Pride Of Lions posted a topic in Non-iOS Devices (Other iPods)I have a 3-Gen, 30GB iPod that I've been considering selling since I got my 4-Gen 60GB iPod, but I'm thinking of repurposing it to record audio as an external Firewire device. So far, I've completely erased it and tried to install OS X on it like I've read is possible. The disk told me that I couldn't install OS X onto the iPod and that it wouldn't startup OS X. Is it because I tried by using the OS X install disk from my iMac? If I bought a seperate Tiger install disk would it work? And is this the solution to doing what I want to do? In my mind it works. I have a Sound Devices 744T hard drive recorder. It has an internal 40GB drive, but can also record to CF cards and external Firewire drives. I'm hoping to connect my iPod to it as a recording redundancy, but when I tried with the FW-iPod dock connector, the 744T didn't recognize the iPod as an external FW drive and it only charged the iPod. I'm thinking that installing OS X onto the iPod will let the 744T see it as an external drive. How do actual external FW drives differ from the iPod? I tried with iPodLinux to record audio to it, but it is buggy and only works at line level through the headphone jack. I hope that there's a solution. Thanks in advance.