I recently resurrected an ipod that had been in the wash, and I want to use it as a persistent Ubuntu live usb. I went through the process, and got stuck at the last step,
sudo syslinux -f /dev/sdb1
my problem is sector size
according to fdisk -l, it is 4096 and syslinux can only handle 512...

I assume that this is because it is an apple product...

still, can I change the sector size? (or make the computer think it has a smaller sector size?)

sudo fdisk /dev/sdb
looked promising to me. but I don't trust myself with changing sectors per track, number of cylinders, number of heads, and so on...