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Subject: Re: Updated again: Rockbox running directly from flash rom (ROMbox)
From: Joseph Jones (
Date: 2004-08-01

No, the .ajz is kept for flashing. I would suggest it is a
newbie-friendly step.


Tom Cole wrote:
> Jens
> You're doing great work, and I hope this modification is merged into
> the CVS soon.
> A couple of points:
> Would it be helpful to include the installation instructions in the zip
> file as a Readme?
> Also, I'm not sure I understand why the ajbrec.ajz file has to be kept.
> If you are running ROMbox already and you wish to update to a newer
> version, surely you need to install and rolo to the new version first
> prior to flashing. This is normal flashing procedure. Or is the
> ajbrec.ajz file used by ROMbox in some way?
> Regards
> Tom Cole
> On Sat, 31 Jul 2004 09:53:36 +0200, you wrote:
>>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
> _______________________________________________

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