So I picked up a cheap iPod shuffle on ebay hoping to resell it for more on amazon. It was marked "APPLE SHUFFLE 2GB - 2nd Generation" , came in an official looking iPod box and looks like an iPod. However, the back is stamped 8GB and as far as I can tell, Apple never made an 8GB iPod shuffle. I plugged it into my computer and fdisk -lu says this: Code: Disk /dev/sdb: 8378 MB, 8378122752 bytes 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 7990 cylinders, total 16363521 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x6f20736b This doesn't look like a partition table Probably you selected the wrong device. Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 ? 778135908 1919645538 570754815+ 72 Unknown Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary. /dev/sdb2 ? 168689522 2104717761 968014120 65 Novell Netware 386 Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary. /dev/sdb3 ? 1869881465 3805909656 968014096 79 Unknown Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary. /dev/sdb4 ? 2885681152 2885736650 27749+ d Unknown Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary. Partition table entries are not in disk order WTF is going on? It seems to work okay.