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Subject: Re: iriver h10 install problem

Re: iriver h10 install problem

From: Glenn <glennervin_at_cableone.net>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 19:36:50 -0500

Rog,
I have used Swiss Knife in Windows to remove and redo partitions on
removable drives.
I still think you need to consider a bad MBR, which easily fixed when you
repartition a drive.
When you remove a partition and make one again, the MBR is rewritten.
I find this easier to do in Linux, but if you have never used Linux, you may
want to get Swiss Knife or one of the others at the following link:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/categories/partitioning.html
HTH.
Glenn
> From: "Roger" <rogerx.oss_at_gmail.com>
> To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Monday, June 30, 2014 6:59 PM
> Subject: Re: iriver h10 install problem
>
>
>>> I must have spent at least 20 hours trying everything
>>> suggested
>>> and whatever else I could think of...
>>> Nothing seems to fix it, so I've given up and chucked it in
>>> the
>>> drawer.
>>> Thanks for trying to help guys!
>>
>> One last thing, make sure you've also performed a check or scan the disk
>> or
>> file system for errors and bad blocks. If errors exist, this error will
>> always
>> progress with a problem trying to write files (or even certain files) to
>> a
>> disk.
>>
>> In more severe cases, the hard disk itself could be bad. But you will
>> audibly
>> notice a tick or other audible mechanism indicating such failure.
>>
>> But if you've tried all this already, I too agree there's only so much
>> valuable
>> time that should be spent on such a device.
>>
>
> Nothing to lose by trying...
> I have time aplenty.
> Ffilling it, when you have minimal sight, is a continual problem!
> But hey, 5% is a hell of a lot better than none at all.
> :-))..
>

Hi Glenn

You said:

> Hi,
> I haven't followed all the suggestions, but have you removed the
> partition,
> and repartitioned it?

Not knowingly.
I have formatted to FAT32 several times.

I have no idea how to check this.

> If there is a damaged MBR, it could be causing such problems.
Now I know what a MBR is:

 (Quote: A master boot record (MBR) is a special type of boot sector at the
very beginning of partitioned computer mass storage devices like fixed disks
or removable drives intended for use with IBM PC-compatible systems )

 Again, I have no idea how to check this.

If it helps, I now have _two_ 5GB H10's in exactly the same state!
I was given another one over the weekend by a friend who had also tried to
install Rockbox.

So........
Is there a way to _completely_ clone one of my properly working H10's to the
two broken ones?

Rog

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