FS#8896 - Sansa e200 manual confusing, easy fix

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Stuart Locke (Oreo Priest) - Tuesday, 15 April 2008, 17:08 GMT
Last edited by Marc Guay (Marc_Guay) - Monday, 21 April 2008, 18:18 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Manual
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Sansa e200
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Daily build (which?)
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I don't know how to report bugs very well, nor is this a bug, so please forgive me.

In the Sansa e200 manual it says:

"Bootloader installation from Linux
1. Download sansapatcher from
sansapatcher/linux32x86/sansapatcher (32-bit x86 binary) or http://download.rockbox.
org/bootloader/sandisk-sansa/sansapatcher/linux64amd64/sansapatcher (64-bit amd64

Sorry for the poor formatting. Anyways, I'm not completely computer illiterate, but I have no idea whether to use 32-bit or 64-bit or what that even means. It is also not explained anywhere. It would be nice to add a brief explanation to help beginners through this.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Marc Guay (Marc_Guay)
Monday, 21 April 2008, 18:18 GMT
Reason for closing:  Rejected
Additional comments about closing:  See comment.
Comment by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Tuesday, 15 April 2008, 21:26 GMT
As a beginner, you should use our nice graphical installer Rockbox Utility, which gets mentioned in the manual as well (in front of the manual installation instructions). Those instructions are for manual installation, and IMO it's not needed to have them understandable for all beginners. If you happen to get directed to those in our support channels you'll usually get guided along enough.

Besides, your computer being 32 or 64 bits is nothing you can judge from simply looking at the "box" or similar.