FS#5 - Bootloader?

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - Monday, 04 February 2002, 02:29 GMT
Last edited by Björn Stenberg (zagor) - Friday, 11 October 2002, 14:39 GMT
Task Type Feature Requests
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version n/a
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The ROM firmware can obviously load progs from the HD,
but what about the loaded-firmware? can it do the same?
would it be possible to make a boot-loader archos.mod
that serves only to select other .mod files from the
drive and run them?
if this is possible, then what about the reverse, e.g.
exiting a loaded .mod and going back to the main? or just
re-load back to the achos.mod selector?
seems like it'd aid development and add much versitility
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Closed by  Björn Stenberg (zagor)
Friday, 11 October 2002, 14:39 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Closing all feature requests.
Comment by Anonymous Submitter - Sunday, 02 June 2002, 11:14 GMT

This could be an awesome feature if different firmware
versions come out from different coders.

What about one step further... the ability to execute .mod
files to do specific tasks, so the .mod programs run in the
firmware environment? This way a Recorder user could
choose to run a normalize function on their newly recorded
mp3, or a JB user could execute a visualisation program
while the track is playing. 'Plugin .mods' would allow people
to develop functions indepentantly.

See my post further down for more info....
Comment by Martin Borus (bchow) - Wednesday, 28 August 2002, 19:32 GMT

That's the one thing that stops me from using RockBox
as a default (while it can't record...) as I normally do not
have PC access to change the firmware when I need to
record something....
Comment by Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linusnielsen) - Thursday, 19 September 2002, 13:07 GMT

This is implemented in CVS and will be included in the next release. The
feature is called RoLo (Rockbox Loader).