Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: rockbox installation
Re: rockbox installation
From: John covici <covici_at_ccs.covici.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 01:00:12 -0500
My talkbox patch does not contain the bookmark patch -- if it did I
would have to maintain it and its a bit much for me to do all that so
for now you have to choose one or the other.
on Wednesday 11/05/2003 Rocker(rocker_at_shaw.ca) wrote
> Thanks a whole bunch for your help.
> The file you suggested I download did not have the file fmrecorder? Though
> It was the book-marking one. It does say that it should work with all ten
> button players but as I am a rookie I decided to install the following
> Can I drag the bookmarking files onto the rockbox root directory with this
> version already installed?
> Your help has been great!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Garrett Derner" <GaryD_at_AdFreeInternet.com>
> To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 4:40 PM
> Subject: Re: rockbox installation
> > Rocker,
> > I am sure you do not need to be embarrassed. Your may end up helping to
> > improve Rockbox, for yourself, and for other people who use talking books.
> > You sound confused about Music Match. Music Match is not the firmware.
> > Music Match is just an MP3 utility for the PC. You do not really need it,
> > but you do need the USB driver that comes on the same CD-ROM. Without
> > driver, you cannot copy files between the PC and the Archos.
> > So first of all, install onto your PC, the CD-ROM that came with the
> > Secondly, you want the version of Rockbox with bookmarking. Bookmarking
> > not in the main version yet; it is not even in the daily builds. You can
> > find it in a special build made by its author. Download this file:
> > www.samuraipanda.com/bookmarks-latest.zip
> > Inside that zip file is a file called bookmarks.txt that explains the
> > concepts. Bookmarking has various features, but when I tried it I found
> > worked fine all by itself, without me having to understand all the
> > Also inside that zip file is a folder called fmrecorder. Double-click
> > folder to open it. The file you need is ajbrec.ajz in that folder. You
> > need to copy it to your Archos.
> > So step three is, use the USB cable that came with the Archos, and connect
> > the Archos to the PC. Windows should then help you open the Jukebox in a
> > window. (Or you should be able to find Jukebox from the My Computer
> > window.) Then you need to drag the file ajbrec.ajz from the zip window to
> > the Jukebox window. (If you have subfolders on the Archos, be sure not to
> > drag the file to a subfolder. You are copying the file to the root
> > directory, that is, the top level, the main file list, on the Archos. Not
> > to one of the folders inside it, if there are any.)
> > Step four is, safely remove the Archos Jukebox. You might be able to find
> > the "Safely Remove Hardware" applet on the right-hand side of the Windows
> > task bar, a little bit to the left of the clock. Clicking on that should
> > bring up a menu that lets you remove the drive. Or it might be easier
> > to use the Start button to shut down the PC. Then you can unplug the
> > from the PC, safe in the knowledge that the file finished copying OK.
> > Step five: Shut down the Archos and restart it. The bookmarking Rockbox
> > should be installed. If you ever need to remove it, just connect to the
> > again and delete (or rename) the ajbrec.ajz file.
> > Let us know how it goes!
> > Garrett
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Rocker" <rocker_at_shaw.ca>
> > To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 10:13 PM
> > Subject: rockbox installation
> > Hello,
> > Well this is embarrassing...
> > I am buy no means a power user. Nor am I a programmer. I have been
> > watching this list for some time now and let me tell you that most of you
> > guys and gals (are their any gals on this list?) amaze me with your skills
> > talents. Now that I have buttered you all up I'll ask my question...
> > I still have not been able to install rockbox over the Music Match firm
> > ware? When I downloaded the version for my studio FM Recorder and
> > it with WinZip, all I got was a list of files displayed in a window? What
> > are the steps I need to take to install this Puppy? Please give me step
> > step instructions to install correctly. I should say that my unit came
> > the music match software a;ready installed thus I have not even tried
> > installing the M.M software on it. Hears what I need:
> > 1). I would like to know which daily build I need to download that has
> > book marking feature
> > 2). I need someone to explain the installation process from the start
> > including step by step instructions. (remember, I am an idiot) LOL!
> > I am using windows ME and the Archos Studio FM Recorder.
> > I should also state that I am blind so that may be my problem installing
> > this stuff? If I need to run anything from the lcd while installing I
> > not be able to see it. It would be nice if someone wrote a Window style
> > installer for dummies like me?
> > Anyway, Thanks in advance for all your advice. If there is another
> > discussion group that you can recommend that would better suit my
> > level please let me know as I do not want to slow you guys down with such
> > simple problems.
> > Cheers!
> > rocker
-- John Covici covici_at_ccs.covici.comReceived on 2003-11-06