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Subject: Re: Boot loader, but no RB

Re: Boot loader, but no RB

From: Robert Menes <>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 08:23:22 -0400

On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 6:39 PM, erik burggraaf <> wrote:
> Hi guys, I'm a bit bemused.  I have a client who bought a sandisk sansa from she doesn't know exactly where.  It as a rockbox boot loader on it, but when I power up the player I get rockbox error file not found.  No indication of what file, oh no.
> When I plug the thing into a computer it shows up as a flash drive, but won't be detected by the rockbox utility.  I tried to browse to it, since I can see it on my mac just fine, but the browse dialog is inaccessible with voiceover.  Whah?
> Is there any way I can just flush what's there and re-install RB?  It's gonna have to be all button controlled.  Even if I weren't totally blind the player is a paper weight until I get this fixed.  No menus.
> Appreciate any help on this one.

Hi there,

The error sounds like the previous owner had Rockbox installed, and
only partially uninstalled it.
The error you're getting is because the there's no .rockbox directory
in the drive. You should still
be able to boot back into the original firmware by holding the Back
button |<< as you power on
the device, as described in the manual here:

From there, you should be able to hook the Sansa to your computer and
Rockbox Utility should notice it.
Install an appropriate build for your Sansa player (which you'll have
to find since you didn't tell us which
player you have), and after powering down and rebooting, Rockbox should start.

Hope this helps.

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