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Subject: Re: blind installing on a Video

Re: blind installing on a Video

From: Tyler Wood <>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 16:39:58 -0500

From my understanding, you can use windows explorer to format the ipod, if
I'm not mistaken.

Go to, and to the t wiki page--there's a place for ipod
instalation instructions, which are much, much easier than before, thanks to
the new ipodpatcher. To instal rockbox on the ipod, connect the ipod to the
computer when it is in fat 32 mode- it should default to disc mode, btw.
Than, run the ipodpatcher.exe file, when it asks you if you want to instal,
press i, than, enter- than, it should be installed. Safely remove hardware
(in the task tray), select apple ipod, tab a few times; press space on the
stop button. Now, Press enter on ok. Be sure to do this- trust me, I've had
2 attempts fail on me because I used an old bootloader- so, if I'm not being
clear, please tell me. I'm blind myself- but, thanks to david, ipodpatcher
is easier to use. You used to have to use the command prompt.

Oh yeah, before installing rockbox onto your ipod, instal the daily build of
rockbox or current, doesn't matter, (.rockbox and rockbox.ipod) on the ipod.
Than instal with ipodpatcher.

I hope this works

- Tyler
----- Original Message -----
From: "CB" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 4:07 PM
Subject: blind installing on a Video

> Hi all,
> I am a blind user trying to install onto a Ipod Video and seem to need a
> little help. I am a current
> Rockbox user but I own a iriver 120. I am installing on the Ipod for a
> friend. I have read all instructions and feel confident I can do this.
> 1. i read that you must format the Ipod as Phat32. this Ipod was
> originally set up on a Mac so I need to do this. I read that if you just
> open Itunes up on any Windows PC it would right away ask you if you want
> to
> convert the device. This is not happening for me.
> 2. Problem 1 could be because I am not sure if I am in disc mode or not.
> I
> read that you need to hold down the menu and select key until the player
> resets and then hold down the same key combo. I am a bit confused here.
> I
> hold down the key combo and the screen goes black. I then let go and I
> see
> a black screen with a graphic or something in the middle. I then am
> holding
> down the key combo again until I see the screen go white. I am not sure
> if
> this is correct or not. Under Windows Explorer I see a new drive called,
> removable e, but it is raw and shows 0 bites for everything.
> I am pretty sure if I can get help getting it into disc mode and then
> converting it to phat32, I should be fine from there.
> Sorry for all the rambling. Any help would be great.
> Thanks,
> CB
Received on 2007-03-13

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