Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: I think I bricked my sansa e280.
Re: I think I bricked my sansa e280.
From: Emlyn Addison <noisyblocks_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 16:51:40 -0500
> Well, we're getting there! The fact that you're in recovery mode is a
> good thing. That it does not show up on the desktop is a little
> strange. Google suggests that Disk Utility may be able to mount the
> device (I'm not familiar with it though).
I'll try the disk utility as I DID see the 16Mb partition there. But read on...
> Alternatively, you could mount it the command-line way, something to
> the effect of "mount -t vfat /dev/disk?s1 /mnt/somewhere". The exact
> command will slightly differ, depending on your system: on a laptop, I
> would *guess* that it will be /dev/disk2s1, but that assumes that the
> sansa is the only thing plugged in. You'd need to make a directory in
> /mnt (does OSX even use this? I don't really know. You can do this
> with "sudo mkdir /some/directory_name") and replace /mnt/somewhere
> with that path.
I saw this:
Might do the trick if the disk utility can't.
> Once it's mounted, you should be able to copy the .mi4 to the player
> (you may need to put an empty file called sansa.fmt there first, to
> restore the partitions, then get back into recovery mode and copy the
Copy the .fmt when mounted (already in recovery mode, isn't it?), then
shut down, redo the previous steps but copy the mi4 once back in
recovery mode? Not sure if I follow all of this, but I guess I'll take
it one step at a time.
The UNIX approach would be my last resort, but worth trying...
Received on 2008-02-23