iPod Mini and FreeBSD 5.2.1 or 5.3-Beta?

John Baldwin jhb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Oct 12 11:09:04 PDT 2004

On Tuesday 12 October 2004 12:54 pm, Doug White wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Oct 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.
> Try doing a bus rescan after connecting it.  umass doesn't wait around
> very long for the device to come ready and the mini might take a minute to
> go into disk mode.
> Use 'camcontrol devlist -v' to find the bus number; it'll mention
> umass-simX for the controller name. Note the number after 'scbus' on that
> line. That's the bus number. Then do 'camcontrol rescan X' where 'X' is
> the bus number.

You'll need to either kldload geom_apple.ko or add 'GEOM_APPLE' to your kernel 
config to recognize the label on it once you do get da0 to show up.  That 
will then let you mount the FAT filesystem from /dev/da0p1 (IIRC).

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