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Title: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: wolftail on January 04, 2011, 05:24:38 AM
Thought you may want to know that the freemyipod project launched an unstable port of Rockbox for the iPod Classic.  ;D

Instructions for installing it can be found here: http://www.freemyipod.org/wiki/IPod_Classic_iLoader_Installation (http://www.freemyipod.org/wiki/IPod_Classic_iLoader_Installation)

Please note that the port is still under development and it is recommended for experienced users only. You also have to put your iPod into DFU mode which means that you will need to format it if something goes wrong thus loosing all data on it. Also it may not be compatible with all Classics: http://www.freemyipod.org/wiki/Status (http://www.freemyipod.org/wiki/Status)

As usual, no warranties on anything. You do everything at your own risk.
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: saratoga on January 04, 2011, 12:09:14 PM
http://svn.rockbox.org/viewvc.cgi?view=rev;revision=28953
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: LambdaCalculus on January 04, 2011, 12:35:21 PM
And also http://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2011/01/04/rockbox-seen-on-ipod-classic/
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: wolftail on January 04, 2011, 02:48:44 PM
Why isn't the 160GB 1G Classic supported? (the fat one)  :'( What is the hardware difference between it and the others?
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: gevaerts on January 04, 2011, 02:56:23 PM
Why isn't the 160GB 1G Classic supported? (the fat one)  :'( What is the hardware difference between it and the others?

Different hard drive interface
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: LambdaCalculus on January 04, 2011, 03:01:55 PM
Why isn't the 160GB 1G Classic supported? (the fat one)  :'( What is the hardware difference between it and the others?

Different hard drive interface

Specifically, the 160GB Classic uses a CE-ATA interface for the hard drive. Until someone figures out how it works, that model is out of the loop.
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: wolftail on January 04, 2011, 04:14:28 PM
And what is the interface used in the other iPod Classics?

Post Merge: January 04, 2011, 04:25:44 PM
Quote from: Wikipedia
CE-ATA is electrically and physically compatible with MMC specification. CE-ATA uses MMC connector on host devices and matching flex cable or circuit connection on CE-ATA hard disk drives

Can't code be reused from ports that use a MMC card (ex: Archos Ondio). I'm new to this and just trying to help speed the porting process. (my iPod has been waiting for Rockbox for a long time and finding out that mine is the only incompatible classic caused my soul to shatter into a million flying pieces  :'( )
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: saratoga on January 04, 2011, 05:05:51 PM
Can't code be reused from ports that use a MMC card

Assuming they use the same CE-ATA interface, yes.  However, since the archos device is almost a decade old, its unlikely to be the same as shipping in modern devices. 
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: wolftail on January 05, 2011, 10:40:45 AM
Isn't CE-ATA supposed to be a standard thing? How can there be more specifications/interfaces? :/
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: saratoga on January 05, 2011, 12:43:28 PM
Isn't CE-ATA supposed to be a standard thing? How can there be more specifications/interfaces? :/

CE-ATA is a standard, but every implementation of it is a unique physical piece of hardware that requires its own software to use.
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: gevaerts on January 05, 2011, 12:46:48 PM
Also, the fact that CE-ATA is a standard doesn't magically make it the same as another standard (MMC in this case), even though it is electrically compatible
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: torne on January 06, 2011, 05:56:56 AM
The part that's standard is the connection between the CE-ATA controller and the CE-ATA hard drive. The software interface to the controller is not the same on different devices.
Title: relationship between rockbox and freemyipod
Post by: cubic on January 08, 2011, 01:02:04 PM
Thought you may want to know that the freemyipod project launched an unstable port of Rockbox for the iPod Classic.

Hello,
What's the connection between freemyipod and rockbox? Isn't rockbox created just by rockbox people and no one else? Pls help a confused person. 8 - )
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: Chronon on January 08, 2011, 03:00:23 PM
Developers are free to work here and on any other projects that they like.  There's no implied exclusivity.
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: wolftail on January 09, 2011, 10:05:51 AM
What's the connection between freemyipod and rockbox? Isn't rockbox created just by rockbox people and no one else? Pls help a confused person. 8 - )

Rockbox is the general community that develops the firmware itself and ports it to various devices.

