Difficulty – Easy |

This is the simplest tutorial on installing ipod linux on your 5G or 5.5G

Alright get ready

  1. Download this file
  2. Unzip the file
  3. Now Double-Click on the iPodLinuxManager folder
    IPL0.5
  4. Double-Click the iPodLinux Manager.bat file
  5. IPL0.7

  6. This window will pop-up and click on Next
  7. IPL1

    When clicking on Next you might encounter some ERRORS , If you do:

    1. Make sure your iPod is plugged
    2. Keep pressing Retry and it should work
  8. This command prompt window should appear and it should add a lot of files to your iPod
  9. IPL2

  10. When it is done click on Finish
  11. IPL3

  12. When it is done rebooting Select iPodLinux wait until it loads

If you want to uninstall iPodLinux, Just click here

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How to Install Extra Modules (Programs/Games)

To go see the modules,

  1. Make sure your iPod is plugged
  2. Click on start
  3. My computer
  4. Find your iPod
  5. Double-Click on the userland folder
    userland
  6. Double-Click on the modules folder
    modules

This folder contains modules but they are not all installed

The default ones are

about
animated_deco
bluecube
browser
calc
calendar
clocks
cube
invaders
ipobble
minesweeper
mpd
mpdc
podwrite
pong
sleep
textinput
tifbk
tikeypad
tiosk
tiptext
tiwidgets
tixtensions
truchet
tunnel
vortex
wumpus

All the other modules are waiting for you to install them.

Here is how you do it

  1. Make sure your iPod is plugged
  2. Click on start
  3. My computer
  4. Find your iPod
  5. Double-Click on iplconfig
    iplconfig
  6. Open the file called modules_enable.txt and in there type the name of the module you want to install (The name of the module is the same as the modules folder in the userland/modules)

“Ie: lets say there is a module in the modules folder called avalanche2939 in the modules_enable.txt you will have to write avalanche2939″

OR you can open the readme file in the iplconfig folder and follow it

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Downloading and Installing Modules

You can also get more modules on the iPodlinux official website

  1. Go to http://www.ipodlinux.org/wiki/Special:Module
  2. Download the module you want
  3. Unzip it
  4. Make sure your iPod is plugged
  5. Click on start
  6. My computer
  7. Find your iPod
  8. Double-Click on the userland folder
    userland
  9. Double-Click on the modules folder
    modules
  10. Drag and drop the module you just downloaded
  11. Follow step 5 and 6 of the previous tutorial

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Installing Schemes (Themes)

The iPodLinux scheme website is currently not working so you cant download any scheme but here is a tutorial on how to add them

  1. Go to the official scheme site
  2. Download a scheme you like.
  3. Extract it to somewhere you will remember
  4. Go to the userland folder in your iPod
  5. Double-Click on the Schemes folder
  6. Drag and drop the extracted scheme to this folder.
  7. Make your iPod go into Linux mode
  8. Go to Settings>appearance>Color Scheme> your scheme

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How to Remove the MPD/MPDC Error When iPodLinux Starts

Mpd and Mpdc are music and video playing modules for ipod linux. Unfortunately, they do not always work on ipod videos. With Apple OS and Rockbox, you don’t really need it. follow the short list below to remove the pointless function

  1. Go to your ipod root and open the folder “iplconfig” then go to “modules_disable.txt” and open it with notepad
  2. Type the following:
    mpd
    mpdc
  3. Make sure you pushed enter so that each is on its own line
  4. Save the changes and exit.
  5. Reboot your iPod and open iPodLinux to test. When it is loading, you shouldn’t get the MPD/MPDC error anymore.

How to uninstall iPodLinux

Just go into your iPod root and delete the folders related to iPodwizard. MAKE SURE NOT TO DELETE ANY OTHER you might delete precious information

The folders to delete are

userland, sbin, proc, iplconfig, etc, dev, and linux.bin

and thats it!

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