FS#5739 - No Bootloader link in "Manual" PDF

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Ed Dorey (eddorey2k3) - Saturday, 29 July 2006, 23:06 GMT
Last edited by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Sunday, 30 July 2006, 06:59 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Manual
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System iPod 4G Grayscale
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


If you follow the instructions to install Rockbox from the PDF, (, then you're told to download a file from

This wouldn't actually be a problem, except the file isn't there. Obviously anyone trying to install rockbox on an ipod won't be able to do so.

Any ideas where I can actually get this file, now?

This task depends upon

Closed by  Jonas Häggqvist (rasher)
Sunday, 30 July 2006, 19:05 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Dave Chapman (linuxstb) - Sunday, 30 July 2006, 00:53 GMT
This appears to be a problem introduced by recent changes to the twiki software - it doesn't seem to like external links to attachments.

You can download the bootloader-4g.bin file by going to this page:

and then clicking on the bootloader-4g.bin link in the table at the bottom of the page.

Would any wiki admins like to comment? If there is a reason for disabling external links to attachments, then maybe the ipod (and other targets?) installation files could be moved to
Comment by Daniel Stenberg (bagder) - Sunday, 30 July 2006, 05:43 GMT
I think the disabling of external links to attachments was made to make our site less attractive to all the spammers who attach weird stuff and link directly to that.

Since we've been disscussing putting binary bootloaders out of the (user-modifiable) twiki anyway, I think putting them on is a fine idea. I'll get on the job soonish!
Comment by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Sunday, 30 July 2006, 07:04 GMT
there was already a task for this ... it would be useful if you actually _searched_ the tracker for already submitted bugs.
As this one has more information I closed the older on. See  FS#5714 .

Also, if a link from the manual is broken just try looking in the wiki for the file(s). Shouldn't be too hard.
Comment by Daniel Stenberg (bagder) - Sunday, 30 July 2006, 18:28 GMT
Bootloaders can now be downloaded directly from:
Comment by Jonas Häggqvist (rasher) - Sunday, 30 July 2006, 19:05 GMT
I just changed the Install chapter to link to bootloaders on this location.