Freemyipod is a specialized project targeted specifically at making iPods with encrypted firmware (all newer models) able to get custom firmwares (more exactly Rockbox as development for iPodLinux is kind of dead). On these iPods it is a lot harder to port Rockbox and a  team that is specialized only on them will achieve the goal faster.

In a nut shell the scope of Freemyipod is porting Rockbox to encrypted iPods.

EDIT: the 2 projects are interconnected, not separate entities
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: [Saint] on January 09, 2011, 10:14:35 AM
You really don't need to tell us that, TheSeven is an active Rockbox developer as well ;)

EDIT: As a note, I'm not sure if you're implying (as I first thought) that the two are completely separate entities, or not.
While the two projects are quite different, the two communities are quite tightly gelled together.

[St.]
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: wolftail on January 09, 2011, 10:33:54 AM
@[St.] I was just answering cubic's question. I should have quoted him.

I wasn't implying that the 2 communities are separate but I didn't state the opposite either so you might have understood that.
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: zvs on January 10, 2011, 02:22:49 AM
Is there a way to install the firmware from Linux? I have a disused Classic lying around that I could do some testing on. But I don't have a Windows box.
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: TheSeven on January 10, 2011, 05:09:00 AM
Yes, see here: http://www.freemyipod.org/wiki/Talk:IPod_Classic_iLoader_Installation#Other_Platforms
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: zvs on January 10, 2011, 09:44:16 PM
Oh, cool, didn't see the discussion link. Thanks. I'll fiddle around with this.
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: pugliamix on March 01, 2011, 12:38:40 PM
First of all, many thanks to developers for their good work on this hardware.  :)
I installed it on my iPod Classic 1st gen 80 GB and I am using it every day to listen to my music collection. Should you need feedback on how it works, I'm here.
Sometimes it starts looping (TA-TA-TA-TA...) during songplaying, but it's possible to restart the OS, so it's not a big problem. And I'm really happy that now it can play open audio formats without having to convert them before!
I keep on updating Rockbox by the svn link once a week, in order to see if new features come.
Are there any news about video playback plugin developing?
???
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: [Saint] on March 01, 2011, 12:46:32 PM
Are there any news about video playback plugin developing?

Update to current a current SVN version, video playback was added quite recently.



[St.]
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: LambdaCalculus on March 01, 2011, 01:09:33 PM
Recent SVN activity has gotten the 160GB models (the "thick" design) to work now. Rockbox now has a CE-ATA driver for the thick 160GB iPod Classics.
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: pugliamix on March 01, 2011, 04:44:51 PM
Are there any news about video playback plugin developing?
Update to current a current SVN version, video playback was added quite recently.

I made the update, still I can't see, browsing in the file menu, all the .avi files I put on it. And I'm not able to find the right plugin for playback.
Could you please tell me:
1. the video plugin name;
2. have I to convert video files into something else in order to playback them on the ipod?

I thank you in advance for your help.
[UPDATE] Sorry, I just tried using an .mpg file and it works. So, I will always need a previous conversion from .avi to .mpg in order to play video files. I am going to convert some other right now, in order to watch them and to verify how this new feature works on classic. Further updates here?
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: saratoga on March 01, 2011, 05:02:30 PM
Are there any news about video playback plugin developing?
Update to current a current SVN version, video playback was added quite recently.

I made the update, still I can't see, browsing in the file menu, all the .avi files I put on it. And I'm not able to find the right plugin for playback.
Could you please tell me:
1. the video plugin name;
2. have I to convert video files into something else in order to playback them on the ipod?

I thank you in advance for your help.
[UPDATE] Sorry, I just tried using an .mpg file and it works. So, I will always need a previous conversion from .avi to .mpg in order to play video files. I am going to convert some other right now, in order to watch them and to verify how this new feature works on classic. Further updates here?

http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/PluginMpegplayer
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: sirrozha on March 09, 2011, 07:12:34 PM
Hello guys.
Thank you everyone who made Rockbox possible. Great work.

I have a question: am I able to install Rockbox on my 160 Gb fat Classic using this http://www.freemyipod.org/wiki/IPod_Classic_iLoader_Installation instruction?

It is said:
Quote
Recent SVN activity has gotten the 160GB models (the "thick" design) to work now. Rockbox now has a CE-ATA driver for the thick 160GB iPod Classics.
What does that mean? What should I do?

