I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron on a Toshiba Satellite L300 laptop. I use GNOME.
My system is up to date.
Linux laptop 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Wed Aug 20 22:56:21 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
I have the latest versions of gtkpod and Amarok. I have hfsplus.
I understand I had to disable journaling, so I ran my iPod on a Mac and successfully disabled journaling. I hooked my iPod up to my friend's laptop, ran gtkpod, and I could successfully write to the iPod. I come home, hook up my iPod to my laptop, ran gtkpod, and I couldn't write to my iPod. This baffles me. My friend had a fresh new install of Hardy Heron, and so do I.
dmesg outputs this:
When I connect my iPod to my computer, I can see an icon for it on my desktop. I run gtkpod and it shows my iPod and the contents of my iPod. I'll, for example, delete a playlist that's on my iPod. I save changes, and gtkpod spits out these results:
[23766.021073] usb 5-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
[23766.124049] usb 5-3: configuration #1 chosen from 2 choices
[23766.151078] scsi8 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[23766.182834] usb-storage: device found at 4
[23766.182840] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[23771.150760] usb-storage: device scan complete
[23771.197597] scsi 8:0:0:0: Direct-Access Apple iPod 1.62 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
[23771.171695] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] 950209 4096-byte hardware sectors (3892 MB)
[23771.172561] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
[23771.172565] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 68 00 00 08
[23771.172568] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
[23771.174804] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] 950209 4096-byte hardware sectors (3892 MB)
[23771.175431] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
[23771.175435] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 68 00 00 08
[23771.175437] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
[23771.175441] sdc: [mac] sdc1 sdc2
[23771.211596] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
[23771.211653] sd 8:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
[23771.578526] hfs: Filesystem was not cleanly unmounted, running fsck.hfsplus is recommended. mounting read-only.
[23771.791370] hfs: Filesystem was not cleanly unmounted, running fsck.hfsplus is recommended. mounting read-only.
And with Amarok, it detects my iPod, but when I click Connect, I get this message: "Media Device: iPod mounted at /media/disk already locked. If you are sure that this is an error, then remove the file /media/disk/iPod_Control/iTunes/iTunesLock and try again." So I click on Remove to continue, and I get this: "Media Device: removing lockfile /media/disk/iPod_Control/iTunes/iTunesLock failed: Unknown error."
Error opening /media/disk/iPod_Control/Artwork/F1061_1.ithmb: Read-only file system
Error opening /media/disk/iPod_Control/Artwork/F1055_1.ithmb: Read-only file system
Error opening /media/disk/iPod_Control/Artwork/F1060_1.ithmb: Read-only file system
Error opening /media/disk/iPod_Control/Artwork/F1028_1.ithmb: Read-only file system
Error opening /media/disk/iPod_Control/Artwork/F1029_1.ithmb: Read-only file system
Opening of '/media/disk/iPod_Control/iTunes/iTunesDB' for writing failed (Read-only file system).
I did "sudo rm /media/disk/iPod_Control/iTunes/iTunesLock" but obviously can't perform this action because the iPod is read-only right now.
The problem is that my iPod is being mounted as read-only, but I don't understand why because when I connected my iPod to my friend's laptop (he runs a dual boot: WinXP and Ubuntu Hardy Heron), it was mounted as read-write and I could edit playlists, add songs, etc.
I've exhausted Google for hours trying to resolve this issue, but I haven't found anything that has helped me. Maybe I'm a few steps closer to a solution, but that's it. The problem still exists.
My housemates all have Windows Vista on their laptops. Can I backup my songs onto my laptop, and then reformat my iPod using a laptop with Windows Vista? I only want to do this option if there's nothing I can do with just my laptop.
Note I'm a beginner to the wonderful world of Linux.
Thanks for your help!