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Subject: Re: Updated again: Rockbox running directly from flash rom (ROMbox)
From: Ronald Teune (
Date: 2004-07-31

Jens! Jens! Jens!
and it's still working! even with my etchasketch thingy! :-P


On Sat, 31 Jul 2004 09:53:36 +0200, Jens Arnold <>

> Hello all,
> I updated my ROMbox builds again to the latest cvs, and changed
> the way I distribute it to make using ROMbox a bit easier (at
> least I hope so). ROMbox is now distributed as a complete .zip
> distribution compiled from current cvs, with the rockbox.ucl
> replaced by the special ROMbox version.
> So the installation instructions change a bit (It works almost
> the same way as installing an ordinary daily build now):
> ** Requirements:
> Archos Jukebox Recorder _V1_, flashed
> OR 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 the ROMbox version for your box
> V1:
> V2:
> - RoLo into ajbrec.ajz.
> - flash rockbox.ucl the same way as you'd do with an ordinary
> daily build (located under .rockbox)
> - 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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