Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 4:58 AM (in response to anichols2000)
maybe you should post this on linux forum(s), there you will have a lot more chance to find help.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 5:01 AM (in response to anichols2000)
Is there a way to get the iPod to make itself recognized as a USB file storage device, so I can push my music onto it that way?
There is no version (as you've probably noticed) of iTunes that works with Ubuntu. You will probably have more luck working out how to "make the laptop pretend to be a Windows machine" if you try a forum specifically designed for Ubuntu.
Sorry that I can't be more help. It's not that we don't want to solve your issue, but as Windows and Mac users, the chances of finding someone here who knows enough about what you are trying to do, with Ubuntu, is small.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2012 9:37 PM (in response to anichols2000)
itunes doesnt play nice with Wine in my experience.
i ended up installing virtualbox (and the extension pack) and loading up a virtual windows xp.
create a usb filter in virtualbox for the ipod. that'll send the ipod directly to xp when plugged in.
i also created a rule in a program "gDevilspie" to load the virtualized windows xp on a 2nd workspace/desktop as soon as linux is done booting.
also in the virtual windows you can install the "guest additions" too..... that way i share my mp3 directories between linux/virtual windows
what problems are you having with virtualbox? cuz ive had no issues with it at all
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 12:56 AM (in response to alanroth)
Laptop recognizes iPod 5g when connected to USB according to lsusb, but it won't mount so I cannot make a virtual box USB filter.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 3:00 AM (in response to anichols2000)
It's basically impossible to use it as an usb drive because whenever you connect it, it will never show the system files and other files. It is hidden unless you use something like this:
But it's not for linux
Good luck anyways and try searching some linux forums just in case someone knows how to do it.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 12:34 AM (in response to anichols2000)
Leon, no offense... but it obvious that you don't understand what we're talking about... we dont want to use the ipod as a usb drive... just trying to pass the usb connection to the virtual windows.... and i'm trying to help him
to the problem at hand, since linux can see the device with the lsusb command, i think its a permissions problem. but first, did you install virtualbox from the website? or from the software center?
if from the software center.... purge it... and download the .deb from the website:
sudo apt-get purge virtualbox
(or i think it may be virtualbox-ose)
did you add yourself to the vboxusers group as instructed?
sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers anichols2000
of course you would replace anichols2000 with your linux username and make sure its a capital "-G" and reboot the system for changes to take effect. if that doesnt work...trying adding yourself to a couple more groups.. im guessing...
sudo usermod -a -G disks anichols2000
sudo usermod -a -G plugdev anichols2000
side note: im not happy with Ubuntu 12.04, the they took out some very useful gui tools such as "users and groups" and "Synaptic package manager". i would suggest re-installing them... you could add yourself to the groups through the "users and groups" gui instead of the commands above if you prefer after installing the gnome system tools...
sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools
sudo apt-get install synaptic
hope that helps..... good luck
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 2:35 AM (in response to alanroth)
alanroth, no offense taken
I was not realizing he was talking about a virtual windows sorry
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 5:19 AM (in response to alanroth)
Great minds think alike...just got doing something very similar (including a new hdd and fresh install of xubuntu 11.10). Once I imported my win xp vm and got iTunes reinstalled (plus some tinkering with rep lugging the iPod a few times) I finally got it to be recognized. 603 songs synced up though having to limit xp to one of my two cores and a 40% execution cap was annoying. Laptop is on its last leg, and should have been replaced years ago.
Anyway, thank you very much for detailing the solution I ended up stumbling across for future Linux iPod owners!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 11:14 AM (in response to Leon C.)
actually i should apologize, because his original post was asking about turning the ipod to a storage device. we did move from that but i'll admit your post was relevant and i snapped at you.... so i apologize... hey it was 4am here, my bad
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2014 3:26 AM (in response to alanroth)
Thank you SO MUCH alanroth! Adding myself to 'vboxusers' and 'plugdev' groups fixed everything!
I got my machine preinstalled with Windows 8 and absolutely hated it. So, I got rid of it in favor of Ubuntu. Unfortunately, I didn't do enough research and could no longer sync my iPod Touch 5g (The lack of research was my fault). Eventually I learned how to install Windows XP on VirtualBox, but my iPod still wasn't being recognized. Adding my username to those two groups fixed it!
For the record, I am running Ubuntu 13.10, and downloaded to VirtualBox package from the main repository using Synaptic (sudo apt-get install would have worked, too). VirtualBox is version 4.2.16. Here's a list of additional packages I installed relating to VirtualBox:
Cheers everyone, I'm one happy geek again! Thanks!