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In case of emergency: Creating the bootable iPod classic

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:00 AM

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  Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:56 AM

Is it possible to create a bootable partition on the iPod classic, with a second partition holding music and functioning as an iPod? If so, how?
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  Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:35 AM

At my nearby Apple Store a few years ago, a Genius used a third-gen iPod nano (with special software, I assume) to troubleshoot my MacBook Pro. Can it be applied here?
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  Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:04 AM

LOL. Just buy a cheap 2.5" USB HDD and use your iPod for music. Or better yet, use a 16GB USB2/USB3 thumbdrive.
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  Posted 09 August 2013 - 05:15 AM

I use my iPod classic to make toast. It takes a little longer than my toaster, but I can make toast with the iPod whilst using the toaster to heat frozen waffles. Plus, I can still listen to my Dave Clark Five albums! Brilliant!
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  Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:40 PM

Hey, this is a good tip if you've got more time than money - and an extra, spare iPod classic lying around. However, even though a thumb drive may also only be USB 2, it uses flash memory rather than a slow hard drive, so it will boot your computer significantly faster than an iPod. If you get a USB 3 thumb drive, your boot times will be even faster. And you won't have to worry about heat and ventilation problems. However, if you do decide to use a thumb drive, don't cheap out on it. In my experience inexpensive drives are unreliable.
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  Posted 19 October 2013 - 05:40 PM

I sure would like an answer to that first comment about partitioning the iPod's drive so I can keep my audiobooks, as well.
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