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Subject: Re: Problems with Rockbox on ipod classic

Re: Problems with Rockbox on ipod classic

From: Maria Vatapitakapha <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 23:56:55 +0100

Hello again

I have a Sony ICF-C1iPMK2 FM/AM Clock radio which also has a docking station
for an iPod.

However, now that I have installed Rockbox on my iPod classic I can only get
it to play tracks if I connect it through the AUDIO IN terminal.
This means that I cannot charge the iPod on the dock while it's playing as
once I put the iPod into the connector it just charges, giving control
to the device it's connected to. But the sony docking station controls are
not communicating with the Rockbox firmware.
So it seems that my only option to play music and use the docking station is
if I connect through the AUDIO IN and use the iPod battery power.

Any ideas on how I can improve the situation?


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 :-)
> M.

Received on 2011-06-23

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