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Subject: Re: iriver h10 install problem

Re: iriver h10 install problem

From: Roger <>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:45:04 -0800

>Is there a way to _completely_ clone one of my properly working H10's to the
>two broken ones?

Connect both devices to a box (computer) with a Linux based operating
installed, or use a Live CD of Linux such as System Rescue CD, or any Live CD
of Linux having a utility called 'dd' -- for which most if not all Live CD's of
Linux will likely have as the utility exists within the Coreutils package.

Once booted, connect both devices. Probably best to connect the good device
first, then the destination (or bad) device last. (ie. So devices will be
enumerated more simply.)

And then use dd from a command line shell logged in as root.

# dd /dev/sdb /dev/sdc (or 'dd original_device destination_device')

Also need to be aware of the partition sizes. (ie. Cannot clone a large
partition or disk into a smaller partition or disk!)

You need to be somewhat computer savvy here or somewhat inclined to research,
and sounds like this might be getting you a little too deep!

After using dd, you might discover file system errors for which Windows refused
to tell you about, or other errors. (ie. Erratic activity when connecting your

Best bets are though, if you can install Rockbox to an identical device with
your current setup, and then trying to install to your original device still
fails, likeliness is that your device is failing in some manner. (ie. process
of elimination.)

Good luck.

Received on 2014-07-01

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