Partitioning an Ipod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by bobbyroller, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2009
    Is there a way that I can partition my ipod into 2 partitions. I need to because I sync my ipod with a mac, and at my job they use PC's and Windows does not read HFS partitions, so how can I Partition my ipod with one FAT 32 partition, and on HFS partition for Itunes?:confused:
  2. macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2009
    that would also be good for me, but you could just use fat32, OS X reads my windows partitioned iPod fine.
  3. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Never tried this, but if you put it into disk mode (hold Menu + Select) on startup it functions just as any other external hard disk. You should be able to partition it in Disk utility.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2009
    He's right. Format it for windows on a pc, and then sync it with your mac.
  5. H$R
    macrumors 6502


    Apr 1, 2008
    Yes, that's what I would do. Not sure if making two partitions is even possible.

    Only thing: you won't be able to update the iPod's firmware through your Mac iTunes.

    If there's a firmware update in the future (you shouldn't really care when you have an older iPod model), you will have to make it through a Windows version of iTunes.

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