Installing linux on nano... stuck

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  1. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

    funkychunkz

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    I went to install ipod linux on my nano following this guide:ipod Linux. I got up to step 12 without problem (up to replacing firmware), but #13-16 don't make sense to me and apparently my computer. After I enter the #13 command, the next line starts with a little ">" so I write the next line as instructed, without getting an error. I'm sure I have all the right files, am I missing something?
     
  2. ElectricSheep macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried the process while using a different shell? If you are using bash, try using tcsh. Just issue the command tcsh before you begin to start a tcsh shell.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    Sounds like you've got an apostrophe/quote in your iPod's name. e.g. "funkychunkz's iPod" and didn't escape it, so the shell is looking for another one to complete the pair. Try escaping the ' or other special characters (like space) with \ i.e. \' for "funkychunkz\'s\ iPod" instead of "funkychunkz's iPod"

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  4. reberto macrumors 65816

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    don't install linux on your nano. It is not worth your time. BUT if you do "need" it, contact them and ask them about your problem via eMail.
     
  5. funkychunkz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks guys, but I got it myself.

    It had to do with the volume name i had to type it like so: /Volumes/Dave\ Young\342\200\231s\ iPod\ 1

    I had an apostrophy, a special character, which conflicted with the command perametres :p
     
  6. funkychunkz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    BTW, that page is a very good tutorial, and the installation worked. iPod linux is great, but the recording doesn't work on nanos. Doom works!!! Now to work on video...
     
  7. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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  8. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    A hack for the iPod to run Linux.
     
  9. rdowns Suspended

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    Why would one want to run Linux on their iPod?
     
  10. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Because Apple won't make a handheld.
     
  11. balamw Moderator

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    Lemme see. Doom, video support on a nano. Why would anyone want to run linux on their iPod.:rolleyes:

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  13. balamw Moderator

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    I'll grant you video ;) , but people play games on mobile phones with similar screens all the time. Of course people will put linux on their toaster if has the right CPU, just 'cause they can, in this case as in many others (WRT54g, NSLU2, ...) Linux adds tons of functionality not in the original firmware.

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