Though I'd post instructions on how to install the Rockbox custom OS on your iPod. It supports Apple: iPod 1g through 5.5g, iPod Mini, iPod Nano 1g, and is unstable on iPod nano 2g. I'll run it on my 2g and get back to you about how it works. About Rockbox: (Quote from here) Before you install, you need to have a FAT32 (Windows formatted) iPod. (Quote from here) So yes, unfortunently, you will have to use a Windows computer to format your iPod. Instructions on how to format to FAT32 if you are on Mac or Linux: (Quote from here) When your iPod is FAT32ed, download the Rockbox Installer (updated April 12, 2012) Download Rockbox for: OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 Linux 32 bit Linux 64 bit Then install using the directions below: (Quote from here) Go here for everything you can now put on your iPod If you have any questions check out the wiki or the manuals or PM me, quote me, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to help. Remember, I take no responsibility for any damage to your iPod following this tutorial!