dev builds
themes manual
device status forums
mailing lists
IRC bugs
dev guide

Rockbox mail archive

Subject: Re: Ipod classic boot issues

Re: Ipod classic boot issues

From: Michael Sparmann <>
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2012 13:10:21 +0200

You can't drop a .rockbox directory into UMSboot, that will only accept
.ubi files. So you can boot an installer or a rockbox binary that way,
but the files in that ramdisk are neither written to the HDD nor can
they be accessed by rockbox.

> I think my battery lasts a couple days or more, I don't really keep
> track but it's not too short.

Updating to a recent build helps a lot with battery drain problems,
there have been quite a few improvements in that area (also overall
stability improvements, but sadly we now have some USB problems) since
the bundled build from january.

> When I go to connect the ipod to my computer it pops up as removable
> disk, I cant get itunes to recognize it and when I go to rockbox
> on the root menu it says it doesn't have a .rockbox file, but when I go
> to connect to my computer it says I need to reformat the hard drive.

Restore using iTunes with the iPod in DFU mode, like during initial
emCORE installation.

> I have windows 7 and it doesn't offer me a fat32 option only NTFS and
> exFat. If I can get past this part then I'm golden but I can't get to
> the root file on the iPod.

Yes, Windows refuses to format drives bigger than about 50GB with FAT.
There are third party tools to do that though, and you can also do it
from the emCORE tools menu. If the disk isn't accessible after doing the
latter you most likely have physical HDD trouble.


Received on 2012-10-13

Page template was last modified "Tue Sep 7 00:00:02 2021" The Rockbox Crew -- Privacy Policy