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Subject: Re: Update2: Test - Rockbox running directly from flash rom (ROMbox)
From: Ronald Teune (
Date: 2004-07-26

The recording works now, too, maybe it was just something else which was
giving the weird problems.
And nice too the new shutdown thingy is working.
Well... /me >bed


On Mon, 26 Jul 2004 00:05:09 +0200, Jens Arnold <>

> Hello all
>>> ** Requirements:
>>> OR (NEW) Archos Jukebox Recorder _V2_, flashed
>>> - Download the ROMbox version for your box
>>> V1:
>>> V2:
>> Oops, sorry, the V2 version will not work. Jens, the V2 image
>> starts 4KB later than the V1, meaning it won't fit. I forgot
> With the latest size optimizations, Rombox now does really fit
> for V2 Recorders. So I have compiled new versions of Rombox for
> both V1 and V2 recorders. The usual instructions apply, repeated
> below for your convenience. Nice to read that nobody had
> problems so far (with V1 recorders).
> Note to V2 users: The V2 version of Rombox is untested, and
> compiled "blindly" based on the info stated by Jörg, so there is
> a slight chance that Rombox won't boot on the v2. However, the
> safety net (F1+On boot into Archos firmware) is there as usual.
> ** Requirements:
> Archos Jukebox Recorder _V1_, flashed
> OR (REALLY) Archos Jukebox Recorder _V2_, flashed
> (The Player/Studio isn't currently flashable, and for the
> 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 / V2 ONLY!)
> - Download & install a daily build of 2004-07-25 or later (this
> is just to ensure that you have a version not too different
> from the ROMbox one)
> - Download the ROMbox version for your box
> V1:
> V2:
> and copy it to your box as well
> - RoLo into the daily build.
> - flash rombox-recorder.ucl (V1) or rombox-v2.ucl (V2)
> respectively
> - If flashing went ok: switch off the box and start it again
> - Look into Info->Rockbox Info. The buffer value should be
> >1.790 MB (It reads 1.798 MB for me. I have the number of files
> per dir set to 300, and the maximum playlist size to 5000)
> 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, as you can't flash the ROM if
> Rockbox is running from it. The flash plugin should tell you that
> you are running from ROM and refuse to flash if you try that.
> If you want to do even more, you could do runtime tests,
> comparing rombox runtimes with ordinary rockbox. I'm especially
> interested in runtime tests with a Recorder v2.
> Regards, Jens
> _______________________________________________

Ronald Teune
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