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Mount 3rd Gen Ipod Touch in Slackware

November 21st, 2011 | Posted by admin in Linux

Iv been bored of playing with debian and debian based distro’s. So i took the plunge to try Slackware. I have tried it in the past but always failed miserably to get a usable machine.

But this time i succeeded, and it is running brilliantly.

 

One thing i really wanted to get working was to try and get my ipod mounted. After a lot of googling and fiddling, its now working!!

Firstly, i needed to install the following

 

libimobiledevice-1.0.4.tar.bz2
ifuse-1.1.1.tar.bz2
libplist-1.3.tar.bz2
usbmuxd-1.0.6.tar.bz2

Then i had to create the usbmux user –

useradd -u 233 -g plugdev -d /dev/null -s /bin/false usbmux

Then i had to create a directory to mount it to…

mkdir  ~/ipod

Then, as root type –

usbmuxd

Now all you should need to do to mount it is

ifuse ~/ipod

JOB DONE.

What you need to remember, that for every session, as root, you need to type “usbmuxd”

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