• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category Bootloader
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System Sansa e200
  • Severity Medium
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by kpowers11 - 2007-03-24
Last edited by Llorean - 2007-03-24

FS#6895 - Sansapatcher 0.2 Bootloader not finding rockbox.e200 in /.rockbox/ reliably

The new Sansapatcher 0.2 bootloader doesn’t find rockbox.e200 in my /.rockbox/ folder.

Closed by  barrywardell
2007-03-24 20:59
Reason for closing:  Not a Bug
Additional comments about closing:   Warning: Undefined array key "typography" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 371 Warning: Undefined array key "camelcase" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 407

Looks like this was not a problem with the Rockbox bootloader.

Are you saying that if you just put it in the /.rockbox/ folder, without a second copy anywhere else, Rockbox will not boot?

I am saying that I needed to move rockbox.e200 out of the .rockbox directory and into the main directory in order for it to be found by the bootloader. In the previous Sansapatcher version, I was able to keep rockbox.e200 in the .rockbox directory and the bootloader would find it.

I asked a yes/no question, and you answered it with more vagueness. What do you mean by “will not find it” if you don’t mean “Rockbox doesn’t boot.”

I get a message saying the bootloader can’t find rockbox.e200 or rockbox.mi4 when rockbox.e200 is in the .rockbox directory. If I move the file to the main sansa directory, rockbox boots just fine.

Do you get the message, and then Rockbox still boots, or do you get the message, and then it doesn’t boot? I keep asking whether Rockbox actually boots, and you seem to keep avoiding that simple question. I’m not asking about ANYTHING but whether Rockbox still starts or not.

I get the message and rockbox does not boot.

Alright, at the top of the screen, what number does it say your bootloader is? (The numbers after the letter ‘r’).


Strange, I have the exact same bootloader, and have no problems.

Just to verify, before the move, the file is G:\\.rockbox\\rockbox.e200, right? (Maybe with a different letter, but that EXACT folder structure and name)

Yes, that EXACT same folder structure. In fact I have moved the rockbox.e200 file back and forth several times to verify the problem. I am not upset, I can still get the program to work. I just thought you might be interested in this observation.

Well, the odd thing is, the exact same bootloader works fine for me, with rockbox.e200 in the /.rockbox/ folder. Which means it IS still looking there, it’s just not finding it on your player for some reason.

I do find that odd. I can get it to work when I move rockbox.e200 (not copy it) to the main directory. When I move it back to the .rockbox directory the bootloader doesn’t find it. Oddly, in the previous Sansapatcher version, I had no problem with this and could keep the rockbox.e200 file in the .rockbox directory.

im betting a typo in /.rockbox or case problem… the sansa bootloader has NEVER not checked .rockbox before /..

delet your current .rockbox folder and rockbox.e200 and extract the from the recent builds page…

Let me preface this by saying thank you for your patience. I applaud your efforts. I tried several things including installing a previous version of the bootloader I had archived and which I knew worked. It resulted in the same condition (to my surprise). I tried simply extracting the current rockbox build over my previous installation (my current update procedure) which resulted in the same problem. However, following your final suggestion, I completely deleted my rockbox build and re-extracted the current build to my device. I don’t know why it worked since the .rockbox directory had never been changed during my updates… but it did. I apologize for not trying this simple fix in the first place and your bootloader and sansapatcher appear to be solidly constructed works of coding genius. Continue your efforts and know that you are doing a great job.


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