Linux on a 2G Ipod mini

ipod linux 2g mini

Ipodlinux doesn’t officially support Linux on the second generation Ipod mini yet. [Reid Burke] decided to give us a full write up of the installation process. He says it really isn’t that hard, but decided to save you the trouble of piecing five pages of information together. Have a look and join the club.

Comments

  1. THARKIS says:

    yes but does it run lin… oh wait.. nevermind

  2. Logan says:

    I keep getting a “device busy” error when trying to backup the Apple OS.

  3. Logan says:

    Though, now that I think about it, could that be because my ipod mini is formatted FAT? do they need to be HFS+ for this to work?

  4. deadmoo says:

    My Chemical Romance? Ick, they totally destroyed a David Bowie and Queen song. A song that’s baseline was already stolen by Vanilla Ice.
    Ick, Ick, Ick. Freedy Mercury is rolling in his grave. How can Green Day tour with those hacks.

  5. furtim says:

    Sweet! I’ve been waiting to Linux up my Mini.

  6. runamuck says:

    play doom on ur ipod

    http://www.ipodlinux.org/Doom

  7. ALLLDizzle says:

    Anyone know where i can get the ZOTOB worm source code?? or a copy of the worm?…email me

  8. alex says:

    how can greenday tour with a sucky band? easy. Greenday is a sucky band. duh.

  9. JOSH says:

    So, there’s Doom on iPodLinux….Anyone have any other examples of the benefits of having Linux on the iPod (other than it being utterly sweet, of course)?

  10. reid burke says:

    logan, yeah, the instructions assume you’re using an hfs+ formatted ipod. i’ll look into fat (windows) ipods though and revise the procedure if it’s possible.

    and thanks to hackaday for posting my howto!

  11. ez says:

    It almost looks like you can see green on the screen in one of the pictures.
    I wish they could do this with something other than an ipod.

  12. who_cares says:

    Umm… I’ve had iPodLinux on my 2G Mini for a while now. Doom for iPodLinux isn’t really playable on the Mini (heck, from what I can guess, it’s probaly unplayble on real iPods) because the screen doesn’t scale (on any model) and it doesn’t handle being greyscale well. Oh well, just guess I’ll have to wait.

    The iPodLinux site just got hacked, so it’s not up to it’s regular self.

  13. Cooldude says:

    linux would be sweet on a RCA Lyra RD2840A (mpeg4 player)

  14. mr. clean says:

    I’ve also had linux on my 2g mini for a while. I’ve had doom up and running but it needs to be resized so you can’t see a thing and the grayscale doesn’t help either.

  15. Sophia says:

    This nerd talk is so freakin’ hot!
    —————————
    Speak Nerdy to me

  16. Sophi says:

    This linux Ipod jargon is really hot. Keep it up.

  17. Dumb question, but is there any way that’ll work on an iPod photo?

  18. my_ipod_broke_help_me says:

    i installed linux on my ipod(3g)…then it froze…so i opened it, unplugged the battery, turned it on, then linux ran…then it shut off….now my ipod says that there are no files on my harddrive in my ipod so can anyone help me and suggest what i should do?
    ps..does anyone know if you can take the buttons from a 3g and put it onto a 4g just using the same front plate of the 3g but replacing the screen frm the 4g.? if its confusing email me @ jdhi8833@yahoo.com

  19. Codestream says:

    Do you think it’s possible to do this under a different OS? Like Ubuntu GNOME or something like that? I doubt it would work under windows (duh).

  20. Jack page says:

    i tried it but a folder w/exclamation point came up, anyone know how to this problem

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