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Installation / Removal => Rockbox Utility => Topic started by: potato_head on April 03, 2010, 11:03:17 PM

Title: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: potato_head on April 03, 2010, 11:03:17 PM
rock boxs detected the ipod
but when i tried to install the boot loader it said "could not open ipod"
 and i don't know how to open ipodpatcher for linux and windows "wine" :o
Title: Re: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: saratoga on April 03, 2010, 11:06:36 PM
Assuming you're on linux, and that you're using rbutil, try using sudo or running as root.
Title: Re: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: potato_head on April 03, 2010, 11:18:04 PM
Assuming you're on linux, and that you're using rbutil, try using sudo or running as root.

what is rbutil?
Title: Re: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: saratoga on April 03, 2010, 11:18:59 PM
One of the two possible installers you could have used.
Title: Re: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: potato_head on April 03, 2010, 11:40:52 PM
tried to install it on root but it said the same thing
Title: Re: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: bluebrother on April 04, 2010, 02:17:43 AM
Please describe exactly what you did. Please also post the output of the Help / Troubleshoot / System Trace dialog after your failed installation. You need to save that output before closing Rockbox Utility.

what is rbutil?

That's the short name for Rockbox Utility.

and i don't know how to open ipodpatcher for linux and windows "wine" :o

Do NOT use wine for running ANY of the installation tools. It will break, and is a terribly bad idea. We do provide our installer tools on all major operating systems, you really don't need to do this.
Title: Re: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: potato_head on April 04, 2010, 07:23:30 PM
i mounted my ipod color/photo 20gb 4g >:(
downloaded all the linux software for ipod "gtkpod" not itunes
got gtkpod working. formated ipod.
tried to install bootloader in rockbox utility message "could not open ipod"
easy tag works with ipod and so does rhythm box.
tried to use ipodpatcher for linux but it does not run at all. :-[
Title: Re: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: saratoga on April 04, 2010, 09:50:42 PM
Does the Apple firmware run on your Ipod?
Title: Re: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: bluebrother on April 05, 2010, 01:42:16 AM
tried to install bootloader in rockbox utility message "could not open ipod"

Please post the output of the Help / Troubleshoot / System Info and System Trace dialog after the error occured. Are you running Rockbox Utility as root? Bootloader installation for Ipods requires this.
Title: Re: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: potato_head on April 05, 2010, 07:14:13 PM
tried to install bootloader in rockbox utility message "could not open ipod"

Please post the output of the Help / Troubleshoot / System Info and System Trace dialog after the error occured. Are you running Rockbox Utility as root? Bootloader installation for Ipods requires this.

tried in root still the same and when in root the ipod icon looks like a thumb drive
Title: Re: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: bluebrother on April 06, 2010, 02:17:31 AM
I'm really not motivated asking for the same thing again and again. If you don't want help I'll stop responding. For the last time (and quoting myself again):

Please post the output of the Help / Troubleshoot / System Info and System Trace dialog after the error occured.
Title: Re: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: potato_head on April 10, 2010, 02:50:24 AM
it's a long file i tried to copy and paste it to the message body but couldn't
Title: Re: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: bluebrother on April 10, 2010, 04:34:14 AM
You can attach the file. You can also post it to a service like http://pastebin.ca and post the link here. The system info dialog, however, is only a couple of lines.
Title: Re: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: potato_head on April 10, 2010, 03:07:16 PM
http://filebin.ca/serfjh/ipoderror
Title: Re: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: bluebrother on April 10, 2010, 06:14:30 PM
Please check the filesystem type on the Ipod. From checking the log resolving the device node from the mount point failed, which happens if the Ipod uses a filesystem different to FAT.
Apart from that, you are running Rockbox Utility as normal user. Installing the bootloader on Ipods requires direct access to the device node. Users usually don't have this, which means that you need to run Rockbox Utility as root (or using sudo). This is only needed for bootloader installation.
Title: Re: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: potato_head on April 10, 2010, 07:59:08 PM
file system?? do you mean Linux and windows and mac.
mine is unknown format os, thats because i formated as compatible with linux.
and it says unknown instead of windows or mac.
Title: Re: install ipod 4g color photo 20 gb
Post by: bluebrother on April 11, 2010, 02:35:15 AM
Open a terminal window, and type "mount". Look for a line that contains the mountpoint of your Ipod (/media/ipod from the System Trace). Check if that line has "type vfat" in it. If not, you formatted the Ipod with the wrong filesystem, and Rockbox cannot work on it unless you change that. Rockbox requires a FAT formatted Ipod (shown as "vfat" in the "mount" output).