Hi All, I read Macrumors multiple times everyday but have not posted yet, however the time has come for me to ask for assistance. I fix iPods in my spare time and recently got a white 30GB iPod Video that was faulty. The previous owner of this iPod has attempted to install Linux on it. It boots up about 3/4 of the way and then errors (i can't remember the exact message but its missing a file called othello) I thought I would be able to get the iPod to show up on my Mac or my P.C but it doesn't show up in either Disk Utility or Disk Management. (I think I read somewhere that in order for it to show up that Linux needed to boot up fully). My next idea was that maybe the Logic baord was dead so I swapped the hard drive out and put it into a known working iPod. However, I got the same results. So, I guess my only option is to put the hard drive into some kind of external hard drive enclosure so that I can format the drive and then put it back into an iPod to reload the iPod software. I have one of the enclosures for earlier generation iPod hard drives, but I am not able to find anything similar for the new iPod hard drives. So, my question is, does anybody know of a way to get a 5th Gen iPod hard drive into an external hard drive enclosure, or of any adaptors I can get that will enable me to connect the drive to my Mac / P.C? Any other tips will be greatly appreciated, i.e, if you know of any way to force the iPod (whilst partially booting linux) into disk mode. Thanks in advance!