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The Linux Kernel for iPodLinux is based on uClinux ( with a few modifications for the iPod hardware maintained by the iPodLinux team. These additional sources are found in the CVS.

Getting a kernel

Installing a kernel

The kernel gets loaded by a bootloader. There are two methods, depending on which loader you use:

  • With the old loader (called ipodloader, at version 0.3.x, and can be retrieved from CVS) the kernel gets added to the firmware partition using make_fw.
  • With the newer Loader 2, the kernel can be stored as a file on the mounted FAT or HFS or ext2 partition, using a simply file copy operation in the file browser of your choice.

Further information

  • General iPodLinux installation guide
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