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Wiki > Main > SanDisk > SansaE200Port > SansaE200R > SansaE200RInstallation > SansaE200RInstallationFromLinux

Sansa e200R/Rhapsody Installation From Linux

Pre-requisites

In order to install Rockbox you MUST have patched the Sandisk bootloader on your device as described in SansaE200RInstallation

Rockbox Installation from Linux

  • Download the following file and place it inside the current {~/sansa} directory: rockbox.zip ( wget http://download.rockbox.org/daily/sansae200/rockbox-sansae200.zip)
  • Unzip this file. ( unzip rockbox.zip)
  • Download the following file and place it inside the current {~/sansa} directory: rhapsody-1.0.2.31.zip ( wget http://daniel.haxx.se/sansa/e200/rhapsody/rhapsody-1.0.2.31.zip)
  • Unzip this file to receive pp5022.mi4 ( unzip rhapsody-1.0.2.31.zip)
  • Rename the resulting file to OF.mi4 ( mv pp5022.mi4 OF.mi4) (Oh, not Zero - as in Original Firmware)
  • Download the following file and place it inside the current {~/sansa} directory: pp5022.mi4 ( wget http://download.rockbox.org/bootloader/sandisk-sansa/e200R/pp5022.mi4)
  • Boot up your device, connect the USB cable and mount the device. ( mount /dev/sda1 ~/sansa/mnt) You can verify that the device was correctly mounted by going into the mnt directory and double-checking that there are multiple files and folders inside.
  • Copy pp5022.mi4 to the root of your device ( cp pp5022.mi4 mnt/)
  • Copy OF.mi4 to the system folder within your device ( cp OF.mi4 mnt/SYSTEM/)
  • Copy a recent e200 build of Rockbox onto the root of your device ( cp .rockbox/ mnt/)
  • Unmount your device. ( umount ~/sansa/mnt)
  • Disconnect the USB cable and wait for it to reboot. It should refresh the database, then upgrade the firmware. After another reboot, you should be in Rockbox!
  • Remove the sansa directory. ( rm -rf ~/sansa/)

Upgrading Bootloader After Initial Rockbox Installation

  • Download the latest bootloader: pp5022.mi4
  • Boot up your e200r into the OF by holding the left button while powering up.
  • Connect the USB cable and mount the device.
  • Copy pp5022.mi4 to the root of your device.
  • Unmount your device, press and continue holding the left button while you disconnect the USB cable so that the device reboots into the OF.
  • Once the device reboots into the OF, you can release the left button. The OF will refresh the database, display "Firmware upgrade in progress" and reboot your device.
r7 - 07 Aug 2010 - 15:30:37 - MichaelChicoine
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