Need to transfer LARGE files into iPod...

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  1. oasisbackbeat

    oasisbackbeat New Member

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    I've been researching a lot, but couldnt find a good answer on how to do this...I would like to copy very large files into my iPod to later transfer them to my computer...same deal as if it was a flash drive...now, the thing is that i thought i could do it by SSH it, but everytime i try something bigger than 100 mb, it sends me an error saying that I do not have enough space. I know i do, and that shouldnt be the problem, so I tried putting the file into different folders...but Nothing...still the same answer.

    So, any of you smart friends, could help me with this issue??? Also, I read something about speeding up the file transfer...but still cant figure it out...OH and by the way I have a Mac. I know there is a thread for this but only for Windows...

    Thank you all,
  2. stabbyjoe12

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    this is because you are sshing into the partition that is 300mb,
    soo you dont have more than 300 mb left

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    sorry you will need to enable it as a disk
    then just do it through windows explorer

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  3. johnInSJ

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    Or, just use SSH but specify a path on the larger disk partition

    Here, lemme show you:

    $ ssh -l root 10.0.0.25
    root@10.0.0.25's password:
    Last login: Mon Jan 7 13:39:00 2008
    # df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/disk0s1 300M 260M 38M 88% /
    devfs 15K 15K 0 100% /dev
    /dev/disk0s2 7.3G 4.0G 3.3G 55% /private/var
    # pwd
    /var/root
    # df -h .
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/disk0s2 7.3G 4.0G 3.3G 55% /private/var
    # ls /
    Applications System cores etc private tmp var
    Library bin dev mach sbin usr
    #

    So, anything you copy into /private/var is going onto that big partition, not the tiny one

    /private/var/tmp is a good choice - it should be mapped to /tmp anyway:

    # df -h /tmp
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/disk0s2 7.3G 4.0G 3.3G 55% /private/var

    and it seems to be, at least on mine.

    Oops - example command line scp for ya
    $ scp myBigFile root@10.0.0.25:/tmp/

    where myBigFile is your big file, and 10.0.0.25 is the ip address of the ipod touch

    Now, if you happen to be out of space on the large partition, then you're out of space - get rid of some music

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