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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Archos - Installation/Removal/Flashing => Topic started by: LambdaCalculus on June 14, 2007, 01:35:55 PM

Title: Flashing Rockbox to a Jukebox Recorder 10: Proper method?
Post by: LambdaCalculus on June 14, 2007, 01:35:55 PM
I know that this is in the documents for the Archos players, and in the manual, but I want to make sure I do this right.

A friend of mine at work has an old Archos Jukebox Recorder (USB 1.1, 10GB). He wants to try Rockbox on it, and he asked me to flash Rockbox to it, making it permanent. (Good man!  :) )

The problem is, however, that all the relevant information about flashing Rockbox that's posted at various places on the site seems to be conflicting with itself, talking about obsolete methods, and RomBox or BootBox or what have you. So I ask: which method is the most recent? And how will it work with one of these two situations:

1) I install the official Rockbox v2.5 release, OR
2) I use a daily build so he can at least have the WAV playback support.

Can anyone tell me which is best?
Title: Re: Flashing Rockbox to a Jukebox Recorder 10: Proper method?
Post by: TAC109 on June 14, 2007, 08:22:15 PM
Your option 1 or 2 is a matter of choice for you to make.

If you want to use RomBox (i.e. have the software running directly from ROM) and use the latest software you will need to compile a special version with the Database code excluded. (RomBox gives longer battery time because more RAM is available to use for the audio buffer - this reduces the number of disc spin-ups).

If you want to use the 2.5 release I would suggest instead my 2.5.1 version at http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=3075.0. This fixes a problem with charging that is in version 2.5 (There are other enhancements in this version as well).
Title: Re: Flashing Rockbox to a Jukebox Recorder 10: Proper method?
Post by: LambdaCalculus on June 15, 2007, 06:10:00 AM
Hmmm... sounds like a plan! Ehh, I don't think he'll ever miss WAV playback.

Release 2.5.1, here I come!
Title: Re: Flashing Rockbox to a Jukebox Recorder 10: Proper method?
Post by: pixelma on June 15, 2007, 06:51:29 AM
Release 2.5.1, here I come!

I just wanted to point out that the version 2.5.1 is not an official release. Version 2.5 is but as TAC109 mentioned, it had some bugs which he fixed (with this bugfix only, version 2.5.1 was hosted officially in the wiki) but then a few other things were added. That's why it is now in the unofficial builds forum and the same rules as to every other unofficial build apply.

I haven't tried v2.5.1 but if it's based off of the 2.5 release it will be quite different from what there is now and a current manual might not be that helpfull.

Edit: Typos, another thought.
Title: Re: Flashing Rockbox to a Jukebox Recorder 10: Proper method?
Post by: bascule on June 15, 2007, 08:14:33 AM
But surely there is a 2.5 manual available?
Title: Re: Flashing Rockbox to a Jukebox Recorder 10: Proper method?
Post by: LambdaCalculus on June 15, 2007, 08:36:08 AM

But surely there is a 2.5 manual available?


Wait, now that you mention it, I was thinking the same thing. Surely the Rockbox 2.5 manual must be archived somewhere, right? I mean, the manual for v2.4 is floating about on the site, so this one must be somewhere as well.

I'll go buzz about through the doc index and through some of the mailing archives. There's gotta be a link here, somewhere!
Title: Re: Flashing Rockbox to a Jukebox Recorder 10: Proper method?
Post by: Febs on June 15, 2007, 05:47:45 PM
No-one ever did a manual for 2.5.  There was a manual for 2.4.
Title: Re: Flashing Rockbox to a Jukebox Recorder 10: Proper method?
Post by: TAC109 on June 15, 2007, 06:32:17 PM
Release 2.5.1, here I come!
I just wanted to point out that the version 2.5.1 is not an official release. Version 2.5 is but as TAC109 mentioned, it had some bugs which he fixed (with this bugfix only, version 2.5.1 was hosted officially in the wiki) but then a few other things were added.

I'd just like to say that although version 2.5.1 was at one time hosted on the wiki, it was never an official version. The 2.5.1 wiki page was never linked to from anywhere in the Rockbox documentation. You had to search for it in the wiki or know it was there in order to find it.

I thought this needed clarification, without restarting old, somewhat heated discussions.
Title: Re: Flashing Rockbox to a Jukebox Recorder 10: Proper method?
Post by: LambdaCalculus on June 16, 2007, 09:10:37 AM

No-one ever did a manual for 2.5.  There was a manual for 2.4.


Gotcha. Thanks for the info, Febs.
Title: Re: Flashing Rockbox to a Jukebox Recorder 10: Proper method?
Post by: LambdaCalculus on June 18, 2007, 06:39:34 AM
Well, in the end, I decided to just go for the 20070614 daily build and flash that with BootBox. The operation was a success, and now the Archos is booting so fast and working oh so nice! I don't think my friend will ever be getting rid of this player any time soon!

Thanks for your help and guidance, guys! I really appreciate it!