Re: Making an iPOD mini work with Suse Linux 9.2 (9.1)
From: Mike Cox (mikecoxlinux_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 15:39:39 -0800
"Sven Lossman" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> While the iPod original seems to work rather well, the mini has problems
> even with a FAT format because of the way Linux recognizes the file
> Here is how to make it work:
> # If you are using a 2.4.x kernel or a non Suse distro DONT USE THESE
> # If you are using Suse 9.1 with 2.6.4-52 (i.e. factory) here's what I did
> # Install the kernel source from the distro with YAST, You may already
have done this.
> # Make a sym link from /usr/src/linux to /usr/src/linux-2.6.4-52
> cd /usr/src/linux
> cp .config /tmp/ #save it just in case
> make mrproper
> # copy a known good .config file to /usr/src/linux There is a good one at
> cp /boot/config-2.6.4-52-default /usr/src/linux/.config
> make xconfig #make any changes and then save and exit
> # If you didn't use the gui, as per earlier posts, to change
> # then edit .config manaully and change CONFIG_EFI_PARTION=y to
> # CONFIG_EFI_PARTION is not set
> # don't forget to put a # in the first column in .config for that entry!!
> # Now edit Makfile and change EXTRAVERSION to something other than default
> # this prevents the install from overwritting the original kernel and
> # possibly leaving you with an unloadable kernel and a panic.
> # Now build the kernel.
> # The instructions say all you need to do is:
> make install
> # That's supposed to be it.
> # But I had to also run !?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> make modules
> make modules_install
> # Now check /boot/ contents and
> # assuming you're using grub also check /boot/grub/menu.lst and if it
> # then cross your fingers and reboot.
OMG. That's a lot of typing. Unfortunately, this is what is typically
required to get any new hardware to work under linux. I'll stick with my
Mac Mini thank you. It is just plug n play.