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Linux on iPod
Please note a new wiki is under construction, please play nice! www.ipodlinux.org.
This site provides details of my venture into porting Linux to the iPod.
Unfortunately the iPod is considered a "closed-platform" by Apple and technical info is virtually non-existant so this has involved a fair bit of guess work, reverse-engineering and experimentation! But the end result is a Linux kernel (based on the uClinux port) running on the 'Pod.
I hope that this initial port provides some inspiration to others out there to see what more they can get the iPod to do!
If you're new here, the FAQ may be a good place to get started.
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Last updated: 7th Feburary 2004
Currently the kernel (2.4.24) includes the following features:
The following features are not present:
Many other features are supported in the beta release. Check in the forums for more information.
Please note, this software is experimental, it is not for the faint of heart, if you are concerned for the well being of your iPod you probably shouldn't proceed any further!
Please see the Building uClinux for iPod page for instructions.
iPod Technical Info
If you are interested in the iPod hardware you can find some of the technical details the here.