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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Iriver - Installation/Removal/Flashing => Topic started by: ChunkyBustout on November 25, 2010, 08:04:09 AM

Title: H10 20gb - System Files Missing
Post by: ChunkyBustout on November 25, 2010, 08:04:09 AM
Hello,

I bought a used H10, tested everything and it's been just peachy. A few days ago I installed RockBox and started learning to use it (it's very impressing!). The player came with a few gigs of files and I figured I'd wipe it clean to start fresh with Rockbox as well as give me an opportunity to properly tag my music files. Anyway, I formatted the player, installed Rockbox again, rebooted the drive and got the "System Files Missing" error.

After reading numerous posts here, and elsewhere, it's obvious to me that the thing to do is to use the recovery utility to reinstall to original iriver firmware and system files. My issue with this is I'm using Linux (Mint) and there is no way for me to do that. I've tried the recovery utility under Wine (Windows emulator) to no avail.

The player is always recognized when I connect it to my computer (and power on the player) so that isn't a problem.

Is there a way to restore system files under Linux AND even with Windows, does the recovery tool still work with iriver now gone (where would it download the necessary files)? Maybe I can use a friend's PC to use the recovery utility if that's still an option.

Thanks.
Title: Re: H10 20gb - System Files Missing
Post by: gevaerts on November 25, 2010, 08:10:53 AM
I don't know where to find the original system files, but you should be able to get at least rockbox to work by making a "system" directory and copying the rockbox bootloader there manually (in other words, following the "manual installation" section of the manual while ignoring the OF parts there)
Title: Re: H10 20gb - System Files Missing
Post by: ChunkyBustout on November 25, 2010, 08:44:22 AM
(I think I'll come here first the next time I have a problem...)

Thank you, gevaerts! Thank you very much. That didn't even take 3 minutes! I was just going to reinstall Rockbox anyway that this saved me a big pain.

Thanks again!
Title: Re: H10 20gb - System Files Missing
Post by: jcr0920 on October 19, 2011, 10:36:52 PM
how did you get this to work.
what you say as a solution does not work for me

how can i get a copy of the original firmware for iriver boot-loader so i can replace it with a rockbox version.

can this be solved i dont see an answer here at all
Title: Re: H10 20gb - System Files Missing
Post by: yapper on October 20, 2011, 02:21:04 AM
http://download.rockbox.org/daily/manual/rockbox-iriverh10/rockbox-buildch2.html#x4-110002.2.2