• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category Manual
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System iPod 4G Grayscale
  • Severity High
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version
  • Due in Version Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by eddorey2k3 - 2006-07-29
Last edited by bluebrother - 2006-07-30

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

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?


Closed by  rasher
2006-07-30 19:05
Reason for closing:  Fixed

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

Project Manager

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!

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.

Project Manager

Bootloaders can now be downloaded directly from:

I just changed the Install chapter to link to bootloaders on this location.


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