iPod Filesystem Formats

All iPods have a formatted filesystem, just like your hard disk. In fact, with the exception of the Shuffle and the Nano, they actually have hard disks inside them. The filesystem format that is in place on your iPod depends on which system you originally used it on. Out of the box, all iPods except the Shuffle are in Apple's HFS+ file format. If you use your iPod only with a Mac, it will stay that way. If you use it with a Windows machine, it will be reformatted into Microsoft's FAT32 format.

Actually, in the short term, it doesn't matter which filesystem your iPod is formatted in; Ubuntu should automatically mount either one, allowing you to browse through all the files on your little white (or pink, or green, or…) beastie. ...

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