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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Apple - Installation/Removal => Topic started by: Dethklok666 on March 19, 2008, 02:05:22 PM

Title: ipodpatcher.exe not detecting my 80 gig iPod Classic
Post by: Dethklok666 on March 19, 2008, 02:05:22 PM
Okay, I've been trying to install Rockbox on my 80gig iPod classic, which I bought brand new from Wal-Mart back in late December (the 26th). I've done everything, up to where you run the ipodpatcher, and when I try that, this is what I see:

[INFO] Scanning disc devices...
[ERR] No ipods found, aborting
[ERR] Please connect your ipod and ensure that it is in disk mode
[ERR] Please refer to the Rockbox manual if you continue to have problems.

The thing is, my iPod IS connected (I can even see it when I look at My Computer), it IS in disk mode, and I've tried it on several different USB ports. I'm running Windows Vista, and as I said, I have the newest 80 gig iPod classic. Is this a compatibility issue? Don't tell me that Rockbox isn't compatible with my iPod. (Well, do tell me, but you know what I mean ::)
Title: Re: ipodpatcher.exe not detecting my 80 gig iPod Classic
Post by: j8048188 on March 19, 2008, 02:07:31 PM
Rockbox is not yet compatible with the new ipod classic.  i don't know how well Vista works with the rockbox software, though.

If you want to start helping on rockbox for the classic, check the development forums.
Title: Re: ipodpatcher.exe not detecting my 80 gig iPod Classic
Post by: LambdaCalculus on March 19, 2008, 02:12:20 PM
It's very clearly listed on the front page that the Classic is not supported:

Quote
* Apple: 1st through 5.5th generation iPod, iPod Mini and 1st generation iPod Nano
(not the Shuffle, 2nd/3rd gen Nano, Classic or Touch)
Title: Re: ipodpatcher.exe not detecting my 80 gig iPod Classic
Post by: Dethklok666 on March 19, 2008, 02:18:32 PM
Yeah, I see that now... sorry.
Title: Re: ipodpatcher.exe not detecting my 80 gig iPod Classic
Post by: saratoga on March 25, 2008, 09:42:19 PM
I know it isn't listed as supported, but it also isn't listed as not being supported.

From the front page:

(not the Shuffle, 2nd/3rd gen Nano, Classic or Touch)

So yes, it does say it is not supported.  
Title: Re: ipodpatcher.exe not detecting my 80 gig iPod Classic
Post by: pixelma on March 25, 2008, 10:07:16 PM
Except that the frontpage is even more clear about it because it says
Quote
Rockbox is an open source firmware for mp3 players, written from scratch. It runs on a wide range of players: [...] (not the Shuffle, 2nd/3rd gen Nano, Classic or Touch)
I think that's a very important thing to stress...
Title: Re: ipodpatcher.exe not detecting my 80 gig iPod Classic
Post by: taylorc2 on March 26, 2008, 05:57:51 PM
comon....ive got the same problem :-\....anyone know when or if it will be suported?
Title: Re: ipodpatcher.exe not detecting my 80 gig iPod Classic
Post by: Llorean on March 26, 2008, 06:09:21 PM
When owners of the player do the work. It's that simple.
Title: Re: ipodpatcher.exe not detecting my 80 gig iPod Classic
Post by: GodEater on March 27, 2008, 04:11:16 AM
When owners of the player do the work. It's that simple.

And just to be clear on this, we're not aware of any owners of the classic doing any of the work. So currently the answer to "does anyone know when it will be supported?" is "never." That will change only when someone who actually owns one stops asking "when will it be supported?" and actually starts doing the work to MAKE it work.

CLARIFICATION:
We're trying to stop using the words "not supported" when we actually mean "doesn't work on". In this case I've paraphrased one of the original posters - but I hope the meaning is clear.
Title: Re: ipodpatcher.exe not detecting my 80 gig iPod Classic
Post by: zYx on March 28, 2008, 08:43:55 PM
When owners of the player do the work. It's that simple.

And just to be clear on this, we're not aware of any owners of the classic doing any of the work. So currently the answer to "does anyone know when it will be supported?" is "never." That will change only when someone who actually owns one stops asking "when will it be supported?" and actually starts doing the work to MAKE it work.

CLARIFICATION:
We're trying to stop using the words "not supported" when we actually mean "doesn't work on". In this case I've paraphrased one of the original posters - but I hope the meaning is clear.

What do you wan't us to do as I got no idea if I'm skilled enough  ;D
I have iPod classic 80gb black
Title: Re: ipodpatcher.exe not detecting my 80 gig iPod Classic
Post by: zajacattack on March 28, 2008, 08:49:04 PM
Read up at http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=14871.0
to see what has been done already.

Read
http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome?topic=NewPort
and
http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/PortingHowTo
to see how the porting process works itself from step to step.