I’m not very dumb, but since I haven’t followed Rockbox development I find everything kinda confusing…
And that “highly experimental” things are scaring me, but I do want to try Rockbox!
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: Chronon on March 10, 2011, 12:10:25 AM
I don't have one, but by my reading it should work.

http://www.freemyipod.org/wiki/Talk:IPod_Classic_iLoader_Installation#First-generation_160GB_model
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: TexasRockbox on March 10, 2011, 03:01:23 AM
I have a 160GB 6G (thick) Classic.  Are updates on the status pages up-to-date?

How is the scroll wheel sensitivity?  Apple took some heat because most (if not all) skins couldn't be used effectively because the silicone was just too thick -- no matter how thin they tried to make it.

Is battery run time comparable to the OF?

Is the USB transfer speed comparable to the 5.5G ?

Bass, Treble, EQ OK?

Is video playback fps (MPEG2, I assume) more than the iPod 5.5G video?

Currently, what is thought to be the most annoying issue?  General stability or a particular function to be implemented?
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: saratoga on March 10, 2011, 01:15:30 PM
Battery life is quite poor, lots of things don't work right.  Search around, theres plenty of info. 
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: ichbinder on March 17, 2011, 12:59:26 PM
Hello people.

I'm looking into Rockbox for the first time, so don't hit me please. :)

I have an iPod 6G 160GB 2007 Edition, not the 2009 one. Am I understand this thread correctly that there is no Rockbox or other OS for this specific iPod version available? I like the handling, video playback, battery life, capacity, and also size of the iPod. Basically those are the important things I want to see in my favorite media player:
- Video support (as long as there's an open source converter, i don't care what format)
- nice handling (I know, vague... but I think most are good)
- battery life of at least 30 hours for music, 3 of video or so
- capacity of at least (!) 30GB
- size not (much) bigger as iPod 6G 160GB 2007 Edition (sorry, no size specifications found...  :-\ )

However, I am desperately missing features like:
- bookmarks for videos, playlists, songs, etc...
- a "add to playlist after current song" feature
- a "add to end of playlist" feature
- in general more in-place iPod features like deleting playlists, songs, etc. I don't always want to connect my to PC in order to do these things...  :-\

So, currently I am experiencing some pixel errors. So I thought of buying the next iPod 6G, which is also not yet supported by Rockbox, correct? And it's old already, so there might be a new generation soon.
I know this is no board for hardware recommendations, but I would love a new player to have Rockbox support to try it for the first time. So, maybe somebody can give me an advice what to do...?
Or are my specifications so specific that only an iPod is currently somehow fulfilling the above?

Really a big thanks for reading through this. :)
Bye
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: saratoga on March 17, 2011, 01:05:31 PM
I have an iPod 6G 160GB 2007 Edition, not the 2009 one. Am I understand this thread correctly that there is no Rockbox or other OS for this specific iPod version available?

Not exactly, see the wiki:

http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/IpodClassicPort
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: ichbinder on March 22, 2011, 09:53:12 AM
...

Not exactly, see the wiki:

http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/IpodClassicPort

Ah, ok. Thanks and great work. Maybe I'll give it a try when my iPod is back from repairing the LCD. In case I install this unstable Rockbox version, is there a relatively easy way to switch back to the original software?

Further comments or recommendations for a new player would also be awesome.  :)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: saratoga on March 22, 2011, 11:54:33 AM
...

Not exactly, see the wiki:

http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/IpodClassicPort

Ah, ok. Thanks and great work. Maybe I'll give it a try when my iPod is back from repairing the LCD. In case I install this unstable Rockbox version, is there a relatively easy way to switch back to the original software?

Depends how easy you think those instructions are. 
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: probedb on March 24, 2011, 08:42:52 AM
Is there any easy way to identify which iPod classic is which? I've tried looking at the Apple page but sometimes they're referred to as 1G-3G, sometimes 1G-7G?

I want to pick up a 160GB one from ebay but a little unsure as to how I can get someone to check what generation it is?

I've been running Rockbox on a 1G nano for years but thought I'd see if I can help out with bug finding on a port with more storage space :)

Any help much appreciated!

