Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Question About Flashing
Re: Question About Flashing
>I will be receiving an Archos unit shortly and would like to flash Rockbox
First of all: you don't need to flash your box to use the voicepromts.
to your jukebox root. It will create a file in the root (the firmware) and an additional ".rockbox" directory, which is neccessary. When the system boots, it sees an Firmware "update" in the root and will load it. Rockbox is running. To hear it babbling you have to download additional voice files from
Just extract them to the /.rockbox/lang/ directory.
If you load for instance "deutsch.lng" (just navigate to it in your box and press "play") it searches the deutsch.voice and starts babbling.
>once Rockbox is flashed, can I then delete everything from my root
No. The .rockbox folder will still be needed, only the the ajbrec.ajz in the root maybe, but this is not recommended.
>Also, I'd like to know whether I can format my newly-received unit and not
You can format the hdd or delete all, also hidden (windoze) folders, the unit will still boot from ROM with the original firmware. Then install rockbox.
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