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Subject: Re: ROMbox on the FM

Re: ROMbox on the FM

From: Ronald Teune <>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 19:14:18 +0200

You should have antishock delay set to 0 seconds. I was confused by this
too, at first. If you put it at 8 seconds, then rockbox starts spinning up
the hd 8 seconds before it'll run out of memory, so it will just cost more


On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 10:47:45 +0200, Fred <> wrote:

> Just tried it, it works straight away ;). I'm running RomBox on my FM
> Recorder too, thank you Jörg !
> How can I be sure that my box is really running RomBox ? Is there an
> entry in the debug menu ? Do I need to rise antishock delay to 8
> seconds or does RomBox now use the freed memory as an MPEG buffer ?
> Fred
> PS : The french Rockbox translation will be finished today, stay tunned
> ;)
> On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 10:09:19 +0200 (MEST), [IDC]Dragon
> <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm running ROMbox on my FM recorder!
>> So, now everybody who can flash has the alternative to use ROMbox.
>> (See if you don't know
>> what I'm talking about.)
>> This was a problem so far, because the Archos software for the FM is
>> larger
>> and leaves not enough room for an uncompressed Rockbox image.
>> But you can do it, by "downflashing" the FM into a V2 recorder. For
>> Rockbox
>> users this is no disadvantage, since Rockbox is identical for FM and
>> V2, the
>> tuner is auto-detected at runtime. The only drawback would be that
>> there is
>> no radio in the builtin Archos software, if you should F1-start into it.
>> How to do it:
>> Even more simple than I thought, no special files needed, just use my V2
>> package for initial flashing, instead of the FM one:
>> The normal instructions apply, use the full set including the provided
>> Rockbox v2.2 and the .rocks. When flashed, upgrade to the V2 ROMbox.
>> For any
>> future Rockbox downloads, use the V2 recorder files, because this is
>> what
>> you now have.
>> In case you want to revert, use the FM package for initial flashing
>> again.
>> Happy ROMboxing,
>> Jörg
>> --
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Received on 2004-08-24

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