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Jul 12, 2008, 12:19 AM
hey yall. I have an old iPod mini and will probably just reformat the whole thing and use it as a 4 gig flash drive. If I do, would I be able to re-format it and use it as an iPod again if I needed to?
Jul 12, 2008, 12:23 AM
Just use itunes to wipe it and set it to "manually manage music". That defaults "allow disc use". Now you can use it as an external drive (it has a hdd not a flash). This way you still have your ipod operating files for whenever you want them.
Jul 12, 2008, 12:38 AM
Well see what I wanted to do was install a small version of linux on it and have it as an emergency boot off of device in case one of my systems crash.
Jul 12, 2008, 01:37 AM
Yes, I have done this before with a 5G. Just go into iTunes and do a restore if you want the iPod functionality back.