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Subject: Re: Question About Flashing

Re: Question About Flashing

From: Manuel Dejonghe <manuel_at_dejonghe.de>
Date: 2006-01-21

Hi Grant,

it's only a small part of what rockbox needs to provide all it's
functionalities that is flashed into the rom chip.
To be precise: It's only the software, only the instruction set.
Due to the fact that the rom memory is limited, there is no way to get
all the needed components into it.

lImbus

On 1/21/06, Grant Hardy <granthardy@gmail.com> wrote:
> But what..I don't get it. If you flash Rockbox, why do you still need it in
> the hard drive if it's burned into rom?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Manuel Dejonghe" <manuel@dejonghe.de>
> To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 4:11 AM
> Subject: Re: Question About Flashing
>
>
> > On 1/20/06, Grant Hardy <granthardy@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi All,
> >>
> >> I will be receiving an Archos unit shortly and would like to flash
> >> Rockbox
> >> onto it as I am blind and need the voice prompts to access my unit. I
> >> want
> >> to know, once Rockbox is flashed, can I then delete everything from my
> >> root
> >> drive (i.e. the rockbox folder) and have no reprocutions? Including the
> >> voice file?
> >>
> >> Also, I'd like to know whether I can format my newly-received unit and
> >> not
> >> mess up the player. For example, are there certain system folders that
> >> you
> >> aren't supposed to delete (not including the Rockbox folders)? What I
> >> mean
> >> is, I want to format the unit so it's new and fresh, and THEN install
> >> Rockbox.
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > when formatting, there is only the problem, that WindowsXP will not
> > let you format big drives in the correct File System.
> > A tool called Swissknife has repeatedly reported to do the job
> > correctly. It can be found on the tools page in the wiki.
> > The partition you want the music to be stored in has to be the first
> > primary partition, formatted as FAT32.
> >
> > After formatting, you can easily install rockbox.
> >
> > Flashing however is not directly related to the voiceBox, the speaking
> > menus feature. You can enable voice without flashing the device (some
> > devices are not flashable) and you can flash your device without
> > having the voice.
> > In both cases, you absolutely need to keep the ".rockbox" directory on
> > your device.
> > The .rockbox-directory contains, besides the voice-file you already
> > supposed a lot of other useful things without them rockbox cannot run.
> >
> > As long as you did not flash your device, removing the rockbox-files
> > (the directory and the "boot file" where the name is depending on your
> > exact device type) will get you back to the old archos stock firmware.
Received on Sat Jan 21 03:42:12 2006


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