I searched google, the wiki, and the forums and can't find info on this anywhere. I am using a PowerPC Powerbook and my iPod was originally formatted HFS+. It's a 3rd Gen running v2.3 code.
As a little background here, I started out my rockbox installation this morning trying various hackish things to avoid having to use a Windows machine to format my iPod to FAT32. This resulted in me breaking and unbreaking my iPod several times, but at this point in time it appears to be properly initialized as a "Windows" (FAT32) formatted iPod. I only mention the mucking I did originally in the event it becomes relevant.
So at this point I have a factory reset 3rd Gen iPod running v2.3 code that seems to work properly stand alone, hooked up to my Mac, and hooked up to a Windows laptop I have (which I used to get it in its current state).
When I try to install the rockbox bootloader using ipodpatcher, I get the following:
davidoff@superfly rockbox$ ./ipodpatcher /dev/disk3 -a bootloader-ipod3g.ipod
ipodpatcher v0.5 - (C) Dave Chapman 2006
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
[INFO] Reading partition table from /dev/disk3
[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 78124094 38107.3 W95 FAT32 (0x0b)
[ERR] Unknown version number in firmware (00000000)
Same error using the -l option to ipodpatcher.
Ideas? I noticed some of the 3rd gen links (bootloader, for example) are missing from the docs though the docs mention 3rd gen and the files are still available if you browse to the folder that contains the others. Is this an indication that there are currently issues with rockbox on 3rd gen iPods?