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Title: install failed
Post by: psyche08 on September 07, 2007, 12:32:37 AM
my ipod(mac) is unresponsive now

when it open, it says
"Rockbox boot loader
version: 1.1
IPOD version : 0x000C0006
SST55LD019k-45-C-MWE
No partition found
Hold MENU+SELECT to reboot
then SELECT+PLAY for disk mode"

i try but nothing happens

and i try to turn boot into the original firmware,but faild?

is there any thing i can do?
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: bluebrother on September 07, 2007, 12:35:45 AM
You need to convert the Ipod to a "Winpod". This means the data partition needs to be FAT32. As you installed the bootloader successfully I guess you converted the partition table -- did you also convert the data partition?
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: psyche08 on September 07, 2007, 12:50:31 AM
i didn't

i use  ipodpatcher.dmg to install the bootloader

now how can i fix this problem?thx
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: Chronon on September 07, 2007, 02:48:35 AM
Please use complete words rather than slang like "thx".  This will help other users who use screen readers or translation software to use these forums more effectively.

As for converting the data partition to FAT32, the manual has a link in the Prerequisites section to this wiki page: IpodConversionToFAT32 (http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/IpodConversionToFAT32)
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: psyche08 on September 07, 2007, 02:57:29 AM
but the system can't find ipod
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: Chronon on September 07, 2007, 03:03:34 AM
Have you put it into Disk Mode?
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: psyche08 on September 07, 2007, 03:05:37 AM
it always display:
"Rockbox boot loader
version: 1.1
IPOD version : 0x000C0006
SST55LD019k-45-C-MWE
No partition found
Hold MENU+SELECT to reboot
then SELECT+PLAY for disk mode"

and i can't put it into Disk Mode
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: Chronon on September 07, 2007, 03:07:19 AM
What happens when  you try to put it into Disk Mode?
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: bluebrother on September 07, 2007, 07:14:14 AM
You CAN put it in disc mode. That's an emergency thing that always works:

Press and hold Menu + Select until the Ipod reboots. Upon reboot press Play + Select. The Ipod will now enter emergency disc mode. If it doesn't show up as drive the partition table is most likely hosed, but it WILL show up as external hard disk. You might need to use other tools to restore the partition table -- see the wiki link Chronon gave you earlier.

To leave emergency disc mode you need to manually reset the Ipod again.
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: linuxstb on September 07, 2007, 09:35:03 AM
Did ipodpatcher fail to display the following message?

Code: [Select]
[INFO] ************************************************************************
[INFO] *** WARNING FOR ROCKBOX USERS
[INFO] *** You must convert this ipod to FAT32 format (aka a "winpod")
[INFO] *** if you want to run Rockbox.  Rockbox WILL NOT work on this ipod.
[INFO] *** See http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/IpodConversionToFAT32
[INFO] ************************************************************************
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: psyche08 on September 07, 2007, 10:57:09 AM
yes,but i didn't notice :'(
i have sent it to repair
thank you
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: soap on September 07, 2007, 11:15:45 AM

yes,but i didn't notice :'(
i have sent it to repair
thank you

I guess it is too late for psyche08, but for anyone else who finds this thread...
This situation was 100% correctable in ten minutes or less of time.  Ipods have an emergency disk mode which is built-in, it can always be accessed, and would allow mounting of the iPod (even in its current condition) for the needed conversion to FAT32 (winpod).
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: psyche08 on September 07, 2007, 11:27:41 AM
how?
i try every way i known,but nothing happens
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: soap on September 07, 2007, 11:36:32 AM

it always display:
"Rockbox boot loader
version: 1.1
IPOD version : 0x000C0006
SST55LD019k-45-C-MWE
No partition found
Hold MENU+SELECT to reboot
then SELECT+PLAY for disk mode"

The answer to how is given to you by the bootloader itself.  (Not to mention bluebrother's earlier reply.)
Menu+Select reboots
then as soon as you see the iPod reboot, press Select+Play buttons to launch disk mode.
More info and more detailed instructions can be found on Apple's website.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93651
(Note:  Not to be a jerk, but this is the first listing when you google "Apple Ipod Disk Mode")
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: psyche08 on September 07, 2007, 11:40:17 AM
i try many times,it doesn't work
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: GodEater on September 07, 2007, 11:46:13 AM
Then you were doing it wrong.
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: Chronon on September 07, 2007, 01:15:43 PM
As well, it seems that psyche08 should have been able to restart into the Apple firmware by holding Menu + Select and then flicking the Hold switch when the LCD blanks.  His only problem as far as the Rockbox bootloader was concerned was that he had no FAT32 partition containing the proper files.  But an intact Apple firmware should still have been located on the "Empty" partition.  

Oh well. . .
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: hiroshi on September 12, 2007, 06:02:09 AM
I am in the exact same situation. I have tried many times to get the iPod to go into disk mode. I can get it to reboot but no luck after that.

I have tried the SELECT+PLAY buttons, the HOLD while rebooting method. No luck so far. It keeps coming back to the same screen:

"Rockbox boot loader
version: 1.1
IPOD version : 0x000C0005
SST55LD019k-45-C-MWE
No partition found
Hold MENU+SELECT to reboot
then SELECT+PLAY for disk mode"

Forgot to mention that I am working from OSX, and don't have easy access to a PC.
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: Llorean on September 12, 2007, 06:06:33 AM
Did you convert your iPod to a Windows iPod like the instructions say you have to?
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: bluebrother on September 12, 2007, 07:43:55 AM

i try many times,it doesn't work

What does not work? Didn't the Ipod show up as drive? As I said earlier, if you hose your partition table the Ipod may not show up as drive (because of the broken partition table). It WILL show up as removeable disc to the PC (on windows, check the "Disc management" snapin from Computer Management).
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: GodEater on September 12, 2007, 08:37:51 AM

I am in the exact same situation. I have tried many times to get the iPod to go into disk mode. I can get it to reboot but no luck after that.
I have tried the SELECT+PLAY buttons, the HOLD while rebooting method. No luck so far. It keeps coming back to the same screen:


What generation ipod do you have? It's possible that's the wrong key combination.

If it *is* the right combination, it simply means you're not doing it quickly enough after the reset.
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: psyche08 on September 12, 2007, 08:52:27 AM
Disc management didn't show any  removeable disc
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: GodEater on September 12, 2007, 09:43:32 AM

Disc management didn't show any  removeable disc


I thought you sent yours back ?
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: psyche08 on September 12, 2007, 09:48:19 AM
yes
before i sent the ipod back,i have tried
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: LambdaCalculus on September 12, 2007, 09:53:32 AM
Tried everything that everyone suggested to you? This problem has a simple solution that doesn't require you to send your iPod back to Apple. Everyone here has presented you with possible solutions.

So you mean to say that all the solutions presented don't work at all?


(edit: past tense, not present tense)
Title: Re: install failed
Post by: GodEater on September 12, 2007, 10:02:05 AM

yes
before i sent the ipod back,i have tried


But I thought you said you couldn't get it into disk mode ?