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Subject: Re: Question About Flashing

Re: Question About Flashing

From: Grant Hardy <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 17:06:50 -0800

But what..I don't get it. If you flash Rockbox, why do you still need it in
the hard drive if it's burned into rom?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Manuel Dejonghe" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 4:11 AM
Subject: Re: Question About Flashing

> On 1/20/06, Grant Hardy <> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I will be receiving an Archos unit shortly and would like to flash
>> Rockbox
>> onto it as I am blind and need the voice prompts to access my unit. I
>> want
>> to know, once Rockbox is flashed, can I then delete everything from my
>> root
>> drive (i.e. the rockbox folder) and have no reprocutions? Including the
>> voice file?
>> Also, I'd like to know whether I can format my newly-received unit and
>> not
>> mess up the player. For example, are there certain system folders that
>> you
>> aren't supposed to delete (not including the Rockbox folders)? What I
>> mean
>> is, I want to format the unit so it's new and fresh, and THEN install
>> Rockbox.
> Hi,
> when formatting, there is only the problem, that WindowsXP will not
> let you format big drives in the correct File System.
> A tool called Swissknife has repeatedly reported to do the job
> correctly. It can be found on the tools page in the wiki.
> The partition you want the music to be stored in has to be the first
> primary partition, formatted as FAT32.
> After formatting, you can easily install rockbox.
> Flashing however is not directly related to the voiceBox, the speaking
> menus feature. You can enable voice without flashing the device (some
> devices are not flashable) and you can flash your device without
> having the voice.
> In both cases, you absolutely need to keep the ".rockbox" directory on
> your device.
> The .rockbox-directory contains, besides the voice-file you already
> supposed a lot of other useful things without them rockbox cannot run.
> As long as you did not flash your device, removing the rockbox-files
> (the directory and the "boot file" where the name is depending on your
> exact device type) will get you back to the old archos stock firmware.
> regards, lImbus
Received on 2006-01-21

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