I got a few mini questions. I did a preliminary search but nothing really came up. Other than the gig difference what were the other difference between gen1 mini and gen mini? How easy is it to open up an iPod mini? And lest say I replace the hd it came with. How would I load or copy the firmware over to the new hd? Would I just download something off the net then install load it on the hd then install it on the mini or is there another way to do it? Final question I thought I remember seeing in a mac magazine that there was a upgrade battery for the mini? Is this correct or was that for another iPod model? BTW: ipod linux vs rockbox which is an all around better software for ipods? P.S. other than ebay where would be the best place to purchase a working solid condition mini for low price? Thank you.