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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Apple - Installation/Removal => Topic started by: turkeyphant on December 26, 2018, 10:54:13 AM

Title: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: turkeyphant on December 26, 2018, 10:54:13 AM
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Rockbox boot loader
Version: 1.0
Battery status ok
Loading Rockbox...
Error!
Can't load rockbox.ipod:
File not found

Rockbox being working fine for several months using iQuad adaptor.

Suddenly just froze while playing from my desk so did hardware reboot and got the error above. I can reboot into OF and see the full capacity of the SD cards. But the only topics I can find about this error refer to not installing Rockbox properly whereas I did this successfully a long time ago.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: saratoga on December 26, 2018, 11:53:13 AM
Those adapters tend to cause disk corruption, so try checking the disk for errors and then copying a new build over. Probably your file system got hosed.

In the future, try not to write to the disk in rockbox.
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: turkeyphant on December 26, 2018, 12:13:41 PM
I have only written to the disk in OF. And I haven't touched the filesystem at all for months.

How do I "copy a new build over"? You mean not using the app?

(And are there any adaptors that work correctly?)
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: saratoga on December 26, 2018, 03:00:56 PM
You can use the installer or just copy a downloaded build manually.

I don't know if there are any sd adapters that work reliably, certainly there are none with driver support committed.
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: turkeyphant on December 26, 2018, 10:00:53 PM
Ah how annoying. I'm now on the road for 3 months away from my music collection. What's the best way to recover from this corruption? Simple reformat and install then Rockbox? Do I need to recover OF first?

Or can I simply delete the files and copy back over?
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: turkeyphant on December 27, 2018, 12:11:40 AM
Weirdly i just connected the iPod to the computer and all the music files I've tried work perfectly. But nothing at all will play through Rockbox. Has anyone experienced this? I'd much rather not lose all the music on there if it's recoverable...
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: saratoga on December 27, 2018, 10:57:07 AM
The best way to recover is to check the disk for errors and then copy a new build over. Try that first.
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: turkeyphant on December 27, 2018, 04:24:46 PM
I've done that. Tried CHKDSK but got "Cannot read boot sector" after a long time. Then tried with Mac Disk Utility but still the same issue.

As I said, all plays fine on the computer but nothing plays on Rockbox.
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: turkeyphant on December 29, 2018, 05:40:04 PM
Any ideas?
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: turkeyphant on January 02, 2019, 09:45:24 PM
:(
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: saratoga on January 02, 2019, 10:30:23 PM
Ideally you'd reformat the disk, but if you don't want to you can try just copying a new build over to see if that works.  You'll likely find that some files at least are corrupted, although maybe not any you are likely to notice.
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: turkeyphant on January 07, 2019, 03:02:03 PM
As I said (http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php/topic,52621.msg243354.html#msg243354) I copied over the new build and it boots fine.

The issue is that the files are not corrupt at all if I play through a computer but they are corrupt if I play through Rockbox. That's my issue and the thing I can't explain.
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: turkeyphant on January 14, 2019, 10:47:36 PM
Any ideas?
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: cereal_killer on January 15, 2019, 02:48:28 PM
I suggest to restore with iTunes and reinstall Rockbox. Might be the most radical method, but then you can be sure to have a working filesystem. I don't think that the problems with playback are produced by Rockbox.
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: turkeyphant on January 16, 2019, 12:29:18 PM
Does an iTunes restore also format the filesystem?
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: Frankenpod on January 16, 2019, 02:01:27 PM
As I said (http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php/topic,52621.msg243354.html#msg243354) I copied over the new build and it boots fine.

The issue is that the files are not corrupt at all if I play through a computer but they are corrupt if I play through Rockbox. That's my issue and the thing I can't explain.

What do you mean by 'playing the files through a computer'?  That's an ambiguous description.

Do you mean you have copies of the same track on your computer (so not literally the same files, but what _should_ be identical copes of them), or do you mean connecting the ipod to the computer by USB and then playing the files from the ipod as an external disk with player software on the computer?

If you mean the former then the obvious conclusion is the files on the ipod are corrupt, the versions on the computer are not.  If the latter, then that's something else (and something odder).
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: cereal_killer on January 16, 2019, 02:07:41 PM
Does an iTunes restore also format the filesystem?

Yes. It puts the storage into the correct state to work with the original firmware and Rockbox as well. It's a factory default, so your data is lost.
Title: Re: Can't load rockbox.ipod: File not found
Post by: turkeyphant on January 25, 2019, 10:03:20 PM
I tried CHKDSK several times before but got "Cannot read boot sector" after a long time. Then tried with Mac Disk Utility but still the same issue.

I just connected the iPod, deleted the rockbox directory and did another checkdisk on Mac and it completed correctly. Then installed Rockbox again and all my files are back :)