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Subject: Re: blind installing on a Video

Re: blind installing on a Video

From: CB <>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 17:07:31 -0500

From: "Tyler Wood" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 4:39 PM
Subject: Re: blind installing on a Video

> 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.

I have read all the directions and feel quite confident I can do this. the
problem I am having is converting to phat 32. If I can do it with widnows
Explorer, I will do that. this is not my player so I did not want to go and
try things that are not recommended. I was not sure if it is ok to erase
everything on the player.
 Anyway to know for sure that I am in disc mode besides seeing it on the LCD

> 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
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