What do you mean? Did you bring the iPod to a Windows box and try to reformat it for Windows? Or did you do something else? What is 'disk utility'?
was this it,and I thought I used disk utility to change the setup for the ipod to windows but now it doesn't show up in disk utility or when i connect it to Linux o_0
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But the instructions in that thread you linked to are quite old, and I'd assume that whatever added functionality they provide has been merged into the mainstream build of Amarok by now. It can't hurt to try, however. Also, did you say that you CAN transfer files to your iPod using Amarok, but just can't play mp3s in Amarok? Because if so, it would probably be easy to figure out how to make Amarok play mp3s, and then your problem would be solved.
sudo apt-get install build-essential
Yes, thanks for that. Unfortunately I googled for your iPod PCI ID (05ac:1263) and it seems that very few people have used this model on Linux. The only thread I could find was one in French where the poster ended up using a virtual machine running Windows. This doesn't mean your device won't work with gtkpod/Rhythmbox/Amarok, it just means that unfortunately no one has figured this out yet.
also is this the output you were looking for?
Bus 008 Device 005: ID 05ac:1263 Apple, Inc.
I think that at this point, your best bet is to bring the iPod to a Windows machine and format it for Windows using iTunes or whichever other software Apple gives you for doing that. I suspect that it would work then.