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Subject: Re: Disk null error
From: Rune Wiinberg (
Date: 2003-10-04

Hi Gerald,

AFAIK your problem is that rockbox won't go to USB mode because the
fat-driver stops rockbox when finding Mac partition.
If your box is flashed you should try to hold down the f1 key while booting
with the usb cable attached. -if you're lucky the archos code will then
allow you to access (and reformat) the drive through your computer.
If this fails you could always disassemble your recorder and connect the
harddrive directly to your pc (through a suitable 2,5" -> 3,5" atapi cable).

Good luck ;-)
/ Rune

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerard" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 11:01 PM
Subject: RE: Disk null error

> Ok I didn't see how this was gonna work but I figured I would give it a
> try before I bashed the idea. When I plug the archos in it doesn't even
> show the usb signal it just shows the Rockbox logo and then the disk
> null msg. And no I didn't think the archos os would recognize the drive
> but I was hoping that rockbox would.
> When I plug it into a windows box it doesn't even come up and say found
> new hardware. Any other ideas on make this box back alive besides taking
> the hd out and putting it in another machine ?
> On Fri, 3 Oct 2003 12:46PM -0600, Fred Maxwell wrote:
> > Yes: Plug it up to a Windows box and partition and format it as
> > FAT32. You
> > didn't really think that the Archos OS would understand a Mac
> > partition, did
> > you?
> >
> > Regards,
> > Fred Maxwell
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From:
> >> [] On Behalf Of Gerard
> >> Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 11:44 AM
> >> To:
> >> Subject: Disk null error
> >>
> >>
> >> So I reformated my archos fm recorder with mac os extended. It worked
> >> fine after the format until I unplugged it then when rockbox
> >> loaded from
> >> the flash it gives me the disk null error. It also won't
> >> mount on my OSX
> >> box anymore. Any ideas on how I can get it back to fat32 ? -Gerard
> >>

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