wipe iPod

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

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2007
    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


    Mar 26, 2008
    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

    Jul 20, 2007
    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

    Mar 12, 2007
    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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