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Subject: Re: (More) Problems Installing Onto a 30GB 5.5G iPod

Re: (More) Problems Installing Onto a 30GB 5.5G iPod

From: Barry Wardell <>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 16:53:35 +0000

Maybe you could try installing manually using ipodpatcher as described in
the manual (

I don't know what the current status is on the iPod Linux loader, but I'd
definitely recommend using the Rockbox bootloader instead since that should
be fully functional.

On Dec 6, 2007 1:02 PM, Matt Lichtenberg <> wrote:

> Well, I attempted the previous recommendation of installing the
> bootloader and Rockbox manually, instead of using the Rockbox Utility,
> and.. same result, unfortunately.
> Here's a copy of what I said in my first post, in case anyone didn't get
> it:
> 'First, I tried using the Rockbox Utility (both on my iMac and my
> Ubuntu box, individually) to install the bootloader and Rockbox. Both
> seem to install fine, but the bootloader claims there's no '.rockbox'
> directory on the disk, when clearly there is! Well, okay, fine; I
> seem to recall reading that the iPod Linux loader could boot Rockbox,
> so I took off the Rockbox bootloader, installed Loader 2 from iPod
> Linux, and followed their directions to boot Rockbox, et voila! It
> worked! ..almost.
> The iPod booted into Rockbox (after loading for a long time at the
> logo screen.. odd), then claimed that there was no .rockbox directory
> (even though that's where rockbox.ipod was located), and that the
> 'Installation was incomplete'. Curiouser and curiouser..
> I'd like to point out that both the Rockbox bootloader and Rockbox
> itself see that there is, indeed, a hard drive in the iPod, and can
> speak with it just fine. It's just trying to do anything with said
> hard drive that it doesn't seem to like.'
>, does anyone have any other ideas? Thanks, folks.
Received on 2007-12-06

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