FS#1664 - cannot boot into rockbox 2.0

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by David Fentem (genebit) - Friday, 29 August 2003, 00:28 GMT
Last edited by David Fentem (genebit) - Saturday, 06 September 2003, 07:44 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Release 2.0
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


I have a 6G recorder model JBRHD101 that was upgraded
with a 40G Toshiba hard drive over a year ago. It was
programmed from the factory with Archos firmware 1.17i
but I've been using Archos 1.27d from the hard drive.
It's been working great for many months.

I tried to install Rockbox 2.0 by deleting the Archos
1.27d ajbrec.ajz file and unzipping Rockbox to the hard
drive as described in the instructions. The files look fine
on the recorder hard drive using Windows Explorer.

When I start the recorder by holding the ON button,
1.17i starts loading as normal. After a few seconds, the
1.17i display is as normal except there is a line at the
bottom of the display that says HOLD ON! where the
function key labels normally are. It never boots into

After about 15 seconds the HOLD ON! text disappears
and the display looks normal. But if I press any button
except Off, the HOLD ON! message returns and nothing
happens. Pressing the Off button switches the unit off
as normal.

I can remove the Rockbox ajbrec.ajz file and restore the
Archos 1.27d ajbrec.ajz using my computer and it works
fine again. It will boot into the Archos 1.27d but not
Rockbox 2.0 - very strange.

I've tried this several times and get the same results

This task depends upon

Closed by  David Fentem (genebit)
Saturday, 06 September 2003, 07:44 GMT
Reason for closing:  
Comment by Anonymous Submitter - Thursday, 04 September 2003, 14:08 GMT

why not try daily builds?

Comment by Mike Holden (mikeholden) - Thursday, 04 September 2003, 14:42 GMT

You don't need to hold the ON button, just press it normally,
then release. What you are doing is pressing it long enough
for the keyboard lock to come on - that's what the HOLD ON"
message is telling you!
Comment by David Fentem (genebit) - Saturday, 06 September 2003, 07:42 GMT

The HOLD ON was a red herring. I'd never seen it before, but
that was not the problem.

I downloaded a daily build for 2003-09-06 and it boots fine.
Version 2.0 will still not boot. Oh well, not a problem - I'll just
use the daily build.