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Subject: iPod from scratch

iPod from scratch

From: Stefan Ott via rockbox <>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2019 03:51:33 +0100


I'm trying to re-install Rockbox on an iPod video and I have been
wondering whether it is possible to do so without using iTunes. The iPod
runs with a CF card so it's easy enough to put data on it, I just don't
quite know *what* to put there.

Now, from what I understand, the disk needs two partitions: one with
iPod magic and one with the music. While the music partition would seem
to be trivial to set up, I have not been able to find much information
about the data on the first partition.

Rockbox does appear to have a bunch of tools to interact with that data
(such as ipod_fw and scramble) but I couldn't quite figure out how to
use them, they all seem to be made to work with existing images rather
than creating them from scratch.

Is what I'm trying to possible at all using current Rockbox tools or
would I have to extract binary blobs from the current card and put them
on the new one?

Stefan Ott
Received on 2019-11-04

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