At first I thought this would be a simple thing to do. After all, linux has great FAT32 filesystem support right? All I would need to do is format my iPod for windows and then everything would be great… right?
Then I remembered that I don’t have windows running on any of my machines! Well for once I will spare you the details and tell you the bottom line – using Windows XP in VMWare as a guest is great, but it won’t format your iPod for you. You’ll need to use Windows the way it was intended to be used, as the running OS. I ended up using a machine at work to do the job, and now all is well!
Now I can use my iPod with iTunes on my powerbook and Amarok on my linux PC.