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Subject: Re: ROMbox is back, for all flashable Archos

Re: ROMbox is back, for all flashable Archos

From: George Michaelson <>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 19:04:56 +1000

On Thu, 1 Sep 2005 10:27:02 +0200 (MEST)
"[IDC]Dragon" <> wrote:

> > uh.. the twiki pages need a little work. sorry to be picky. its just
> > that newbs are going to try this and create toast.
> Toasting it is quite difficult, the flashing procedure is packed with
> sanity checks and a CRC checksum. You'd really have to mean breaking
> it.

Thats good to know. indeed, the flash tool does ask for an F1->F2->F3
sequence on my V1, you can hardly complain you aren't warned (speaking
as a user :-)

> I tried to improve the wiki. I'm no native speaker (here: writer),
> feel free to brush it up, too.

I made some minor changes. I think your changes clarified things fine
btw. Please feel free to undo my edit if you don't like it.

I may be factually wrong, I expanded on running from the disk image to
clarify you can [F1] boot or ROLO it. I only *think* you can ROLO, if
thats wrong please let me know so I can correct it (this is to get out
of the rom image, so you can flash rom)

> Rest of email for the audience, I got this as private email.

oops! I didn't write for a wider audience. if I was excessively rude
to you in personal mail, please accept my apologies.


> Jrg
> >
> > > How can I test it?
> >
> > so the 'it' is 'bootbox' -so any sentence with 'it' or 'the file' in
> > context refers to bootbox .. yes? um better to be explicit.
> >
> > > Have a working and recent daily build of Rockbox on your disk,
> > > including the ajbrec.ajz/archos.mod file in the root. Download the
> > > file for your model,
> > the file.. is that bootbox? and since bootbox .zip has TWO files in
> > it, which one? (its your choice: either norom.bin or .bin)
> >
> > > unzip into the root of your box. Flash it with
> > > "firmware_flash.rock".
> >
> > it again. WHICH it? which file?
> >
> > does this mean just click on the .bin and let the running rockbox
> > work out what to do, or does it mean re-naming it to the single
> > name that the tool recognizes and then running the tool explicitly?
> >
> > > Bootbox will only come into action when you
> > > hold "F1" during powerup (or "-" on Player, "back" on Ondio).
> >
> > ...once successfully flashed ...
> >
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Received on 2005-09-01

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