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August 24th, 2008, 01:13 AM
I don't know where to post this, but does anyone have step by step instructions for installing this? The wiki page is down so I'm pretty lost.


August 24th, 2008, 01:21 AM

If there's anything specific you need, just ask ;D

August 24th, 2008, 01:23 AM
Do you mean a linux-type OS for your Ipod? Or do you mean Ipod support in linux? If you mean the latter, then most audio managers/players at least support basic functionality such as syncing songs, videos and playlists. Songbird, gtkpod, and rhythmbox (+more) have at least plugins to support Ipods.

August 24th, 2008, 01:25 AM
Oh, i meant the OS for iPod, not using my iPod in linux lol. I need to install the iPod linux OS onto my iPod, and I probably posted it in the wrong section.

August 24th, 2008, 01:29 AM
I had no idea anyone had developed any alternate firmware/OS for the Ipod. So I can't help you:( As long as it wouldn't brick my Ipod... I might try something like this

August 24th, 2008, 01:31 AM
From what I've read about it, it can't do anything wrong to your iPod unless you do it on purpose. But of course, there's no instructions on how to install it.

iPod linux is the OS name, it's derived from uClinux

August 24th, 2008, 01:57 AM
Anyone else know how to install this, or has anyone else used this or anything?

August 24th, 2008, 01:58 AM
anyone know if there is a linux for your phone (smart phone)

August 24th, 2008, 02:00 AM
Here's some instructions (http://ipodlinux.sourceforge.net/build.shtml). The project seems dead as it hasn't been updated in about 4 years.

August 24th, 2008, 02:01 AM
I dunno if there's anything out there to install on your phone, I just know of phones that have linux based OS's on them.


August 24th, 2008, 02:01 AM
Thanks Sef!

August 24th, 2008, 02:22 AM
For anyone else interested in this, There's an alternative that's not linux, but it is open source.