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Subject: Re: ipod photo stalls at apple logo

Re: ipod photo stalls at apple logo

From: greg matthews <gregwaldo_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 20:20:27 +0000

its a real shame. would be nice to have a 60GB music player in this
format and rockbox claims its compatible and stable on the 4th gen. I
have a 2nd gen model too but it is firewire only of course which makes
it a lot less useful for me!

guess I'd better stop trying to make this work :(

G

On 31 October 2011 20:02, DD petterson <danielbr_at_live.no> wrote:
> Well, the iPod classic seems to be your next device.. Seriously, it's the
> latest and probably last iPod, which will support rockbox in forseeable
> time, though it's more bulky. If you really dontn want that, then i believe
> some of the nano ports might be progressing, at a much later stage. Does
> seem less developed on, than the classic at the moment. This is referring to
> any nano above the 2g, which seems to be quite stable, and running smoothly.
>
>> Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:47:05 +0000
>> Subject: Re: ipod photo stalls at apple logo
>> From: gregwaldo_at_gmail.com
>> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
>>
>> hmmm...
>>
>> ok, so here's what I've done:
>>
>> - downloaded the mbr for the 60GB ipod photo
>> - backed up the /dev/sdb2 partition at file level using rsync
>> - backed up /dev/sdb1 at block level using dd
>> - backed up the existing mbr using dd if=/dev/sdb of=ipodmbr.bin bs=512
>> - installed new mbr using dd if=mbr-photo60gb.bin of=/dev/sdb
>> note that ipod appeared unaffected by this in that my laptop could
>> still mount /dev/sdb2 and see the original directories under there.
>> which sounds like the disk layout is pretty much unchanged by the new
>> mbr.
>> - formatted /dev/sdb2 like this: sudo mkfs.vfat -F 32 -n "Gregs ipod"
>> /dev/sdb2
>> - ran RockBoxUtility using sudo
>> - did a complete installation of 3.9.1
>> same result as before - constant apple logo on screen (occasional
>> flicker - attempting to reboot?)
>> - installed current build (r30872-111030)
>> same result.
>> - installed archived build
>> same result.
>>
>> is it just not compatible with my (rather old) ipod?
>> can I provide any more debug info?
>>
>> below is a cut and paste of the rockbox-info.txt after one of the
>> installations:
>>
>> Target: ipodcolor
>> Target id: 13
>> Target define: -DIPOD_COLOR
>> Memory: 32
>> CPU: arm
>> Manufacturer: ipod
>> Version: r30872-111030
>> Binary: rockbox.ipod
>> Binary size: 646676
>> Actual size: 646668
>> RAM usage: 1151248
>> Features:
>> accessory_supply:alarm:backlight_brightness:crossfade:dircache:headphone_detection:hold_button:hotkey:lcd_bitmap:lcd_non-mono:lcd_color:morse_input:pitchscreen:quickscreen:radio:recording:recording_swcodec:recording_linein:recording_mic:rtc:serial_port:swcodec:tagcache:tc_ramcache:charging:usb_charging_enable:wheel_acceleration:lineout_poweroff:large_plugin_buffer:albumart:disk_storage:scrollwheel:usb_power:usbstack:usb_hid:usb_hid_mouse
>> gcc: arm-elf-eabi-gcc (GCC) 4.4.4
>> ld: GNU ar (GNU Binutils) 2.20.1.20100303
>> Host gcc: gcc (GCC) 4.4.4 20100630 (Red Hat 4.4.4-10)
>> Host system: Linux
>>
>> running out of ideas...
>>
>> GREG
>>
>> On 30 October 2011 20:48, Michael Sparmann <theseven_at_gmx.net> wrote:
>> >> my next step will be to put a new partition table on there and
>> >> reformat the disk. If I take a copy of all the files on /dev/sdb2 will
>> >> this be sufficient to restore the system to its original state or do I
>> >> need to do a block level copy of the whole 60GB?
>> >
>> > Copying the files will be sufficient to keep your data and settings.
>> > This doesn't include the firmware of course. Making a backup of the MBR
>> > and the /dev/sdb1 partition as well can't hurt.
>> >
>> >
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>>
>>
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>> Greg Matthews
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