Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: ROLO / two-stage booting for rockbox
From: Björn Stenberg (bjorn_at_haxx.se)
That was the idea with ROLO from the beginning. But we quickly realized the current model is superior. Most people want to load one firmware 95% of the time and just have the option of running another.
> Independent ROLO would start very quickly IMHO ,because there is much
No. The long boot time is because the Archos firmware spends a lot of time on other things before loading the Rockbox file. Not because Rockbox is big.
> Currently, when I want to boot original Archos Firmware or other Rockbox
I would say that is your problem. The easy solution is to clean out your root dir, or create a "-firmware" dir where you store all alternate firmwares. It will show up at the top in your browser.
> Another advantage could be, that this "1st Stage Rolo with boot menu"
Rockbox already does this, by means of a checksom for the RTC contents. If the checksum is bad, the settings are loaded from disk. Of course, this doesn't help the Archos firmware.
You are free to make a stand-alone ROLO, of course. It's simply a matter of taking Rockbox and stripping out all the unneeded parts. But I personally don't think it's very useful.
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