Paul.
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: SpecFroce on March 24, 2011, 07:48:14 PM
i'd go with a new one.... High future potential, because it's still in production, great storage and solid platform.. Why risk getting a half used one then  ?
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: probedb on March 25, 2011, 03:06:11 AM
i'd go with a new one.... High future potential, because it's still in production, great storage and solid platform.. Why risk getting a half used one then  ?

Price, why else? My 2nd hand nano has lasted 5 years as well so what's your point?
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: Squishy on June 05, 2011, 10:40:18 PM
Finally got my 6g working tonight, pretty neat so far. Do the current themes work on this or am I stuck(not complaing) with the default theme?
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: Verfblikje on June 16, 2011, 06:27:53 AM
Hey guys,

Great work on the iPod Classic port (running a 1G 80GB). So far it has been working great, with some minor glitches. Up until now I did not have any problems, that where unsolvable with a reboot. However, now the emBIOS menu tells me the following:

Code: [Select]
Rockbox does not seem to be installed. You need to extract it to the root directory of your iPod.

Press any key to return to the menu.

How would I go about fixing this? I can get into the UMSboot function I can get it to show up in Windows (7 x64), but I only see the UMSboot folder(?), which is 63.9 MB if I remember correctly. Is there another way to show everything that is on the HDD, so I can unpack Rockbox again?

Thanks in advance,

Nick
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: [Saint] on June 16, 2011, 08:31:29 AM
You should be able to launch the Rockbox fallback image via emCORE's "Tools" menu.
After that, connect via USB and extract a new build as normal.



[St.]
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: AtaraxiaNZ on June 20, 2011, 07:34:09 PM
I'm having a bit of trouble with my 160gb (Thick model) Classic 1g. I can install the Emcore firmware, but when I open the fallback Rockbox image and connect the iPod to my PC it comes up as Removable Disk G: with 0 bytes of space. So I can't copy the rockbox file, or anything else for that matter

I know this is very alpha software but can anyone help me?
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: Verfblikje on June 22, 2011, 07:49:24 AM
You should be able to launch the Rockbox fallback image via emCORE's "Tools" menu.
After that, connect via USB and extract a new build as normal.



[St.]
I couldn't find that in iLoader, but I read on http://www.freemyipod.org/wiki/ILoader (http://www.freemyipod.org/wiki/ILoader) iLoader is no longer supported. So I just installed emCORE and the latest version of Rockbox. It is now initializing my database again. Thanks for the support.
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: matzestinks on September 13, 2011, 02:34:21 AM
Hey, I finally found this thread!

Always I want to connect my IPod classic 2nd Generation to my PC (Linux/WinXp, I tried both) it's closing automaticly after about 3 min.
Do you know how to fix this? Any updates planned?

Thanks!

//EDIT: Found the thread about the fix! http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php/topic,28562.0.html
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: steve-lainen on October 06, 2011, 02:34:09 AM
Dear all.

Can anyone clarify what the "partial" under "power management" means? I kind of think that charing under Rockbox is maybe not possible (but that would make it very unusable) or does it charge slowly or...??

Best regards

Peter
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: AlexP on October 06, 2011, 07:40:59 AM
I suspect it refers to the very short battery life in Rockbox.
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: telliott on October 25, 2011, 04:08:36 PM
Any hope for a breakthrough on the battery issue.  I can't wait to make the jump!  I've been a long time Rockbox user on my Archos JBR v1.  I'm using MediaMonkey  and have been having sync issues with my iPod Classic 160GB

Tim
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: nls on October 29, 2011, 08:02:29 AM
No one appears to be working on the ipod classic power stuff at the moment so a breakthrough is unlikely any time soon i'd say
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: telliott on November 01, 2011, 08:04:29 PM
I may just go ahead and install it.
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: Sviborg on November 08, 2011, 11:55:04 AM
Damn, I can't wait to get stable rockbox for 80gb classic  :-[
I've just downloaded rockbox simulator and it's awesome!

