Mounting an iPod

edward kouye at
Sun Oct 30 07:03:28 PST 2005

I rebuilt the kernel with HFS/HFS+ support and it boots and loads OK.
But no luck mounting the iPod on the firewire port. No luck on the USB 
port either :
# mount -t hfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt
hfs: /dev/da0s1: Operation not supported by device

Same happens with /dev/da0s2 and /dev/da0s3
Any ideas ?

James Seward wrote:
> On 10/29/05, edward <kouye at> wrote:
>>The iPod uses an HFS+ file system. It's been loaded from a Mac.
>>I would like to mount it to /mnt/ipod
> A quick Google suggests you can try
> to add HFS support to FreeBSD,
> otherwise you're going to have to reformat your iPod for Windows and
> then mount it as FAT.
> I then added this line:
> /dev/da0s2              /ipod           msdos   rw,noauto       0       0
> to my fstab, and wrote myself a little ipod script I can use to mount
> and umount/eject it.
> To mount it it just mounts /ipod, and to eject it, i umounts /ipod and
> then calls camcontrol eject on the right device ID to eject it (so the
> iPod stops thinking it's connected).
> I can offer further assistance with the 2nd half but not the 1st half of this :)
> /JMS

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