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Subject: Re: eager beginner, not many skills

Re: eager beginner, not many skills

From: Michael O'Quinn <>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 12:51:10 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 1 May 2003 wrote:

> Thanks guys, your input has been really helpful - I
> listened to some of my 1000+ tunes last night - quite
> a thrill!
> But I'm still struggling over this archos.ajz thing. I
> went to the archos website and the only thing I see
> that they have that applies to fm recorders is a
> download for drivers for all their products.

You are on the Drivers download page, you need to be on the Software
download page.

On the main page ( hover your cursor over the word
"Download" in the green bar near the top of the page. On the purple bar
right below your cursor, there will appear several words, starting with
"Drivers", then "Software", and then more we don't care about here.

Click on the word "Software." This will take you to the page with the
latest FM firmware. It's about half way down the page. Download the ZIP
file, extract the files, and you will find the ajbrec.ajz file you are
looking for.

Rename that file to anything else you want, just remenber to keep the
".ajz" in the end. Some people recommend naming it to "archos.ajz" since
that's easy to remember and to find when you need to "Play" it. Finally,
copy it (the renamed version) to the root directory of your Archos' hard

> So I
> download those, extract them to my jukebox hard drive,
> and...where is the ajz file?? I don't see one
> anywhere. Do I just rename the folder as archos.ajz
> and somehow rockbox knows to find the archos firmware
> in there?

No, that will not work.

> Or...Should I just stick with the archos firmware that
> is apparently already on the ROM of the thing since I
> prob won't be using it that much anyway.

If you do that, you will not be able to use RockBox, which would REALLY be
a shame.

> I have read the FAQs about rolo-ing and think I
> understand how to do that once I have both versions on
> there; I'm just embarrasingly stuck at this beginner's
> hurdle of simply FINDING the archos firmware so i can
> rename it as archos.ajz

Hope this helps!

> thanks again - sorry to interrupt the advanced
> programming discussion :)

Actually, it's not really a bother, IMHO. In fact, I see questions from
inexperienced users as a chance to improve the documentation.

Received on 2003-05-01

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