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FS#10880 - Manual lack information on the possibility to install Rockbox on an SD card

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Tomer Shalev (tomers) - Sunday, 27 December 2009, 14:38 GMT
Last edited by Tomer Shalev (tomers) - Sunday, 27 December 2009, 19:15 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Manual
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Release 3.4
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

Some users might choose to install Rockbox on an SD card instead of installing it in the internal flash memory of the player.

One reason for it is the (unjustifiable?) fear of wearing the internal flash memory:
http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=23479.0

The Cowon D2 manual contains some note about this possibility, mainly from the reason of having a read-only internal flash memory. See http://download.rockbox.org/daily/manual/rockbox-cowond2/rockbox-buildch2.html#x4-160002.3

I think that such information should be added to the manual in general, probably inside or before the Automatic Installation section. Users should know they can choose either of the mount points which use their player, and choose according to their preferences.
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Closed by  Tomer Shalev (tomers)
Sunday, 27 December 2009, 19:15 GMT
Reason for closing:  Invalid
Additional comments about closing:  Booting from SD card is not supported players other than the Cowon D2. (thanks, Paul)
Comment by Jonas Häggqvist (rasher) - Sunday, 27 December 2009, 14:48 GMT
You have left "Player Type" set to "All players". I assume this is not on purpose. Which players have this ability?
Comment by Tomer Shalev (tomers) - Sunday, 27 December 2009, 15:29 GMT
> You have left "Player Type" set to "All players". I assume this is not on purpose. Which players have this ability?
This is not on purpose, but anyway...
I think it affects all player which have (CONFIG_STORAGE & STORAGE_SD), and maybe also #define HAVE_MULTIDRIVE is required. Not sure about that. Maybe we can use 'multivolume' from features.txt.
Comment by Paul Louden (Llorean) - Sunday, 27 December 2009, 18:36 GMT
I thought only the D2 has this feature - it exists because the internal D2 memory is currently read only for Rockbox.

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