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No partition foundPress MENU+SELECT to rebootthen SELECT+PLAY for disk mode
No partition found.Insert USB cableand fix it."
I don't have time to do more testing right now, but I will try again tomorrow. Unfortunately I don't have access to a winputer (gentoo linux here), so an Itunes restore won't be done in a reasonable amount of time. I'll try reformatting or something tomorrow.
My only thought is that you've done something strange to your ipod in the course of testing various experimental 5.5g builds which is causing the problems.
Do you have a backup of your original MBR (i.e. the first sector on the disk) and the original contents of the firmware partition that you can restore before trying ipodpatcher and the new bootloader again?
$ sudo ./ipodpatcher /dev/sda -a bootloader-ipodvideo.ipodipodpatcher v0.5 - (C) Dave Chapman 2006This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NOwarranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.[INFO] Reading partition table from /dev/sda[INFO] Sector size is 2048 bytes[INFO] Part Start Sector End Sector Size (MB) Type[INFO] 0 63 48194 94.0 Empty (0x00)[INFO] 1 48195 14651279 28521.7 W95 FAT32 (0x0b)[INFO] Ipod model: Video (aka 5th Generation)[INFO] Checksum OK in bootloader-ipodvideo.ipod[INFO] Moving images to create room for new firmware...[INFO] Reading original firmware...[INFO] Wrote 7550976 bytes to firmware partition[INFO] Bootloader bootloader-ipodvideo.ipod written to device.
Is that 7550976 bytes because of the moving of the iPod firmware too? (question aimed at linuxstb)
= No partition foundIt is talking about the second partition, right?
Your partition table looks fine, so maybe the problem is with the FAT partition itself. Although it's odd that the Apple firmware is happy with it.Have you tried reformatting your FAT32 partition, and if so, what was the command-line you used? You should make sure you use the "-F32" option.
$ grep mkfs.vfat ~/.bash_historyman mkfs.vfatsudo mkfs.vfat -S 2048 -n IPOD /dev/sda2
sudo mkfs.vfat -n IPOD -F 32 -s 16 -S 2048 /dev/sda2
hi I tried this new method but when I create a backup of ipod's firmware partition, on the cmd screen i got this message:error openinig disk: ...i got 5g ipod one year old, firmware 1.2.1 and disk mode enable on itunes
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