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Subject: Re: IO device error with ipod

Re: IO device error with ipod

From: Dave Hooper <dave_at_beermex.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 22:51:23 +0100

Re the original iPod poster - not sure what you mean by "designated as a
hub" .. ?

Could it be possible that those two USB ports are faulty or don't supply
enough power, perhaps? Same goes for the Archos user below.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joey" <joey_at_astrainfo.com>
To: "'Rockbox'" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 2:34 PM
Subject: RE: IO device error with ipod

>I am getting the exact same error/problem, but with my Archos Jukebox
>Studio
> 6000. I am already using the USB ports in the back of my computer. I think
> it may be because I upgraded the harddrive. If I try to copy about 15 gbs
> of
> music to it (20gb drive) and I leave it over night, when I come back in
> the
> morning it's only halfway or a quarter way through with the same I/O
> error,
> and I have to start it again from where it left off.
>
> Joey
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]
> On
> Behalf Of Matthew Caron
> Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 7:33 AM
> To: Rockbox
> Subject: Re: IO device error with ipod
>
>
> Aha! There you go. Congratulations.
>
> Rob Powell wrote:
>> Hi all, problem solved. The configuration is that the 2 USB ports on
>> the side of the machine are designated as a hub, the 4 on the back not.
>> The ones on the back work fine, and in fact are much faster too. Thanks
>> for the help,
>>
>> Rob At 23:51 26/07/2006, you wrote:
>>> If you have any other storage devices hooked up via USB, try
>>> disconnecting them all before plugging in the iPod.
>>>
>>> On 7/26/06, *Matthew Caron* < matt_at_mattcaron.net
>>> <mailto:matt_at_mattcaron.net>> wrote:
>>>
>>> This is a bit of a circular logic, but it might help you isolate the
>>> fault. It assumes your XP install is using NTFS
>>>
>>> (1) Grab a recent linux LiveCD, preferably one that reads NTFS.
>>> Something like http://www.knoppix.org/ might work.
>>> (2) Boot it
>>> (3) Try to copy files from your XP partition to the iPod.
>>> (4) See what happens.
>>>
>>> Possible conclusions:
>>>
>>> - If it works, then it's Windows.
>>> - If it doesn't work, then it could be your USB controller or the
>>> iPod
>>> firmware.
>>>
>>> You could also try a separate USB controller, if you have one.
>>>
>>> Also, is the iPod connected directly or via a hub? Back in my
> firmware
>>> days, I found a great deal in variation as to how well hubs
>>> worked. Most
>>> of the chips on motherboards seem to work fine, so plugging it
>>> directly
>>> into the computer usually solved most issues.
>>>
>>> Which brings up a question for the rockbox folks: What's the deal
> with
>>> USB on iPods? Is all you need is for someone to write a mass storage
>>> device driver for it? If so, maybe I could help. I'm getting married
>>> this weekend, but after I come back from my honeymoon, my schedule
>>> is
>>> pretty free.
>>>
>>> Rob Powell wrote:
>>> > Hi all, I really could use some help with this one, as I'm a bit
>>> stuck.
>>> >
>>> > I'm running XP, and have my Ipod connected to a USB port. I've
>>> used the
>>> > same port for an Archos player and so on before with no
>>> problems. I'm
>>> > copying music to my ipod, and some of the time, I get "unable to
>>> perform
>>> > request because of an IO device error". It's not predictable,
>>> in that
>>> > sometimes it'll copy about 10 albums before it crashes, sometimes
>>> 1
>>> > track. the files that it crashes on can usually be copied
>>> individually.
>>> >
>>> > I've tried both copy and paste and send to, I use my computer
> rather
>>> > than windows explorer (only from habit), I just wondered if
>>> anyone had
>>> > any bright ideas?
>>> >
>>> > Thanks for any help,
>>> >
>>> > Rob
>>> >
>>>
>>> --
>>> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> PGP Key: http://www.mattcaron.net/pgp_key.txt
>>> ~~ Matt Caron ~~
>>>
>>
>
> --
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> PGP Key: http://www.mattcaron.net/pgp_key.txt
> ~~ Matt Caron ~~
>
>
>
>
Received on 2006-07-28


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