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Installation / Removal => Rockbox Utility => Topic started by: anonyman on June 20, 2022, 03:29:52 PM

Title: Buggy install on iPod Photo
Post by: anonyman on June 20, 2022, 03:29:52 PM
Hello Brain Trust,

I've installed Rockbox on a 4th generation iPod Photo. The iPod is fine, the Apple firmware works normally, the pod shows as a drive when it's booted from the Apple side.

The Rockbox 3.15 installation appeared to work normally and Rockbox loads up without complaint. However, the iPod no longer shows up as a drive when its booted into Rockbox. Upon disconnect, sometimes Rockbox hangs on the connection screen, other times it panics and the pod needs to be rebooted. Within Rockbox, changing fonts causes things to hang for a while and then revert to the smallest font size--which is then stuck until reboot. The failsafe theme won't load, either.

I've tried uninstalling Rockbox, restoring the pod, and reinstalling Rockbox, but the results are the same. I've tried the daily build, just to see, and the results are also the same. Am I missing something obvious?

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
Title: Re: Buggy install on iPod Photo
Post by: bluebrother on June 20, 2022, 04:41:09 PM
Sounds like filesystem errors. Run chkdsk /f or similar on the disk.
Title: Re: Buggy install on iPod Photo
Post by: saratoga on June 20, 2022, 07:41:51 PM
Is this the original hard drive?
Title: Re: Buggy install on iPod Photo
Post by: anonyman on June 20, 2022, 09:07:18 PM
chkdsk doesn't report anything that looks problematic to my eye.

The pod is running an iFlash solo, which is recognized and working on the Apple side of things.
Title: Re: Buggy install on iPod Photo
Post by: saratoga on June 20, 2022, 09:57:04 PM
The pod is running an iFlash solo, which is recognized and working on the Apple side of things.

The current build has workarounds for the iflash devices.  3.15 is too old.  Since the contents of the disk are probably scrambled, try reformating or restoring it and then installing with the current build. 
Title: Re: Buggy install on iPod Photo
Post by: anonyman on June 21, 2022, 01:03:55 PM
I restored the pod and installed today's build of Rockbox, but the issue seems to be the same. Rockbox initially looked like it was running normally, though it wouldn't change to the failsafe theme. Plugging it in to my pc, the pod failed to show up as a drive and Rockbox hung. When I disconnected the pod I got a panic.
Title: Re: Buggy install on iPod Photo
Post by: saratoga on June 21, 2022, 04:07:26 PM
In that case you're probably out of luck and need to use the apple firmware, buy a different adapter, or add support for yours.
Title: Re: Buggy install on iPod Photo
Post by: anonyman on June 21, 2022, 07:18:28 PM
Thanks. I'll settle for the Apple firmware. If someone else discovers a way to run Rockbox on a 4th gen iPod with an iFlash solo, hopefully they'll share info here.