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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: Dominik Wenger <>
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 18:29:32 +0100

Do you have any "non-normal" partitioning on your harddrive ?
Like for ipod linux you repartition the ipod to include a ext2 formated
partition. This could case problems if Rockbox doesnt find the correct
fat32 formated partition. The same is for "macpods" they are formated
htfs which rockbox cant read...

so please try a diskutility and take look at the partitions.
There should be only 2 partitions, one for the firmware (its probably
hidden), and a fat32 partition for the data.

hope this helps,

Matt Lichtenberg schrieb:
> 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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