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Use your iPod
Authored by: wmertens on Jan 05, '06 06:02:25AM
I use my (3G, firewire and therefore bootable) iPod. Any firewire drive works though. You don't need any special tools either, you can just copy the install disk on top of your iPod and keep using it as an iPod. You only need to make sure that permissions are enabled, you copy resource forks, and you "bless" the system folder after copying. Step by step (off the top of my head, caution):
  1. enable disk mode on your iPod (using iTunes)
  2. insert install DVD
  3. open a terminal
  4. become root: $ sudo -s
  5. enable permissions on your iPod: # vsdbutil -a /Volumes/Your_iPod
  6. make sure you can keep using it for music: # chown -R $USER /Volumes/Your_iPod; chown root /Volumes/Your_iPod
  7. copy disk contents on top of your iPod: # ditto --rsrc /Volumes/Install_DVD /Volumes/Your_iPod
  8. allow the bootrom to find the system folder: # bless -folder /Volumes/Your_iPod/System/Library/CoreServices
Done. You can now turn off disk mode if you want. You will be able to boot from your iPod now. It will still have your music and work as any iPod. Wout. PS: Maybe this should be a separate hint?

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Use your iPod
Authored by: derekB on Jan 06, '06 06:10:41AM

I use my iPod as well, but simply used Disk Utility to "restore" from the install DVD to the iPod.

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