I have an iPod nano (5th generation). I want to know if it works with Ubuntu without problems? Ipod Nano 5Gen

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It works, though the experience is a little different than with iTunes.


This site lists the applications that will allow you to copy music to and manager the music on your iPod.

Specifically, iPod up to 5g are supported through libgpod. iPod nano 6g is not supported and is reportedly difficult to support with anything other than iTunes.

If you don't have ubuntu yet, feel free to download and try it on a USB stick or on a LiveCD so you can see what it's like.

  • thanks i'm with ubuntu since 6 years, just buy a new ipod and i was wondering if it works :) thank you. Jan 16, 2013 at 3:27
  • Cool - it should definitely work. I just linked to the site for the specific library that provides that 5g support. Jan 16, 2013 at 4:15

Yes, but you will need to add a Hashinfo file to the iPod to allow applications to write to it. This step is only necessary for recent iPods.

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