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Subject: Re: Boot loader, but no RB

Re: Boot loader, but no RB

From: erik burggraaf <rico3_at_mnsi.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:59:43 -0400

On 2010-10-18, at 8:23 AM, Robert Menes wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 6:39 PM, erik burggraaf <rico3_at_mnsi.net> wrote:
>> Hi guys, I'm a bit bemused. I have a client who bought a sandisk sansa from she doesn't know exactly where. It as a rockbox boot loader on it, but when I power up the player I get rockbox error file not found. No indication of what file, oh no.
>>
>> When I plug the thing into a computer it shows up as a flash drive, but won't be detected by the rockbox utility. I tried to browse to it, since I can see it on my mac just fine, but the browse dialog is inaccessible with voiceover. Whah?
>> Appreciate any help on this one.
>>
>
> Hi there,
>
> The error sounds like the previous owner had Rockbox installed, and
> only partially uninstalled it.
> The error you're getting is because the there's no .rockbox directory
> in the drive. You should still
> be able to boot back into the original firmware by holding the Back
> button |<< as you power on
> the device, as described in the manual here:
>
> http://download.rockbox.org/daily/manual/rockbox-sansae200/rockbox-buildch3.html#x5-290003.1.3
>
> From there, you should be able to hook the Sansa to your computer and
> Rockbox Utility should notice it.
> Install an appropriate build for your Sansa player (which you'll have
> to find since you didn't tell us which
> player you have), and after powering down and rebooting, Rockbox should start.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> --Robert
> --
Thanks Robert,

I got this player up and working. Unfortunately it never was detected properly by the rockbox utility. I had a sighted person go into the sansa firmware and make sure mmc mode was turned on, but that did nothing. it was already on presumably since I could browse the player just fine.

I had to get the eyes to click sansa e280 in the browse for player dialog box, and once I had browsed to the e280 it was detected no problem.

Is there any chance at all we could get the browse dialog fixed? It would be nice to have it and some of the other minor interface issues improved for voiceover accessibility since the program is so far along anyway.

Best,

Erik
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