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Subject: Re: Update: Rockbox running directly from flash rom (ROMbox)
Date: 2004-07-30

I am using it on my V2. have been for the last week. No problems except
the plug ins dont seem to work.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jens Arnold" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 8:04 PM
Subject: Update: Rockbox running directly from flash rom (ROMbox)

> Hello all,
> I updated my ROMbox builds to the latest cvs, enabling the use
> of the splitedit.rock if used in conjunction with a daily build
> of 2004-07-30 or later. (In fact, it re-enables the use of all
> plugins, since the plugin api has changed in an incompatible way
> since the last ROMbox builds were released.
> For your convenience, the instructions are included again.
> Btw: Did no one dare to try this out on a V2 recorder yet?
> I really would like to know if it works for these as well.
> I use ROMbox on my V1 recorder all the time, and I didn't find
> any problems with it so far.
> 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 2004-07-30 or later.
> - 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
> _______________________________________________


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