how to use ipod nano in freebsd 6.0

Crispy Beef crispy.beef at
Sun Jan 15 06:05:07 PST 2006

david wrote:
> hello all, i have ipod nano and im using freebsd 6.0.
> DMESG command display (umass0: Apple iPod, rev 2.00/0.01, addr 2) 
> message.The iPod nano is detected when plugged in, but a daX device is 
> not created. please help me

A friend of mine was/is having a similar problem, depending on the type of 
iPod you have (Mac or Windows formatted) you'll need to make sure you have the 
correct filesystem if you have a Mac iPod you'll need to compile 
support into the kernel (HFS+) unless there's a module that can be loaded but 
I've always gone the kernel route.

With that you should be able to mount the iPod in the normal way and make use 
of something like gtkPod.


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