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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Apple - Installation/Removal => Topic started by: JHex2 on September 23, 2012, 09:48:42 PM

Title: iMod +128gb Super Talent SSD - Read Failed (Image) error
Post by: JHex2 on September 23, 2012, 09:48:42 PM
Hi everyone,

I had been running rockbox on my imod 5.5g and totally loving it.

I sent it out to get the hd replaced with a super talent 128gb zif ssd.

Now when I try to install Rockbox, after I disconnect the iMod, it shows the apple logo, then about 5-7 min later shows a bootloader error

Loading Rockbox.ipod
Error!
Read Failed (Image)

I've tried everything, using the Rockbox Utility, installing manually, Running the rockbox utility then copying over Rockbox.ipod manually. I've tried on 2 pcs, 1 with itunes and one without. Is there anything I can do to make this work? or is it not meant to be? Thanks so much in advance!
Title: Re: iMod +128gb Super Talent SSD - Read Failed (Image) error
Post by: greeny on November 20, 2012, 07:58:37 AM
Any news here ?
I have the same problem.
 Super Talent SSD does work with regular IPod Video OS but I am getting the Read failed (Image) error
after installing rockbox .
In the same ipod a regular 240GB disk is working .
Any hints ?
Title: Re: iMod +128gb Super Talent SSD - Read Failed (Image) error
Post by: cereal_killer on November 20, 2012, 02:32:49 PM
My first advice would be to install rockbox again. The read failed (image) problem was often related to a unsuccessful installation. Or maybe there are some issues with the file system? I think the drive must be formatted in fat32. Maybe the cluster size has to be a special value? Just some thoughts.

Greetings,

c_k
Title: Re: iMod +128gb Super Talent SSD - Read Failed (Image) error
Post by: greeny on November 21, 2012, 05:12:25 AM
Thanks for your reply.
But I tried to install rockbox several times, this doesn'nt help and I am not the only one with this problem as
a google search shows .
- I tried Apple ipod recovery, then install rockbox nothing
- then formatted the IPOD (disk mode) in windows  then install rockbox nothing
- after this format again Apple ipod recovery, install rockbox again , nothing
- I even used a tool to merge the two partitions showing after a Apple ipod recovery mode and
a rockbox installation to one (after the apple ipod recovery mode when I look at the parttition table there
are alway two partions from which the first is not used, very small, and has no file system) and this didnt help either .

Surprisingly the original Ipod OS is working and other disks even a 240Gb disk is working with rockbox in this device without any problems, but the 128gb SSD does not work with rockbox (seems to be a bootloader / partition problem ) .



Post Merge: November 21, 2012, 05:54:03 AM
Is it possible to install rockbox without first do IPOD recovery under the original firmware ?
If this would be possible I could check different disk layouts (partiton= layouts) .
Or maybe is there another rockbox bootloader whcih can be tried ?


Post Merge: November 21, 2012, 06:14:55 AM
I tried a CIF to CF adapter with a CF card in the same drive, worked without any problems with rockbox and original Apple OS, so only the SSD makes problems with rockbox (I only have zif ssd to test) .
Title: Re: iMod +128gb Super Talent SSD - Read Failed (Image) error
Post by: prateek on January 15, 2013, 05:36:41 AM
Hi Greeny,

I am a noob, but if I may suggest the below methods. I have a gut feeling that it should work fine.
You will need a live linux CD like ubuntu and need to connect ipod through the usb data cable.
Or else you can use a zif to sata adapter and connect to your desktop and perform the steps on a windows machine.

http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/IpodManualRestore (http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/IpodManualRestore)

When we try to restore via itunes, it does some weird stuff to ssd I guess.
Also, would suggest to put the version 1.2 of ipod 5.5g firmware not the latest one.

Please let us members know of the outcome.
I am eager to take ssd plunge.

Regards,
Prateek


Title: Re: iMod +128gb Super Talent SSD - Read Failed (Image) error
Post by: henryscat on July 11, 2013, 05:49:19 PM
An old topic I know, but it's currently the top Google hit for "rockbox supertalent" so it seems to warrant a reply...

I had the same problem - iPod 5.5 with 128Gb SuperTalent SSD.
With v3.13 Release I got:

Rockbox boot
leader version v 4.0
ipod version )x000B0011
ATA-82
partition 1 : 0x0B 15598843 sectors
loading Rockbox ...
Error!
can t load rockbox, ipod:
file not found

I fixed the problem by compiling with this patch:
http://gerrit.rockbox.org/r/#/c/469/1

I used ipodpatcher to put ROCKbox alone on the boot partition (no Apple firmware) and it now works perfectly. It's super-fast to boot and a dream to use. The patch seems obvious now but it took me a long while to stumble upon it, so I hope this helps someone else who's bought one of these SSDs and is disappointed to find it doesn't work with ROCKbox! (OF is fine).
Title: Re: iMod +128gb Super Talent SSD - Read Failed (Image) error
Post by: torne on July 12, 2013, 03:14:11 PM
I'm glad that patch helps someone; I'm not sure if we're going to commit it, though, as it seemingly hurts disk performance for regular drive users :/
Title: Re: iMod +128gb Super Talent SSD - Read Failed (Image) error
Post by: JHex2 on July 27, 2014, 07:57:26 PM
An old topic I know, but it's currently the top Google hit for "rockbox supertalent" so it seems to warrant a reply...

I had the same problem - iPod 5.5 with 128Gb SuperTalent SSD.
With v3.13 Release I got:

Rockbox boot
leader version v 4.0
ipod version )x000B0011
ATA-82
partition 1 : 0x0B 15598843 sectors
loading Rockbox ...
Error!
can t load rockbox, ipod:
file not found

I fixed the problem by compiling with this patch:
http://gerrit.rockbox.org/r/#/c/469/1

I used ipodpatcher to put ROCKbox alone on the boot partition (no Apple firmware) and it now works perfectly. It's super-fast to boot and a dream to use. The patch seems obvious now but it took me a long while to stumble upon it, so I hope this helps someone else who's bought one of these SSDs and is disappointed to find it doesn't work with ROCKbox! (OF is fine).

Sorry to necro this thread, but can anyone compile rockbox with this patch for me? I tried to do it on my own, but I dont really know the first thing about this programming stuff. I ended up getting an AK100 to use my flac files, but would really like to use my imod again. Thanks to anyone who can help.