Partially solved: iPod Mini and FreeBSD 5.2.1 or 5.3-Beta?

Mattias Schlenker mattias at
Tue Oct 12 04:40:17 PDT 2004

Mattias Schlenker wrote:

> Is there anyone out there who managed to mount the iPod Mini on 
> FreeBSD 5.2.1/5.3?
> I formatted the iPod as FAT32 with the supplied tools for Windows. 
> When plugging in the iPod, it is just recognized as mass storage 
> device (umassX), but no disks are created (umass0 shows up, but da0 
> does not) -- no matter if I plug the iPod into a USB hub or directly 
> into a usb port on the back panel.
> The USB controller is a (cheap) SIS:
> usb0: OHCI version 1.0, legacy support
> usb0: <SiS 5571 USB controller> on ohci0
> usb0: USB revision 1.0
> uhub0: SiS OHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
> uhub0: 3 ports with 3 removable, self powered

I found another box with firewire where the iPod mini seems to work 
flawlessly. Since I also ran into some (lighter) USB trouble with 
Windows and the iPod I assume that the iPod mini (or its combined USB/FW 
chip) is responsible for the trouble. Googling shows that people using 
Linux suffer from the same problem, so I do not think that it makes 
sense to work around broken hardware and suggest using firewire instead 
of USB.

Thanks anyone for helping and guessing,

 Mattias Schlenker  / Tel 0851 9441369 oder 0160 7352988
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