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Subject: RE: Rolo
From: Stuart Tedford (stuart.tedford_at_piresearch.co.uk)
Date: 2003-01-10


You have to download the latest ajbrec.ajz from the archos website. Then
rename it to reboot.ajz (or anything other than ajbrec.ajz). I think the
point you are missing is that ROLO loads and tries to run the .ajz file that
you choose. So that .ajz file must be a valid firmware upgrade file - it
can't just be some empty file you created in notepad!

ROLO does not revert to the built-in ROM firmware - it seems like that is
what you are thinking will happen. It actually runs that .ajz file you
choose. So in your latest effort, ROLO is actually working, but it loads
the exact same version of RockBox that you started with, because your
reboot.ajz file is simply a renamed copy of your ajbrec.ajz file.

So it is quite simple really, you get a copy of your built-in ROM firmware
from archos, in the form of an .ajz file that you can download from their
site - which you rename, and then run using ROLO.

Maybe the FAQ needs to be a bit clearer.

Stu.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carlo D'Angelo [mailto:cdangelo_at_yahoo.com]
> Sent: 10 January 2003 15:36
> To: Hardeep Sidhu
> Cc: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: RE: Rolo
>
>
> Hi,
>
> Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I have the
> latest Archos firmware for recorders installed. But
> it still doesn't seem to work correctly. I reviewed Q
> 33 in the FAQs which says: "To make use of Rolo, you
> must have a file with the same extension as your
> Rockbox firmware (.ajz on Recorder, .mod on Player)
> but a different name". How do I get this file with
> the same extension? I tried creating it but that's not
> correct. I tried renaming the Archos file (ajbrec.ajz)
> to a .ajz file with a different name, but it always
> reboots me back into rockbox. I'm sorry but I'm not
> trying to be a pest, but I think I'm missing
> something.
>
> Thanks.
> --- Hardeep Sidhu <hardeeps_at_pobox.com> wrote:
> > Hi Carlo,
> >
> > What file are you creating in notepad?
> >
> > For ROLO you first need to get a copy of the latest
> > archos firmware from the
> > archos site (1.27d iirc). Then follow the
> > instructions at
> > http://rockbox.haxx.se/docs/faq.html#33 to use it.
> >
> > BTW: Rockbox has recording support in the daily
> > builds, you might want to
> > try it out.
> >
> > -Hardeep
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Carlo D'Angelo [mailto:cdangelo_at_yahoo.com]
> > > Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2002 9:04 AM
> > > To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> > > Subject: Rolo
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I have a question about Rolo. I have a Archos 15
> > > Recorder and I would like to boot into the Archos
> > OS
> > > from Rockbox to access the recording function. I
> > > followed the instructions in your FAQs and created
> > a
> > > .ajz file. I did this by creating the file in
> > notepad
> > > and then renaming it in DOS mode to reboot.ajz.
> > At
> > > first I had some text in the file and the error I
> > > received was "invalid file size". I then removed
> > the
> > > text and it was a 0 byte file but it gave me a
> > > different error (sorry, don't remember exactly
> > what it
> > > said, but it wouldn't boot into the Archos OS).
> > Also,
> > > I originally had the reboot.ajz file in the
> > .rockbox
> > > directory on the Archos, then I placed the file in
> > the
> > > root directory. Still no luck. Thanks for your
> > help
> > > and for Rockbox. I have been very pleased so far.
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > >
> > > Carlo
> > >
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