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Subject: Re: Rombox recording ok?
From: Brian Wolven (brian.wolven_at_verizon.net)
Date: 2004-08-18


John Gurd wrote:

> What exactly is the ROM box? Is it the 8mb RAM version or is it just the ROM
> having been flashed, or something else?

Let's see if this makes any sense, starting from the beginning:

Standard Archos firmware -> read from ROM on boot -> execute in RAM

Standard Archos upgraded firmware (snicker) -> read original Archos
firmware from ROM -> read Archos update from disk (e.g., ajbrec.ajz
file) -> execute in RAM

Standard Rockbox firmware -> read original Archos firmware from ROM ->
read rockbox update from disk (e.g., ajbrec.ajz file) -> execute in RAM

Flashed Rockbox firmware -> copy of both original Archos firmware and a
rockbox build in ROM, rockbox read from ROM unless on+f1 pressed to load
archos image -> read rockbox update (if any) from disk (e.g.,
ajbrec.ajz file) -> execute in RAM

ROMbox version of flashed Rockbox firmware -> copy of both original
Archos firmware and a rockbox build in ROM, rockbox read from ROM unless
on+f1 pressed to load archos image -> ****execute in ROM**** thus
saving the RAM previously dedicated to the firmware

All ROMboxes are flashed rockboxes, but not all flashed rockboxes are
ROMboxes. =)

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