FS#11609 - Computer won't boot with Rockbox plugged in

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Yo Dude (Awesome) - Tuesday, 07 September 2010, 04:36 GMT
Last edited by Björn Stenberg (zagor) - Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 14:56 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Operating System/Drivers
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Sansa e200
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Release 3.6
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


This is an annoying bug that only popped up after I upgraded to 3.6. I leave my Sansa plugged in for charging purposes, but my computer WILL NOT boot with the Sansa plugged in since installing Rockbox 3.6. If I attempt to plug in my Sansa at any time during my PC's boot-up process it hangs my machine.

I know this is not a problem pertaining to my computer because I have tested it several times and it only started happening after Rockbox 3.6.
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Closed by  Björn Stenberg (zagor)
Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 14:56 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a Bug
Additional comments about closing:  This is a bug in your computer BIOS. It should not let a connected USB device affect its' booting.

It may very well have been triggered by changes introduced in Rockbox 3.6. This does not make it any less a BIOS bug.
Comment by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Friday, 10 September 2010, 16:07 GMT
I don't think this is a bug. However, I think it's pretty likely that your computer is trying to boot of the USB drive (i.e. the Sansa) and fails to do so because of it not containing anything bootable (for example, I had issues with extremely slow bootups myself with a weirdly formatted disk in my PC, so I don't think having the PC doing weird things because of an attached USB drive that doesn't look like it's expecting it is too far fetched.) The problem appearing with Rockbox 3.6 could very well simply be caused by some bugs in Rockbox fixed.