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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Olympus - Installation/Removal => Topic started by: rosswings on August 17, 2008, 08:31:33 PM

Title: Intalling Rockbox when "Invalid/Missing File" is displayed.
Post by: rosswings on August 17, 2008, 08:31:33 PM
Hey all,

I'm doing battle with my M:Robe 100 trying to get it going again.  It displays the "Invalid/Missing File" message currently but is still recognized  by my laptop (Vista Home Basic) and m:Trip.  It will synchronize with m:Trip, but this makes not difference in getting it to operate properly.

I have been trying to install Rockbox on a clean drive for the M:Robe.  I have done both an automatic install which resulted in stating that there was no firmware.  I did a manual install with no success.  I am guessing that the Olympus firmware is missing or corrupt.  I cannot locate the original driver; only the updates.  The Unofficial M:Robe User site is offline (has been for two days) so I can't get info there.

Any ideas on what I am not doing correctly or need to complete this?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Intalling Rockbox when "Invalid/Missing File" is displayed.
Post by: Chronon on August 17, 2008, 10:38:10 PM
I have been trying to install Rockbox on a clean drive for the M:Robe.  I have done both an automatic install which resulted in stating that there was no firmware.  I did a manual install with no success.  I am guessing that the Olympus firmware is missing or corrupt. 

What stated that there was no firmware?  The Rockbox bootloader? 

When you say you did a manual install with no success, what does that mean?  How did it fail?
Title: Re: Intalling Rockbox when "Invalid/Missing File" is displayed.
Post by: NickVL on January 05, 2009, 01:16:06 AM
I have this same problem.  I get the mrobe splash screen and than the INVALID/MISSING FILE MESSAGE.  On top of that the power button does nothing and the reset button only well... resets it and the splash screen/error starts all over again.

Update:  OK I figured it out.  I got this off of mrobe.org;

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1. Format the mr100 as FAT32, this should remove everything from the mr100 hard drive.
2. Using the downloaded system_index from eSnips, copy paste in the sys folder + index.mum.
3. sync with mTRip but, but make it a 'blank' sync. That is, before sync, make sure that in your mTrip library, NONE of the songs are selected/checked/ticked.

Re-install Rockbox.
Title: Re: Intalling Rockbox when "Invalid/Missing File" is displayed.
Post by: spoekes on May 21, 2009, 05:10:28 AM
same problem here since installing RockBox 3.2 with the RockBox Utility.
while updating, i choosed the backup option, which failed due to missing disk space.

update:
The method posted by NickVL did revive the device. But after installing RockBox 3.2 the same error reappeared.
So i am quite sure that there is something wrong with the 3.2 release.

Title: Re: Intalling Rockbox when "Invalid/Missing File" is displayed.
Post by: JuergenHartl on May 21, 2009, 04:06:28 PM
I had the same problem.
The problem is that the file pp5020.mi4 does not get copied. It is also not included in the rockbox-mrobe100-3.2.zip file. The manual, however does explain how it is done manually.
After I followed the instructions in the manual for manual installation, everything worked just fine.

This is plain awesome! A big thank you to all the developers!
Title: Re: Intalling Rockbox when "Invalid/Missing File" is displayed.
Post by: Chronon on May 21, 2009, 07:41:21 PM
Thanks for identifying the problem.  I added a bug report here: http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/10225

My report was redundant.  See this task: http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/10221
Title: Re: Intalling Rockbox when "Invalid/Missing File" is displayed.
Post by: saber101 on February 02, 2015, 11:38:48 PM
sorry to bring out old news but i was installing my m:robe with the rockbox firmware(which it did work) however i have formatted the original system files like the original pp5020.mi4 file , and was wondering if anyone can provide me with such files as this is the best place of getting it.

if anyone can help that would be great