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I was unclear in my first post. I restored it via iTunes on a Windows computer. Thus, my confusion. The easy way listed in the link says nothing about having to repartition. It says to just restore on a Windows computer and presto, it's ready, which I'm finding to not be the case.
I mean, it is able to work, but I don't have music on it. I'll try your suggestions if you can explain the first bullet and what sudo is.
dd if=/dev/diskN of=mbr-xxxx.bin count=1 bs=512
If you're in a non-working state now it would be nice if you could try some things (in that order):
EDIT:: I just tried dumping the partition table.1+0 records in1+0 records out512 bytes transferred in 0.520039 secs (985 bytes/sec)iPod continues flashing do not disconnect.
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