was able to write to where the installer is located.

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.3 or later
  • iPod: 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, Mini, or Photo iPod
  • Installation is possible but not supported on Nano and 5G (Video) iPods

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monkeyscan
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so does it work on ipod nano or not?

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Version 0.4a
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Anonymous
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1-3 G is not the same as 1-3 GB.

G=Generation

GB=Gigabytes

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Version 0.3c
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Anonymous
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A few questions:
Does this thing work with anything other than the really old iPods?
Like the iPod nano for example?
It IS a 1-3 gig iPod after all (providing that you get the 2 gig one of course)
Also, does it actually install Linux for you (like the real Linux and not a version of Linux designed for the iPod) or do you need to have the OS first and that this just allows you to install it. Kind of like installing it on a modded xbox if any of you know about that.

An furthermore, can you do the same thing on the iPod (only restrained by the limited amount of space) as any other computer with this OS?
Perhaps maybe watch videos??

That idea just seems too good to be true, but at the same time very posible.
But if it didnt do things like that, then what would it do that the iPod already couldnt without it?

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Version 0.3c
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Anonymous
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Doesn't want to update my firmware... And when trying to DL the updates.. doesn't work. A bit tricky :(

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Version 0.3c
Jeffrey Nelson (Developer)
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What exactly is the problem you are encountering? Are you trying to install it on an iPod other than 1-3G? This will not work because these iPods are not supported.

If you have a 1-3g iPod, are actually having problems with the installer, please email me and I will be happy to help.

Cheers

Umaromc
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You could try using an Apple Firmware updater. :p

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Anonymous
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Wicked!
Love it..

Can't wait for more updates..

Shows that Apple really have not run with this product as much as they could....

Had a scare when I tried to eject the iPod from the installer after install and it went blank.. (Nice touch leaving instruction on screen about switching OS though - Real good for Linux people with short term memory problems! ;-) ) Anyway, then all the scrolling text as Linux booted freaked me out! But all went well!!
Perhaps a few notes about that in the docs might be good!

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Version 0.3c
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Anonymous
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Everything is explained at ipodlinux.org

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Version 0.3b
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Anonymous
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So I've got its installed and it seems pretty cool... but what does it do really? Does it do anything more then let you play a few new games? Can I install other linux programs onto it? A little advise as to what I should do with it would be great!

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Version 0.3
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Anonymous
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Works perfect on my 1st generation ipod.When will it be available for the iPod mini?

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Version 0.3
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Anonymous
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not for iPod Mini !!!

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Anonymous
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I Love this,to the developers who made this,thank you.

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Version 0.3
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Anonymous
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my only complaint is the lack of functionality with modern models. I think it's a great idea. Sure, the interface doesn't look as nice as the default apple os, but in time, who's to say what will spring from the efforts of these programmers.

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Version 0.3
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Downloads 16,665
Version Downloads 139
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 25 May 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free