Post Merge: November 08, 2011, 04:30:39 PM
sync issues with my iPod Classic 160GB

Missing album arts and image database corruption, am I right?
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: henners on November 10, 2011, 07:34:46 PM
Is there any way we can donate to get this project going again? I've been using rockbox for years on my sansa and it was brilliant. I "upgaded" to an Ipod 6G classic 160gb. For some stupid reason i just assumed there'd be a rockbox for it... :( I'm thinking of selling the ipod and getting a large capacity MP3 player that is compatable with rockbox. I don't think I can take the stupid apple firmware anymore. I don't like how it deals with comilation albums and how I have no control over the content once it's copied over (ie I can't delete anything using the ipod).

Arghhh! It makes me angry when I listen to music! Please can we donate to get this project up and going again?
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: saratoga on November 10, 2011, 07:43:54 PM
Please can we donate to get this project up and going again?

Probably not.  You're welcome to offer a ipod or something and see if anyone is interested in it, but usually people just buy mp3 players if they want to work on them.
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: TexasRockbox on November 11, 2011, 02:01:09 AM
Is there any way we can donate to get this project going again? I've been using rockbox for years on my sansa and it was brilliant. I "upgaded" to an Ipod 6G classic 160gb. For some stupid reason i just assumed there'd be a rockbox for it... :( I'm thinking of selling the ipod and getting a large capacity MP3 player that is compatable with rockbox. I don't think I can take the stupid apple firmware anymore. I don't like how it deals with comilation albums and how I have no control over the content once it's copied over (ie I can't delete anything using the ipod).

Arghhh! It makes me angry when I listen to music! Please can we donate to get this project up and going again?

Why not sell the iPod Classic and get a used iPod Video 5.5g 80GB and upgrade the HDD?
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: h.finn on November 11, 2011, 03:49:57 AM
That's interesting, TexasRockbox!
 ;)
I have a 5.5gen iPod and (like many others, I immagine) wouldn't mind upgrading from H.D. to Flash.
Any suggestion or links?
Thanks,
H.
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: rbhawaii on December 21, 2011, 06:05:26 AM
I cant understand why people love the classic so much.
I have a 5.5 video with a 240gig drive. All the 5th gen's come standard  with the wolfson audiophile grade audio chip - and are the last models to have that amazingly clean sounding chip.
The only minus I can think of is that the 5th gen's front scratches, but its $5 to buy a new front, or $15 to buy a case and never worry about it. they even have a 950mah battery for the 5th gen's now. So why get a classic?  ??? 
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: LambdaCalculus on December 21, 2011, 08:28:29 AM
I cant understand why people love the classic so much.
I have a 5.5 video with a 240gig drive. All the 5th gen's come standard  with the wolfson audiophile grade audio chip - and are the last models to have that amazingly clean sounding chip.
The only minus I can think of is that the 5th gen's front scratches, but its $5 to buy a new front, or $15 to buy a case and never worry about it. they even have a 950mah battery for the 5th gen's now. So why get a classic?  ??? 

Because it's a free market, and people can spend their money on what they wish?
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: hard on January 05, 2012, 08:42:31 PM
the issue is resolved
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: telliott on February 04, 2012, 01:40:11 PM
the issue is resolved

Please elaborate!  I've been waiting to try a build that doesn't have a small fraction of the OF's battery life
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: fennectech on February 10, 2012, 03:09:08 PM
ive red the one here and i did install the rockbox for my 6g sucessfuly
i dont do code but i love testing features and figuring out what works and whatnot so id love to test each new revision.

ipod touch 2g 8 gig
ipod clasic 6g 80 gig
Title: Re: Rockbox for iPod Classic 6G available (and unstable)
Post by: fennectech on February 13, 2012, 08:49:12 AM
sorry for replying to myself but the one from the tenth was massive big bug on my system. i enabled the auto update and that caused it to scan the disk on boot and then it would panic every boot so i had to format the data partition so just a let you know that that's a problem.

also with the current build the midi plays at double speed

--EDIT--
Useing the beta ive found that problems arise sometimes. but when you mess up rockbox or do something else that makes it not boot it would be a great ability to get into diskmode without useing emcore to format the data partition. if someone  could help me be able to use diskmode without being in rockbox id really like it

Also ive had many headaches with itunes enabled computers messing up the ipods disk and makeing the whole computer lag to the point where the only way to recover is to unplug the ipod i beleve that changeing the usb driver id to identify as a generic usb mass storage device would work fine and solve the problem

and it is stuck scanning the disk again I really hope i dont have to format the thing