My 18 month old 2nd gen touchwheel iPod just croaked on me- the headphone jack has broken internally, and apple UK have asked for £160 (currently about $300) for a repair, which is ridiculous. Anyway, I have consigned it to be used as a simple external firewire hard disk for backing up etc, (and then I have an excuse to buy a new one) and I am trying to make it appear just so- but whenever I plug it in now iTunes fires up and asks me what I want to call it, whether I want to register it etc. It also applies that ****ty iPod icon to it... The long and the short is that I basically need a way of reducing the HD to just that- a hard disk, nothing else. I have tried so far using disk utility to format it, which didn't work, and then formatting it again with the whole drive set to zero's- this didn't work. Any other ideas or terminal hacks I can apply? Thanks.