wipe iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by stealthsniper96, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    hey yall. I have an old iPod mini and will probably just reformat the whole thing and use it as a 4 gig flash drive. If I do, would I be able to re-format it and use it as an iPod again if I needed to?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Just use itunes to wipe it and set it to "manually manage music". That defaults "allow disc use". Now you can use it as an external drive (it has a hdd not a flash). This way you still have your ipod operating files for whenever you want them.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well see what I wanted to do was install a small version of linux on it and have it as an emergency boot off of device in case one of my systems crash.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    Yes, I have done this before with a 5G. Just go into iTunes and do a restore if you want the iPod functionality back.
     

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