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Subject: Re: Topic: ipod g5 30gb locked to 8gb

Re: Topic: ipod g5 30gb locked to 8gb

From: Sander Sweers <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 15:14:03 +0100

On 1/26/07, Jean-Philippe Monteiro <> wrote:
> Hi community
> I did my homework: looked on the Forums, googled around & posted on the forum
> as well.
> Nope, nothing:
> My wife mistakenly started the ipod soft lately (we do not use it, we do not
> have windoze or itune, only Linux boxes)
> the outcome is that it somehow "locked" the available space on the disk for
> rockbox to its current status of 8 used Gb. If I delete a file, I can write
> again another, but only in the scope of these 8-some Gb.
> As an external drive, it shows currently 400-some MB available (I freed some
> space for testing) out of 27-some
> As useage, it shows 8-some GB. (Sure I only uploaded 8Gb to this machine,
> brand new from past week).
> I point out the accidental start & reboot of the apple soft because it's the
> only uncomon event that happened since I last uploaded file to it.
> Built 2007-01-25, works otherwise. Tested under UBUNTU 6.06 & SuSE 10.2.
> Any idea ?

You will want to check the filesystem with fsck.vfat /dev/sd? and see
if there are any errors.

Received on 2007-01-26

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