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Subject: Re: confusing instructions for rombox/flash programming.
From: George Michaelson (ggm_at_apnic.net)
Date: 2004-08-13


Thanks for the clarification Johnathan, but I believe ROMbox may require
transition through the ROLO'd ajbrec.ajz specifically to make sure the image
being run is not in ROM, so the .ucl can be loaded into ROM, to then become
run-from-ROM state code.

So, I still remain confused, if the sequence for ROMbox is 'special' enough
that you have to do a specific sequence like:

        1) unpack ROMbox .zip into tree, with ajbrec.ajz and .rockbox/rockbox.ucl
        2) [on]+[f1] OR normal start, ROLO ajbrec.ajz

        3) walk into .rockbox, click on rockbox.ucl

                OR
           have rockbox.bin, use .rockbox/rocks/firmware_flash.rock

Steps 1) and 2) I think are stated on the wiki. 3) is still a bit 'diffuse'

cheers
        -george

(twiki text)

 Drawbacks

    * In order to flash a new .ucl (either RomBox or ordinary rockbox) or
        flash image you first have to RoLo into ordinary RAM-based rockbox, since
        it is impossible to alter the memory rockbox is running from. Sufficiently
        recent versions of rockbox_flash.rock and firmware_flash.rock will notice
        this situation and refuse to run instead of simply crashing
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