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Subject: Re: Jukebox file integrity problems

Re: Jukebox file integrity problems

From: Magnus Holmgren <>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 17:12:44 +0200 (MEST)

Edward Guldemond wrote:

> I have an Arcos Jukebox recorder that I have had Rockbox
> installed on for quite some time. When I make my MP3s, I have the
> ripping program (well, really a Linux shell script) write out a MD5
> checksum of the files. When I copy the files to the Archos in Linux or
> Windows and check the MD5 sums, some files always come up corrupted.
> The same files get corrupted in Linux and Windows, even after formatting
> the hard drive. I tried the same with the stock firmware, and the same
> files are still corrupted. Is this a hardware flaw in my Archos, or has
> anyone had the same or similar problems?

I've seen something like that. During copy, Windows (2000) would sometimes complained that it couldn't write a file, and that file turned out to be corrupted afterwards.

Thanks to a USB hub with "traffic indicators", I was able to figure out what caused the problem: my USB printer! Apparantly some of the traffic on the HUB got re-directed to the printer (I saw that on the HUB), causing the file corruption. By always unplugging the printer when copying files to the Archos, the problem went away.


Received on 2002-10-16

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