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Rockbox General => Rockbox General Discussion => Topic started by: Mimosa on November 06, 2021, 03:00:12 PM

Title: Newbie Ubuntu user with iPod
Post by: Mimosa on November 06, 2021, 03:00:12 PM
Hello all.

I recently got a new computer with Ubuntu OS. I am new to Linux. I love my iPod Nano for listening to podcasts.

Can I use Rockbox to upload mp3 files to my iPod?

If so, could someone please suggest clear and concise instructions that can be understood by a grandmother on how to install Rockbox? I am using the most up to date version of Ubuntu. It seems like anything that I have found so far is outdated.

Thanks in advance.

Ubuntu newbie grandmother.
Title: Re: Newbie Ubuntu user with iPod
Post by: philden on November 06, 2021, 04:46:07 PM
Do you know which generation of iPod Nano you have? Rockbox is only available for the 1st and 2nd generations. If you are not sure, this Wikipedia page might help: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod_Nano
Title: Re: Newbie Ubuntu user with iPod
Post by: Mimosa on November 07, 2021, 01:26:30 AM
Yes, it's a second generation iPod.
Title: Re: Newbie Ubuntu user with iPod
Post by: philden on November 07, 2021, 02:11:59 PM
In that case you should be fine. You can download the Linux version of the Rockbox installer, and then use the Ubuntu filing system to copy files.

One caveat is that you iPod Nano needs to be Windows formatted. If it is currently Mac formatted you may need to use a Windows version of iTunes to reformat.