• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category Rbutil
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System iPod 5G
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Version 3.1
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
  • Votes
  • Private
Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Ian Delahorne - 2009-01-26
Last edited by Dominik Riebeling - 2009-11-22

FS#9833 - WinPod misdetected as MacPod in rbutilqt

Tried to install RockBox 3.1 on my iPod 5G with the OSX RButilQT utility v1.0.9. My iPod was incorrectly detected as a MacPod, despite both iTunes, fdisk and ipodpatcher (???) agreeing on it being a winpod with the partition table signature 0xAA55. I’ve attached the partition table (built from dd if=/dev/disk8 of=iller.bin bs=512 count=1).

Managed to install with ipodpatcher manually, but this bug made the first-time user experience very frustrating.

Closed by  Dominik Riebeling
2009-11-22 16:39
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  

fixed with r23707. Note that waiting for the system to remount the player is still not missing, causing issues in automatic install (see  FS#10100 ).

Dominik Riebeling commented on 2009-01-26 19:36

Rockbox Utility uses *exactly* the same code as ipodpatcher, and relies on ipodpatcher for detection, thus also macpod detection. Please elaborate in detail what you did – especially your claim of “ipodpatcher (???)” is surprising – why (???)? Also, did you unplug and reattach the ipod after converting, and did you this before running Rockbox Utility or before running ipodpatcher?

Björn Stenberg commented on 2009-01-27 07:30
Dominik Riebeling commented on 2009-03-13 20:57

Looks like this is a generic mac issue – this thread looks like the same issue.

Dominik Riebeling commented on 2009-03-14 13:21

The results posted in the forums here make me believe that this is a bug introduced with the bootloader rework that was done after 1.0.7.

Aaron Blumenthal commented on 2009-08-09 20:52

Also encountered this bug, using OSX RButilQT 1.2.2. Autodetect was never successful, nor was RButilQT bootloader installation(error: “could not open ipod”). After reformatting to FAT32 using mkfs.vfat, manual bootloader installation was successful using ipodpatcher 3.0 with 3.0 bootloader, but encountered  FS#9568  when trying to boot rockbox.

Reformatting FAT32 using windows and itunes restore still did not allow autodetect, and still resulted in this bug, but manual installation was successful.


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