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Subject: RE: Interesting problem with ipod 5th generation

RE: Interesting problem with ipod 5th generation

From: Sharon <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 10:24:13 -0500

      Hi Rob,

Thanks for trying to help. Can you take me thru where to look for these
things? Now one thing though is I do believe all this is set right. For
when I plug it into the computer both itunes and ipod will show up. But
before I had reinstalled the apple software again rock box had been working
fine until the latest release of about a week ago. For I had itunes
uninstalled from my computer and the ipod was showing up fine. But right now
I still have itunes installed in my computer and both itunes and ipod will
show up. And I guess that is why both things right now are locking up. So
if you could try and walk me thru how to not have the ipod launch with
itunes and how to set the disk usage I would greatly appreciate it. Then we
can go from there.





From: [] On
Behalf Of Robert Menes
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2007 9:11 AM
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: Interesting problem with ipod 5th generation



On 6/20/07, Sharon <> wrote:

Hi all,

I don't know what is going on, but I had put rock box software in my ipod
and now the computer doesn't recognize it when I plug it in. The software I
am running is about 1 week old. I try everything that I can to get it to
work. I had uninstalled it and got apples software in and the computer
recognized it, but as soon as I put rock box in the computer stopped
recognizing it. The computer beeps when it is plugged in, but it won't
show up in my computer. I am visually impaired and any help with this would
be greatly appreciated.


Hi Sharon,


I'm also an iPod user, so I'll try to help out. There's a few things we need
to check



1) Did you open iTunes and at least disable "Open Automatically when this
iPod is Connected" and turn on "Enable Disk Use" when you connect your iPod?
This should allow the iPod to show up as a drive in Windows.


2) While using Rockbox, are you connecting your iPod to your computer while
it's running, or are you booting into Apple's firmware? If you're connecting
it with Rockbox, remember that Rockbox has no native USB mode yet on the
iPods, so they should just reboot into Disk Mode (Apple's emergency disk


Make especially sure that you have "Enable Disk Use" set in iTunes. A lot of
problems stem from people forgetting to set it.

If you're not using Windows, let me know. I'll give you proper instructions.


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