iPod-Linux Installer
iPod-Linux Installer
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iPod-Linux Installer0.4b

25 May 2006

Install Linux on your iPod.

Overview

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 in iPod-Linux Installer

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.

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How would you rate iPod-Linux Installer app?

31 Reviews of iPod-Linux Installer

Anonymous
19 August 2004
Version: 0.2

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Stupid question... why would I want to?
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Monkeyscan
11 April 2006
Version: 0.4a
so does it work on ipod nano or not?
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Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 0.3c
1-3 G is not the same as 1-3 GB. G=Generation GB=Gigabytes
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Anonymous
29 September 2005
Version: 0.3c
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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1.25
Anonymous
11 June 2005
Version: 0.3c
Doesn't want to update my firmware... And when trying to DL the updates.. doesn't work. A bit tricky :(
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4.75
Anonymous
11 June 2005
Version: 0.3c
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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Anonymous
29 April 2005
Version: 0.3b
Everything is explained at ipodlinux.org
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Anonymous
26 January 2005
Version: 0.3
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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5
Anonymous
07 January 2005
Version: 0.3
Works perfect on my 1st generation ipod.When will it be available for the iPod mini?
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5
Anonymous
06 January 2005
Version: 0.3
I Love this,to the developers who made this,thank you.
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Anonymous
03 January 2005
Version: 0.3
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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Anonymous
23 December 2004
Version: 0.3
When will this be on 4G iPods?
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Anonymous
23 December 2004
Version: 0.3
Ok, here I go... I can see all the potential uses for Linux on iPod but while most part of people are discussing about games or making a PDA of your iPod (what sounds weird) I would like to go straight in what iPod is about: MUSIC! I have a 4G and pardon my French, Aplle sucks! Sucks not because iPod isn't a good MP3 player but it sucks because its marketing strategies are so user 'unfriendly'. Everything I wanted from my iPod besides the disk use and listening to music is Recording (at good birates) capabilities and besides Belkin and Griffin mics for voice there is no such a thing in the marketing. Is there a way that recording capabilities can be added to linux on iPod?
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Nicholas Adams
21 December 2004
Version: 0.3
So what is the object of this? Other than to have Linux on an iPod. Can you still play music and update the songs via iTunes?
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Anonymous
21 December 2004
Version: 0.3
wtg iPod-Linux team - soon will come a time when we can run apps, games, and who-knows-what on our iPods, and gain all the possible functionality that Apple left off!
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4.75
Anonymous
20 December 2004
Version: 0.3
good, cant wait for v1.0.
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1
Anonymous
20 December 2004
Version: 0.3
this thing don't work on my ipod :(
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3.75
Anonymous
20 December 2004
Version: 0.3
Not much it can do now, so a 5-star review isn't exactly justified, but it's clear that this project has near limitless potential. New apps, formats, etc... Can't wait to see it in the future =)
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Anonymous
20 November 2004
Version: 0.2a
very good
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1.5
Anonymous
29 October 2004
Version: 0.2a
Useless Geekware
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Wen-Tzu
28 October 2004
Version: 0.2a
Thank you very much. It works great now. I'll be more careful and read the documentation more carefully next time.
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Wen-Tzu
28 October 2004
Version: 0.2a
Ok, so, because I'm a complete idiot, I checked the "Make Linux Default OS" box and now I can't get my iPod to show up on my computer anymore. Because it's not showing up, I can't add songs, use it as a HD, or Delete Linux. Is there any way to break past my stupidity and uninstall Linux in a humane manner?
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KRC
28 October 2004
Version: 0.2a
I swear! This is pretty sick! I like it! I kind of wished the Podzilla software coud play m4a files and display Japanese text properly but other than that, I think I liked my geeked-out iPod. Neato!
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Anonymous
28 October 2004
Version: 0.2a
Looks like a geeks' toy. Apple's marketing strategy is clear : iPod is a multimedia gadget, not a productive machine. For technology workers, Linux on iPod be quite useful if iPod had an network interface, but it doesn't. Don't tell me that I can use 802.11 USB devices; it's not what a hand-held administrative machine should do. For personal user, the screen of iPod is much smaller than ordinary PDAs, and it's not touch-pad. How do I supposed to input and control complex applications, say, like style-sheet, with one wheel and four button ? If I need these feature, I can grab a PDA.
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Anonymous
27 October 2004
Version: 0.2a
OK this sounds cool... sorta... But I'm kind of confused, what does this add to the iPod other than "proof of concept"? The iPod has no keyboard & really no efficient input device at all. How much can you do with Linux & a scroll wheel? Understand I'm not being critical, I'd really like to know what the potential uses are. Thanks.
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Anonymous
27 October 2004
Version: 0.2a
I'm having overall problems downloading from Source Forge, anyone else having this problem?
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Anonymous
27 October 2004
Version: 0.2
Wow! I'm the developer of this app and had no idea it was being posted everywhere. Anyhow, to let you all know there is an update to it ipodlinuxinstl.sourceforge.net/index.shtml It had the newest podzilla, kernel, and a bug fix. Cheers
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Anonymous
20 August 2004
Version: 0.2
I bought my 3G 10 GB iPod for two reasons: to listen to music, and to transport large files from computer to computer. It still does both admirably, and I can't imagine wanting any more from my 'Pod.
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Anonymous
20 August 2004
Version: 0.2
Following a previous comment: it is true that the aim of this project is to extend the limited things you can do with the apple software. At the moment, few applications exist, but since microwindows works it is very easy to program for the ipod yourself. At the moment, four games are available: othello, pong, tetris, minesweeper
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Anonymous
20 August 2004
Version: 0.2
All the software out there I really NEED to be written & someone spends their time on THIS??? Impressive, but man... You guys are geeks for sure.
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Anonymous
19 August 2004
Version: 0.2
Why? Well for those with first/2nd gen etc iPods, this one day may offer more that the current firmware does. i.e more games, more formats etc... but at the moment i think this is more of a proof of concept.
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Anonymous
19 August 2004
Version: 0.2
Stupid question... why would I want to?
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