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Subject: RE: ipod video 5.5 rebuild from 80gb to 240gb rockbox intal problem

RE: ipod video 5.5 rebuild from 80gb to 240gb rockbox intal problem

From: yojojo jablonski <>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 13:11:18 -0700

Well they is rockbox developers. That is why I stated test build. But here is what I have been told on online from developers.


Does the screen with the error *just* say: "PANIC: Unsupported physical sector size 4096"? There is no other text there? If so, then you have installed the bootloader successfully, but you are using the wrong build of Rockbox itself. You need to be using the current development build of Rockbox; I suspect you are using the 3.5.1 release. 3.5.1 does not support large drives.

7. looks like it may be the problem, if you're using RButil after copying the latest build to your iPod then you may be overwriting the newer build with the release build.

There are two parts to Rockbox, the bootloader and the build. You need to be sure that both are recent enough to work on the larger disks.

Torne's bootloader works fine and so do recent builds (try the link entitled Current Build at the left), so make sure that you're using Torne's bootloader (from this thread) then take the Current Build from this website, and extract it to the root of the iPod's drive and they should work in harmony.

I can't figure it out! Wish they would commit the build to the build without all the added steps.
I *have* committed it. It's in the current development builds. It will be released in the next release.

So many of us long to have this work, but can't figure the install out. Big drag.
Actually, everyone else has figured it out - this is working right now for dozens of users. You're the only person having a problem right now that we're aware of.

evilnick is probably right; it sounds like you are overwriting the development build. You don't need to install the build manually *and* install it with the Rockbox Utility; do one or the other.
That is all I have heard. still no clue.


Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 19:34:31 +0100
Subject: Re: RE: ipod video 5.5 rebuild from 80gb to 240gb rockbox intal problem

Sorry, but who is this "they" you are referring to? The rockbox developers? Someone in the forums? A message you've read on the wiki or in irc? Something else? A bit of context would be useful...
If you're being told by a rockbox developer that all you need to do is install the latest build, then I think that is all you need to do. The current development build is what the rbutil will install if you tell it to install the current build! (Not the same as 'latest release build')

But not knowing what the exact advice you've been told to follow is, it's very hard for us to guess exactly what you've been instructed to do, and therefore why it might not be working for you.

On 18 May 2010 18:47, "yojojo jablonski" <> wrote:

When I ran automatic utility, it detected the other bootloader, asked if I would like to over write it, and I checked no. I have been told bootloader is fine I am useing wrong release. But they never pointed me to that release. Stated to use current development build. Where would I find that? Wish when they make a new build and ask us to test, they would provide all directions (in idiot form for me) with links to all items needed to install, and test. We could get farther faster this way.
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> Which options did you use with Rockbox Utility ? if you jus...

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