I got A new iPod Nano 16Gig black (A1320) for me when I went to the US a few months back. I KNEW that I would have issues, but after ignoring the iPod's for the last 10 years, I felt that it was time that I just do it! I must say, very nice device. Ok, so, how did I get it to work? It was not too difficult to be honest.
- You HAVE to connect the new iPod to a Windows or Mac for the first time to do an initial check/setup process using iTunes. And then copy at least one song over. (ref)
- While in iTunes, make sure to set the iPod to work as a Hard Disk as shown here
- Also, set iTunes to manage songs manually as shown here
- If you want to use Floola (I think it rocks!), then get your fwid. Here. In short, look at the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Disk\Enum. Attach iPod and press F5 in regedit to update the view. A new entry should show up, which has a value similar to "USBSTOR\Disk&Ven_Apple&Prod_iPod&Rev_2.70\000A27001045F426&0". In this string the 16 chars after the Revision number and the backslash are the important FWID: 000A27001045F426.
- The rest is easy. In Gentoo, emerge gtkpod (0.99.14) and libgpod (0.7.93). (ref)
And that is it! Happy iPodding.....
Now, to get Floola to work, I had to do these additional steps:
- I like being prepared, so I downloaded both the Windows and Linux files, and copied it over to my iPod in a data directory. Just download these files and extract the directories somewhere. I put mine on: /dev/xxxx/data/floola/Win & /dev/xxxx/data/floola/Linux.
- The first time you run Floola with this new iPod, it requests the fwid. See top for detail on where to get it. Copy/past it in. This worked on my Ubuntu box, but not on my Gentoo Netbook. I got these errors:
..... This is where I am stuck now..... Hoping to get a answer soon....
Under Windows 7, do the following: Right click on Floola.exe, choose Properties and switch off the run as admin option in the Compatibility tab. It will ask you to copy over a dll file, I just said “automatic”, that made Floola restart, and all was fine!
Some other older interisting links:
- :) http://www.macworld.com/2005/05/secrets/julygeekfactor/index.php
- And lastly, for Neil : http://mybiggestcomplaint.com/linux-ipod-integration/9/