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Difference: IpodInstallationFromLinux (r16 vs. r15)
NOTE: These instructions are now out of date. Please follow the installation instructions in the manual.
Rockbox requires that the main music partition on your iPod is formatted as FAT32. If you have an HFS (Mac) formatted iPod, you will need to convert it to FAT32 before following these instructions.
usb 4-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 7 scsi4 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices usb-storage: device found at 7 usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning Vendor: Apple Model: iPod Rev: 1.62 Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 00 SCSI device sdb: 58605120 512-byte hdwr sectors (30006 MB)
The output of fdisk contains the following lines. It shows the iPod formatted with a FAT32 file system.
## Some text removed Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 10 80293+ 0 Empty /dev/sda2 11 3648 29222235 b W95 FAT32
When you disconnect the USB cable, your iPod should reboot. At this stage, it will fail to find a copy of Rockbox itself, and should default into loading the Apple firmware. Once you install Rockbox, you can boot to the Apple firmware by holding down MENU whilst your ipod is booting (note that you need to press and hold this key very early in the boot cycle - just before the apple logo appears). Note: you don't need to disconnect the USB cable at this stage, you can simply move on to the next step.
At this point you should be able to reboot the iPod and load Rockbox by pressing the MENU (top) and SELECT (middle) buttons simultaneously for five seconds.
If your iPod crashes:
You can then connect the iPod to your PC and start again.
r17 - 07 Mar 2007 - 09:20:23 - DaveChapmanRevision r16 - 07 Mar 2007 - 08:47 - DaveChapman
Revision r15 - 06 Mar 2007 - 22:20 - DaveChapman
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