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Subject: Re: Need rockbox installation help

Re: Need rockbox installation help

From: brendan hack <>
Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 13:27:16 +1000

No. You need to unzip the zip file onto the recorder. The Jukebox doesn't understand what a zip file is. You will need to open the zip file in winzip and then extract (with directories) all the contents into the root directory of your jukebox. You should end up with a file called ajbrec.ajz in the root (which is rockbox itself) and a directory called .rockbox which contains fonts, settings etc.

eg: if you're Jukebox is on drive j: you should find the following file after extracting the zip


If you do then all should be well.



Frank Incensed wrote:
> Thanks for your reply. So when I transfer the zip file to the recorder,
> I dont need to open it, it will just install itself?
>> From: "Nanne Huiges" <>
>> Reply-To:
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: Need rockbox installation help
>> Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 17:17:44 +0200
>> > I would like to install rockbox on my archos recorder 20. However,
>> > being a something less than an ubergeek, I dont quit understand the
>> > directions. After I download the rockbox operating system, do I just
>> > transfer the file onto the hard drive? Should I open it before
>> > transferring it? Should I open it after transferring it?
>> just transfer the file to your recorder. there's no need to do
>> anything else with it..
>> de recorder checks for the excistence of the file (automaticly), and
>> if it's there, it'll use it
>> >
>> > It says to install into root directory, does that just mean to
>> > transfer it to archos hard drive like I would a music file?
>> yep!
>> >
>> > As far as renaming the archos operating system, I dont even see it. If
>> that means you did not install an problem! you have
>> firmware somewhere in the
>> internals of your device. this firmware checks for the excistence of
>> new firmware, in the form
>> of the file. if it's there, it'll load it. if it's not, it will load
>> from the standard that you cannot
>> delete, so you can't do anything wrong :)))
>> > I have no music loaded, the jukebox icon shows nothing when looking at
>> > it via my computer. I deleted some music files, or at least what I
>> > thought were music files that were already on the h.d. when I bought
>> > the player. Did I inadvertantly delete something I shouldnt have?
>> >
>> don't think so...
>> > Any help would be appreciated
>> >
>> check!
>> Nanne
>> ps: so installiung rockbox is harmless: you don't like it, just remove
>> the file! no install needed
>> :)
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