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Subject: Re: flashing files available

Re: flashing files available

From: Tom Cole <>
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 15:27:25 +1300

There used to be one of two files you could flash:-

1 rockbox.ucl - On booting, the Rockbox code is loaded into RAM from the
ROM. It then runs from RAM. The ROM code is compressed (by the compile
process) and is expanded when copied into RAM.

2 rombox.ucl - On booting, Rockbox is run directly from ROM. This means
that the RAM space saved by this method is available for buffering the
HD and results in fewer HD spinups. Rombox.ucl has to be stored in the
ROM in an uncompressed state because it is run directly from there.

The comment in the wiki is referring to the rombox.ucl file, which is
now too big to fit in the ROM unless you compile your own and exclude
the database feature.

You can still flash using the supplied rockbox.ucl file.

Hope this helps.
Tom Cole

On Fri, 29 Dec 2006 09:01:25 +0000 (GMT), j c <>

>thanks for the info.
>i'm a bit unsure still though.
>in the wiki it states:
>"Since September 6 2004, Rockbox builds rombox by
>default. However, recently Rockbox has simply grown
>too big for Rombox. If you want to build a current
>version of Rombox (which will exclude the DataBase
>feature), here's what you need to do:"
>does this mean that the database feature wont work if
>i flash now because i have to use bootbox?
>thanks, jc
>--- Tom Cole <> wrote:
>> The current flashing system for the Archos machines
>> is called BootBox.
>> (The old method you are looking at doesn't leave
>> enough room in the ROM
>> to install current versions of Rockbox.)
>> Find BootBox here:
>> (Ignore the information about pre-release).
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Received on 2006-12-31

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