PDA

View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install ubuntu on Ipod, but keep it as an ipod..



kdb424
July 29th, 2008, 09:11 AM
I know that you can put ubuntu on an Ipod and boot it in any computer, but is it possible to partition the ipod so it still works as an Ipod, and has ubuntu on it? BTW. Mine is mac formatted, and I'm on a mac.

ilrudie
July 29th, 2008, 12:49 PM
You can probably do this but it will wear out the ipod's hard drive faster. The disk in an ipod is designed to be written to very rarely and read nearly sequentially. Random reads and writes will put more strain on it and wear it out faster. I'd recommend looking into other alternatives like putting puppy or dsl on a flash stick.

kdb424
July 29th, 2008, 09:32 PM
Alright. Thanks for the response!

gjoellee
July 29th, 2008, 10:23 PM
I don't think installing Ubuntu on an ipod really is possible, but check this out...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPodLinux

ModdTaco
July 29th, 2008, 11:16 PM
If your just using it for your mac just buy a USB hard drive. It will make you iPod last heck of a lot longer. Plus it depends on if you have a flash or HD iPod. A HD iPod will die pretty darn quick if you use it for OS use.