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From: Matias Orchard <>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 08:49:57 -0400


Many thanks for your prompt replies. I kept reading after sending the
original message, and this is what happened.

I first try with alkaline batteries (I knew the risk, but well...),
did everything as explained on your website, until I found a line that
made me recall about the 'F1' key when booting B-))) So, I tried that,
and did not do much....... went to Archos original boot screen, and
then froze. But! then I put back the original batteries, which were
almost dead, press 'F1', and then connected the charger.... went back
to the Archos charging screen.......... let it there
overnight............. and voila! I have my Rockbox back again this


New batteries are n the way, so I don't need to worry about that....
but the one (I believe!) thing I need to do now, is renewing my
Rockbox installation. I copied all the files (thru the Windows
installer), but the version I have - flashed, I think - is the CVS
040624. How am I supposed to take it to the latest version???

1. Should I upgrade the firmware? How?
2. Should I go back to Archos firmware, and only use hard drive installation?

I thank you again, and look forward to your comments.



ps: sorry for the empty subject, my bad ;-)

On 2/14/06, Linus Nielsen Feltzing <> wrote:
> Matias Orchard wrote:
> > What do I need to do with my hard drive, before trying to turn on my
> > Rockbox?Huh I mean, I guess the problem is that all the Rockbox files
> > were deleted, and thus I need to reset the hard drive before using it
> > as the Rockbox drive........ Would you please help me here???
> The ATA: -1 message means that Rockbox was unable to communicate with
> the hard drive. This often means that the hard drive id dead, but it
> just as often means that the batteries are bad, or even the battery
> connectors.
> Try with a fresh set of batteries. If that doesn't work, see if you can
> fix the battery connectors.
> If it still fails, try with another hard drive.
> Good luck!
> Linus

Matías Orchard
cell  +56 9128-7843
Received on 2006-02-14

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