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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Apple - Installation/Removal => Topic started by: Coldplayer on April 02, 2009, 06:57:22 AM

Title: Cant install rockbox
Post by: Coldplayer on April 02, 2009, 06:57:22 AM
Ive tried with the automated installer and the manual installer and whenever i try to patch my ipod it says no ipod detected. Its a first gen nano. Its connected via usb and in disk mode. Im on a adminsistratior accoount. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: Llorean on April 02, 2009, 08:27:58 AM
What operating system are you trying to install on?
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: bluebrother on April 02, 2009, 12:01:40 PM
Please post the output of the About / System Info dialog in Rockbox Utility (you can CnP from that dialog)
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: Coldplayer on April 02, 2009, 04:26:41 PM
vista 64bit..
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: Llorean on April 02, 2009, 04:35:29 PM
You should also answer the question from bluebrother, and did you right click and run as administrator?
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: Coldplayer on April 02, 2009, 11:34:15 PM
yes i ran as admin

OS
Windows version 6.0, build 6001 (Service Pack 1)

Username
clinton

Permissions
Admin

Attached USB devices


Filesystem
C:\, 13285 MiB available
D:\, 0 MiB available
E:\, 178338 MiB available
F:\, 83493 MiB available
G:\, 74946 MiB available
H:\, 0 MiB available
I:\, 1834 MiB available



I:\ is the ipod...
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: bluebrother on April 03, 2009, 01:21:12 AM
The Ipod should show up below the "Attached USB devices" section but it does not. So the PC doesn't recognize the Ipod as USB device for some reason. What makes you sure I: is the Ipod?
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: Coldplayer on April 03, 2009, 03:34:48 AM
cos its 2gb...it has my music in it....has ipod control folder and everything in it..
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: bluebrother on April 03, 2009, 01:06:09 PM
How is the Ipod connected to the PC? Are you using a hub between PC and Ipod or are you using a front usb port of the PC? Still, the Ipod *needs* to show up in the list of USB devices.
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: Chronon on April 03, 2009, 01:48:19 PM
Is it an MSC/MTP issue maybe?  I have the impression that "Enable disk use" or manually managing music is necessary to switch to MSC mode on the iPod (e.g. you have to safely eject the player in this situation).  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1478
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: GodEater on April 03, 2009, 03:46:54 PM
The iPods which Rockbox support do not have an MTP mode. The "Enable disk use" switch in iTunes just stops the iTunes services from hiding the disk drive from windows Explorer.
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: Chronon on April 03, 2009, 04:31:14 PM
Would hiding from Windows Explorer also hide it from Rockbox Utility?

edit: On second thought, I doubt it.  It shows up in Rockbox Utility, just not as a USB device.  Vista strangeness?
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: bluebrother on April 03, 2009, 05:19:49 PM
edit: On second thought, I doubt it.  It shows up in Rockbox Utility, just not as a USB device.  Vista strangeness?
I doubt that. Rockbox Utility enumerates all attached USB devices (using windows setupapi calls). In his case there are no USB devices showing up which is really strange -- it could happen if on devices are attached, but the Ipod definitely is a USB device.

How are USB devices attached to your computer? Is there anything else attached via USB?
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: Coldplayer on April 03, 2009, 09:16:50 PM
its connected straight to my comp...keyboard/mouse are connected via usb..
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: soap on April 05, 2009, 08:13:23 AM
Which iPod do you have?
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: yapper on April 05, 2009, 10:22:22 AM
Its a first gen nano
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: soap on April 05, 2009, 07:40:20 PM
Yea, wrong question on my part.
Are you sure (http://www.ipodlinux.org/wiki/Generations)?
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: Coldplayer on April 06, 2009, 05:58:11 AM
yes i am sure its a first gen ipod nano
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: bluebrother on April 06, 2009, 11:39:42 AM
Which iPod do you have?
The Ipod should show up in the list of USB devices regardless of its generation. As no USB devices show up something looks fishy there. Have you tried a different PC?
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: Coldplayer on April 07, 2009, 01:46:07 AM
yep i tried a different pc as well didnt show anything under usb device either.
Title: Re: Cant install rockbox
Post by: vase on August 09, 2009, 07:01:57 AM
have the same problem, ipod nano 1st gen. tested with win7 and vista (both 32bit) on two different notebooks.
ipod drive in explorer is visible and accessible.
rockbox utility detected ipod nano 1st gen, but nothing underneath usbdevices in the systeminfo of rbox utility.
fast help would be nice, cause its the ipod of a friend.

thx


[update] me was told it is a nano 1st gen. but itunes said its 2nd. my fault sry.