it said on wikipedia that an ipod can ... wikipedia- An iPod formatted as HFS Plus is able to serve as a boot disk for a Mac computer, allowing one to have a portable operating system installed. The older iPods with FireWire ports could additionally function in FireWire Disk Mode. With the advent of the Windows-compatible iPod, the iPod's default file system switched from HFS Plus to FAT32, although it can be reformatted to either filesystem (excluding the iPod shuffle which is strictly FAT32). If i get a 5.5 (hopefully 6g) video ipod can i use it as a bootdisk and also an ipod if i format it to hfs plus? I have asked this prior i think, however, i didn't get a straight answer, and have asked many who are quite unsure. anybody with actual experiences know?