Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Question About Flashing
Re: Question About Flashing
From: Manuel Dejonghe <manuel_at_dejonghe.de>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 03:40:57 +0100
it's only a small part of what rockbox needs to provide all it's
functionalities that is flashed into the rom chip.
To be precise: It's only the software, only the instruction set.
Due to the fact that the rom memory is limited, there is no way to get
all the needed components into it.
On 1/21/06, Grant Hardy <granthardy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> 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" <manuel_at_dejonghe.de>
> To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 4:11 AM
> Subject: Re: Question About Flashing
> > On 1/20/06, Grant Hardy <granthardy_at_gmail.com> 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.
Received on 2006-01-21