• Status Unconfirmed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Requests
  • Category Bootloader
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Very Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Release 3.15
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
  • Votes 1
  • Private
Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by unilock - 2021-11-03

FS#13312 - Graphical bootloader for dualboot capable (Rockbox/OF) players

It would be nice to have a graphical bootloader, a la GRUB on desktop computers, for devices that support dualbooting Rockbox with the original firmware (OF).

Currently, this is “supported” on the iPod 1G - 5.5G, iPod mini series, and the iPod nano 1G (and Sansa e200v1?) by, as well as the iPod Classic 1G - 3G and iPod nano 2G (and 4G?) by Perhaps there are replacement bootloaders for other Rockbox-supported media players as well, but I’m not aware of any.

Currently, dualbooting with the OF is done by holding down a key to boot into one firmware or another while powering on the device. However, I believe it would be much more convenient to have a graphical interface to choose which firmware to boot, rather than having to remember which key boots which firmware.

Whether this is possible on most players, I do not know. Personally, I’m interested in implementing it in the Sansa Connect Rockbox bootloader myself, but my skills are not quite there yet.


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