path: root/tools/ipodpatcher/main.c
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Diffstat (limited to 'tools/ipodpatcher/main.c')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/tools/ipodpatcher/main.c b/tools/ipodpatcher/main.c
index 3c3c0c860a..49c79e2454 100644
--- a/tools/ipodpatcher/main.c
+++ b/tools/ipodpatcher/main.c
@@ -150,9 +150,17 @@ int main(int argc, char* argv[])
if (n==0) {
fprintf(stderr,"[ERR] No ipods found, aborting\n");
fprintf(stderr,"[ERR] Please connect your ipod and ensure it is in disk mode\n");
+#if defined(__APPLE__) && defined(__MACH__)
+ fprintf(stderr,"[ERR] Also ensure that itunes is closed, and that your ipod is not mounted.\n");
+#elif !defined(__WIN32__)
+ if (geteuid()!=0) {
+ fprintf(stderr,"[ERR] You may also need to run ipodpatcher as root.\n");
+ }
+ fprintf(stderr,"[ERR] Please refer to the Rockbox manual if you continue to have problems.\n");
} else if (n > 1) {
fprintf(stderr,"[ERR] %d ipods found, aborting\n",n);
- fprintf(stderr,"[ERR] Please connect only one ipod.\n");
+ fprintf(stderr,"[ERR] Please connect only one ipod and re-run ipodpatcher.\n");
if (n != 1) {