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Asked about IPL on the Nano 2G

When will I be able to use ipl on my Nano 2g? I assume it needs to be ported, but I don't know how to do so. Is there someone working on that? --ArthuruhtrA

AFAIK no --TheSeven 00:00, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Can you point me to any sort of information that would help me do it? The IPL site is down currently, no idea when it will be up. I do have the files found on SourceForge, but they are not very recent. I also have no experience with this, and don't want to brick my iPod. However, I may be able to get a spare Nano 2G to try it on. Thanks. --ArthuruhtrA

I found this mirror of the ipl site last updated in '09. That is more recent. --ArthuruhtrA

I don't have much more either, and I don't think there are newer files. iPodLinux hasn't really been developed any more for quite some time now. As this is a completely different architecture, I would suggest throwing the iPL kernel away and starting from a recent vanilla kernel, but I haven't really dealt with Linux kernels myself yet, so I probably can't help you much with this. --TheSeven 07:23, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

If I can port it, will you create the installer/incorporate it into what you have? And can you help me with porting to an extent? I bet you know more about it then I do. I got the latest kernel from (released yesterday) and the old kernel from ipl, and will look in them, and hopefully find something that I can do, but I don't quite know what I'm doing, as I don't quite understand the ipod as well as you. Should I be using the uCLinux kernel instead? --ArthuruhtrA

I really don't know anything about embedded Linux. IIUC uCLinux is a fork of Linux 2.4 for MMU-less systems, but someone told me that the Linux 2.6 branch supports those natively. That's about everything I can tell you regarding Linux. I will of course be able to help you on the hardware side of things, i.e. answer questions about the hardware and the drivers emBIOS uses. What I certainly won't to is incorporating any kind of non-FAT filesystem support into my tools, as this would be a huge amount of work. But if the user handles creating an e.g. ext2 partition himself and the installer only needs to copy some files and add Linux to the iLoader menu, that's rather trivial. --TheSeven 13:13, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

spoke of spam

We are having a lot of orphaned spam pages being generated. As I do not have the right to delete the pages, I have emptied their contents. The easiest way to find them is to go to the orphaned pages page, and look at the obvious spam. I would like the right to delete them, however your knowing of them is sufficient.

It probably isn't a good idea to blank out these pages, as this produces even more spam in the "recent changes" list, and associates your account with those pages, making it harder to track things down and ban the right users/IPs. I usually look through every single edit on this wiki at least once a day, so I'll probably see them myself. However, if you want to speed things up, go to our IRC channel and notify me or Farthen, and we'll clean it up. Thanks for your help! --TheSeven 14:08, 27 January 2011 (UTC)