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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Apple - Installation/Removal => Topic started by: Eduardo G. on June 25, 2012, 02:21:57 AM

Title: iPod Nano 2g dual boot storage
Post by: Eduardo G. on June 25, 2012, 02:21:57 AM
Hi all.
I've successfully installed rockbox in my nano 2g and dual boot is working too.
I still have a question as I don't understand:
If I boot original firmware, I see some mp3 folders, but if I boot rockbox, I see different folders and have no access to mp3 files I loaded using itunes.

Why does this happen?
Is there a "dual storage" too?
Is full capacity shared betheen both storages?
Can I have my mp3 played from both firmwares?

Thanks!
Title: Re: iPod Nano 2g dual boot storage
Post by: wodz on June 25, 2012, 04:29:08 AM
iTunes uses obscure storage pattern. Ask google about this. No one implemented iTunes database support in rockbox AFAIK.
Title: Re: iPod Nano 2g dual boot storage
Post by: Eduardo G. on June 25, 2012, 04:32:05 AM
Thanks, wodz
So even if itunes storage cannot be read, is it vissible somehow in the file system? Not as storage but as database, file or whatever.
I can't see how storage is shared between ipod and rockbox firmware.
Right now, I'm googling some more info.
Title: Re: iPod Nano 2g dual boot storage
Post by: gevaerts on June 25, 2012, 04:41:06 AM
The rockbox database should be able to find the itunes tracks.
Title: Re: iPod Nano 2g dual boot storage
Post by: Eduardo G. on June 25, 2012, 04:56:16 AM
Yep, I was reading lights0ut's posts and it works fine, I didn't understand about ipod_contro hidden folder, now I understand how it works.
Thanks very much.
Title: Re: iPod Nano 2g dual boot storage
Post by: bluebrother on June 25, 2012, 05:44:27 AM
So even if itunes storage cannot be read, is it vissible somehow in the file system? Not as storage but as database, file or whatever.
I can't see how storage is shared between ipod and rockbox firmware.

We have a FAQ and it does have an entry about this.
 http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/Main/IpodFAQ#How_do_I_access_music_that_I_have_transferred_to_my_iPod_using_iTunes_63