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Subject: Re: (no subject) -->> updating old CVS 0406 version, help please!

Re: (no subject) -->> updating old CVS 0406 version, help please!

From: Matias Orchard <>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 09:19:40 -0400

Hi there,

I hope anyone can help me here..... I have (what I think and looks
like) a flashed CVS 0406 Rockbox, and want to update it to what you
have today....... I've used the Windows installer, and 'Info' keeps
showing CVS 040624 version.

Can someone send me to the right place?? The documentation on how to
flash it is not well linked on the documentation section of the

Any other tip would be gratly appreciated.



On 2/14/06, Matias Orchard <> wrote:
> Guys,
> 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
> morning!!!!!!!
> :-D
> 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.
> Cheers,
> MO
> 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
> email
> cell +56 9128-7843

Matías Orchard
cell  +56 9128-7843
Received on 2006-02-15

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