I am battling with following errors when running ipodpatcher.
[INFO] Scanning disk devices...
[INFO] Ipod found - 1st or 2nd Generation ("winpod") - /dev/sdb
[INFO] Reading partition table from /dev/sdb
[INFO] Sector size is 512 bytes
[INFO] Part Start Sector End Sector Size (MB) Type
[INFO] 0 63 80324 39.2 Empty (0x00)
[INFO] 1 80325 39062518 19034.3 W95 FAT32 (0x0b)
[INFO] Ipod model: 1st or 2nd Generation ("winpod")
Enter i to install the Rockbox bootloader, u to uninstall
or c to cancel and do nothing (i/u/c) :i
[INFO] Using internal bootloader - 42604 bytes
[INFO] Moving images to create room for new firmware...
[ERR] Short read - requested 1817088 bytes, received 512
[ERR] Image movement failed.
[ERR] --install failed.
Press ENTER to exit ipodpatcher :
I am using an intel based desktop with Ubuntu Linux 8.10 (32-bit) to install Rockbox on my 2nd Generation iPod. My firewire iPod was originally Mac formatted. I restored it on a Windows PC to Windows format, so that I can use it with Linux.
I have already extracted Rockbox files into the iPod and am running ipodpatcher when I get these errors.
I did find a couple of topics in this forum about similar errors. I've tried most of the remedies, but the errors won't go. I've tried restoring the iPod multiple times, front and back firewire ports with two different cables, to no avail.
Are there any other known situations when these errors are known to occur? Any help is much appreciated.
EDIT: I took a hint from a post about ipodpatcher (http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=19654.msg140242#msg140242
) and tried the following:
% sudo rmmod sbp2
% sudo modprobe -v sbp2 workarounds=0x1f
The installation worked just fine. In fact, after doing this, the iPod is detected much quicker. Thanks morris