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Subject: Re: Test - Rockbox running directly from flash rom (ROMbox)
From: Joseph Jones (joe_at_bumpycarrot.cjb.net)
I have succeeded in flashing the version, however, I could not flash the
rombox .ucl from the bleeding edge build, it reported "Incompatible
Version". I had updated my .rocks and rolo'd into the bleeding edge
.ajz, but it would not flash. However, I was able to flash it from the
previous build I had installed.
Jens Arnold wrote:
> Hello all,
> I just did some more work in getting Rockbox running directly
> from flash, leaving more ram for the mp3 buffer and therefore
> probably improving battery runtime (still to be tested).
> This development was started by Jörg.
> As the major bugs are now squashed, I ask anyone who wants to
> help finding remaining bugs to do so.
> ** Requirements: Archos Jukebox Recorder _V1_, flashed
> (The Player/Studio isn't currently flashable, and for the V2/FM
> Rombox won't fit in the remaining ROM space. This will most
> likely change if this test proves that running from rom is
> really useful)
> ** Procedure: (Recorder V1 ONLY!)
> - Download & install a daily build of 2004-07-20 or later (or
> bleeding edge if you are impatient)
> - Download http://arnold-j.bei.t-online.de/Rockbox/rombox-recorder.ucl
> and copy it to your box as well
> - RoLo into the daily build.
> - flash rombox-recorder.ucl
> - Switch off the box and start it again
> - Look into Info->Rockbox Info. It should show Buffer: 1.794 MB
> Play around with it as you would do with ordinary rockbox, and
> report if anything doesn't work as expected. (Expected means
> like ordinary rockbox). The only exception is the flash plugin,
> see below.
> Do _not_ delete ajbrec.ajz. You'll need to RoLo into it if you
> want to flash another .ucl later. The flash plugin hangs if
> Rockbox is running from flash for obvious reasons.
> If you want to do even more, you could do runtime tests,
> comparing rombox runtimes with ordinary rockbox.
> Regards, Jens
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