[linux-audio-user] how to un-ipod some m4a songs.

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Thu Apr 20 12:14:22 EDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 11:51 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> I made sure gnome-volume-manager, dbus and hal are installed.  But when
> I launch gtkpod I get:
> '/media/ipod/iPod_Control/iTunes/iTunesDB' does not exist. Import
> aborted.
> In fact /media/ipod does not exist.  If I create it and mount the thing
> manually I get permissions errors.
> How is this supposed to work?  Is gnome-volume-manager supposed to
> create the /media/ipod directory?  Should it already exist?  What are
> the correct permissions?

lee, make sure you turn off journalling on the ipod first. you'll need a
mac os x system, and use the diskutil(1) tool. linux will only mount the
ipod as a read-only FS if journalling is enabled, because the current
linux support for journalling on HFS+ is not believed to be robust


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