FS#9568 - rockbox.ipod not found

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Fred Grosskopf (ringo999) - Friday, 21 November 2008, 14:06 GMT
Last edited by MichaelGiacomelli (saratoga) - Friday, 13 April 2012, 19:16 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Bootloader
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System iPod 5G
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Tried manual and automatic installation but getting the following error at boot:
Rockbox boot loader
IPOD version: 0x000B00011
Partition 1: 0x0B 19045 MB
Loading Rockbox…
Can’t load rockbox.ipod:
File not found
Hold MENU+SELECT to reboot
then SELECT+PLAY for disk mode
This task depends upon

Closed by  MichaelGiacomelli (saratoga)
Friday, 13 April 2012, 19:16 GMT
Reason for closing:  Out of Date
Comment by Frank Gevaerts (fg) - Friday, 21 November 2008, 14:24 GMT
Output of sfdisk -l /dev/sdc (from a pastebin)

Disk /dev/sdc: 9729 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
Units = cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0

Device Boot Start End #cyls #blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 0+ 3 4- 32098+ 0 Empty
/dev/sdc2 4 2431 2428 19502910 b W95 FAT32
/dev/sdc3 0 - 0 0 0 Empty
/dev/sdc4 0 - 0 0 0 Empty

cat /sys/block/sdc/sdc1/start gives 252 and cat /sys/block/sdc/sdc2/start gives 257040
Comment by Frank Gevaerts (fg) - Friday, 21 November 2008, 14:26 GMT
Can you run the following commands? :
dd if=/dev/sdc of=dump1.bin bs=512 count=1
dd if=/dev/sdc of=dump2.bin bs=512 count=1 skip=252
dd if=/dev/sdc of=dump3.bin bs=512 count=1 skip=257040
dd if=/dev/sdc of=dump4.bin bs=2048 count=1 skip=252
dd if=/dev/sdc of=dump5.bin bs=2048 count=1 skip=257040

and attach the resulting files (dump1.bin to dump5.bin) to this task?
Comment by Fred Grosskopf (ringo999) - Friday, 21 November 2008, 16:43 GMT
here you go ;-)
Comment by Fred Grosskopf (ringo999) - Friday, 21 November 2008, 17:39 GMT
dump6 (from dd if=/dev/sdc of=dump6.bin bs=1024 count=1 skip=257040)
Comment by Frank Gevaerts (fg) - Friday, 21 November 2008, 17:51 GMT
This is definitely a 5.5G:
(from pastebin)
[ 8696.374209] sd 9:0:0:0: [sdc] 39075372 2048-byte hardware sectors (80026 MB)
Comment by Aaron Blumenthal (ajblumenthal) - Sunday, 09 August 2009, 20:58 GMT
Also encountered this bug, using a 5.5G, OSX RButilQT 1.2.2, and manual installation, after reformatting my ipod to FAT32 with mkfs.vfat. Autodetect failed, and RButilQT bootloader install also failed (error: "could not open ipod"). Manual bootloader installation using ipodpatcher 3.0 with 3.0 bootloader was successful, but booting resulted in the output posted above. Similar reporting error of partition MB count.

Successful installation was reached after reformatting to FAT32 using Windows iTunes and manual installation. Autodetect and RButilQT bootloader installation still failed, though.