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Subject: Re: rockbox Digest, Vol 70, Issue 5

Re: rockbox Digest, Vol 70, Issue 5

From: Maria Vatapitakapha <>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:09:08 +0100

 From: Michael Sparmann

Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:29:23 +0200

> *> However, when I connected it to my mac (running OS X 10.6) it said "the
> *
> *> disk you inserted cannot be recognised" so it was not possible to *
> *> transfer any files to it. I have the same problem when connecting to *
> *> linux ubuntu: the disk does not seem to be formatted. I tried Ubuntu *
> *> Disk Utility and GParted to partition and format the disk. But what *
> *> happens is that it completely removes the Rockbox installation so I am
> *
> *> back to zero. Is there a way of formatting the disk from within
> Rockbox? *
> *> What other alternatives do I have to make rockbox work? *
> *> I am about to admit defeat and go back to the original iPod firmware...
> *
This comes from the fact that the ipod is formatted without partitioning
> ("superfloppy"), which OSX doesn't seem to like.
> On Linux you just need to mount /dev/sdb (or whatever), not /dev/sdb1.
> To make it work with your Mac, just partition it and format it as FAT32,
> then extract the rockbox zip file to that newly-created partition.

Thanks Michael! I did format it in FAT32 and copied the to the
.root folder, which mac was now able to recognise.
Rockbox seems to work fine on the ipod now and I was able to listen to
tracks and copy files onto it :-)


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