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Subject: Re: procedure change for first flashing
From: RudiS (
Date: 2004-11-08

Hi Jörg,

This procedure was very new to me and I was totally confused, wenn
after the successfull flashing procedure the Archos Image came up.
I spend nearly one hour to realize, how to do it. Now I understand

BR Rudi

Am Montag, 8. November 2004 um 13:33 schrieben Sie:

ID> Beginners had endless confusion with this...

ID> I have now changed the files in my webspace, the ones for first flashing.
ID> In the past, they included a full copy of Rockbox (including plugins), v2.2
ID> since that was released. When 2.3 and Ondio came out, many first time users
ID> got confused because they had 2.2 after flashing, not talking to blind
ID> people as a side effect.

ID> Now it comes without Rockbox. The firmware files are stripped down, contain
ID> just the boot loader and the Archos "safety" image. The 2nd half is left
ID> free, so the user can flash whatever .ucl to the box. If this is not done,
ID> the box will behave very similar to unflashed: Archos starts, then loads
ID> Rockbox from disk, if present.

ID> I hope this has the benefit of
ID> 1) me not having to update the images
ID> 2) showing clearly if no Rockbox is flashed yet
ID> 3) leaving the initial version up to the user

ID> The files now additionally contain the Archos firmware in .ucl format, in
ID> case you want that in the 2nd half as well. (To make it appear like
ID> original.)

ID> I have updated the wiki pages accordingly:

ID> If you have already flashed, you can ignore this message.

ID> Greetings,
ID> Jörg

Mit freundlichen Grüssen


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