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Installation / Removal => Rockbox Utility => Topic started by: holdy on May 21, 2009, 12:57:18 AM

Title: Problem with Ipod video 30GB
Post by: holdy on May 21, 2009, 12:57:18 AM
I have installed rockbox using Rockbox Utility for Linux. Also i've tried manual install with the same result.
After restarting Ipod i see this:
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Rockbox boot loader
Version: 3.0
IPOD version: 0x000B0011
TOSHIBA MK3008GAL
Partition 1: 0x0B: 7010 MB
Loading Rockbox...
Error!
Can't load rockbox.ipod:
File not found
Hold ...
then ...
Directory .rockbox is in its place.
It's strange that rockbox boot loader detects partition size as 7GB. Actually its size is near 30GB.
Title: Re: Problem with Ipod video 30GB
Post by: LambdaCalculus on May 21, 2009, 07:10:09 AM
It looks like the filesystem may be screwed up somehow. Have you tried running fsck.vfat on your iPod to check its filesystem?
Title: Re: Problem with Ipod video 30GB
Post by: holdy on May 21, 2009, 07:55:58 AM
yes I run fsck.vfat on filesystem and made sure it's clean.
I can add, that some programs (like parted) do not support logical sector size (LSS) of 2048, and only support LSS of 512.
My Ipod's fat32 partition is formatted with LSS of 2048, because mkfs.vfat sad that this hardware does not support other LSS.
I do not know exactly that problem is in logical sector size. Because other users with Ipod video 30GB have everything alright with rockbox, no? It's interesting if their partition size was detected right and what logical sector size their partition have.
Title: Re: Problem with Ipod video 30GB
Post by: LambdaCalculus on May 21, 2009, 08:13:14 AM
The more important (and should've asked earlier) question: Do you have a 5G or 5.5G iPod? You can check by the model number (and a little Googling).
Title: Re: Problem with Ipod video 30GB
Post by: cool_walking_ on May 21, 2009, 08:26:55 AM
Obviously he does, since the bootloader works.

http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/IpodConversionToFAT32 says mkfs.vfat isn't good to do on disks over 30GB.  I realise yours is 30GB, but maybe you should try mtools instead anyway.
Title: Re: Problem with Ipod video 30GB
Post by: gevaerts on May 21, 2009, 08:27:54 AM
Obviously he does, since the bootloader works.

The question is which one of those it is...
Title: Re: Problem with Ipod video 30GB
Post by: holdy on May 23, 2009, 03:36:22 AM
Obviously he does, since the bootloader works.

http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/IpodConversionToFAT32 says mkfs.vfat isn't good to do on disks over 30GB.  I realise yours is 30GB, but maybe you should try mtools instead anyway.
I reformatted FAT32 partition with mformat (from mtools) and now rockbox loads successfully. Thanks to cool_walking_ for advice.