iPod-Linux Installer
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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
  • PPC
  • 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 commented on 10 Apr 2006
so does it work on ipod nano or not?
[Version 0.4a]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Oct 2005
1-3 G is not the same as 1-3 GB.

G=Generation

GB=Gigabytes
[Version 0.3c]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Sep 2005
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?
[Version 0.3c]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Jun 2005
Doesn't want to update my firmware... And when trying to DL the updates.. doesn't work. A bit tricky :(
[Version 0.3c]

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Umaromc replied on 10 Apr 2006
You could try using an Apple Firmware updater. :p
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Jun 2005
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!
[Version 0.3c]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Apr 2005
Everything is explained at ipodlinux.org
[Version 0.3b]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Jan 2005
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!
[Version 0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Jan 2005
Works perfect on my 1st generation ipod.When will it be available for the iPod mini?
[Version 0.3]

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Anonymous commented on 11 Jun 2005
not for iPod Mini !!!
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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Jan 2005
I Love this,to the developers who made this,thank you.
[Version 0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Jan 2005
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.
[Version 0.3]


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Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:25 May 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
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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.


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