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Subject: Re: Archos... Rockbox...

Re: Archos... Rockbox...

From: Jens Arnold <>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 08:28:04 +0200

On 09.05.2008, Vladimir Pantelic wrote:

> Jim Riccardi, Jr. wrote:
>> Has anyone out there been successful with using a 160GB or a
>> 250GB drive in an Archos AJB6000? Thanx!!

> I'm not sure, but I think the USB chips inside the JB6000 can
> only handle drives up to 128MB, so even if you had RB running,
> you could not transfers files over USB.
While it is true that the USB bridges used in the SH1-based
Archoses don't support LBA48 addresing, it doesn't mean you
cannot use hard disks with >136 GB (128 GiB) in an archos.

It's just a little bit more complicated, as USB only provides
access to the first 128 GiB. You need to make 2 partitions,
one that's confined to the first 128 GiB, and a second one
covering the rest. Then you need to make your own rockbox build
with LBA48 and multivolume support. Details here:

Afaik there are several users which did that mod successfully
using 160 GB disks at least.

Regards, Jens
Received on 2008-05-10

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