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Installation / Removal => Rockbox Utility => Topic started by: John on September 20, 2009, 10:11:23 AM

Title: Installing Rockbox on Ubuntu
Post by: John on September 20, 2009, 10:11:23 AM
Changed computers and need to reinstall rockbox.
I remember in Ubuntu you need to initially install it from a terminal as sudo but cannot remember what to do after that.
Autoodetect is not working but I can copy and paste file to and from my Sansa
Title: Re: Installing Rockbox on Ubuntu
Post by: bluebrother on September 20, 2009, 10:58:43 AM
There is no need for sudo when updating.

In detail: some players (most notably Ipods and Sansas) require raw disk access for installing the bootloader. This usually means that you need to run Rockbox Utility / sansapatcher / ipodpatcher as root to gain the required permissions. Ubuntu is rather keen on using sudo for this, but there are other ways as well. Usually, you want to run it as
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sudo ./rbutilqtInstalling everything else does not require those permissions, only permissions for writing to the disk are required (but not having those permissions would also mean you couldn't transfer files to the player, so it would be kinda pointless).