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Title: Sansa-update removes Rockbox
Post by: Royovic on March 24, 2007, 11:56:41 AM
Hello,
I installed Rockbox a few days ago on my Sansa e280.
Today I saw there was a firmware update for the original sansa firmware, so I decided to update it.
When I rebooted the Sansa, it booted with the original firmware.
No sign of Rockbox..
I tried to uninstall Rockbox and then reinstall it.
That didn't work, I don't know what I should do now..
The original firmware works, but I really want Rockbox on it..
Do you have any tips regarding my problem?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Sansa-update removes Rockbox
Post by: chrisjs169 on March 24, 2007, 12:33:56 PM
The Sansa updater installed the update over top of the Rockbox bootloader.  Grab a copy of sansapatcher (http://www.davechapman.f2s.com/rockbox/sansapatcher.zip) and run it.  After it says the bootloader was installed, disconnect your Sansa and restart it.
Title: Re: Sansa-update removes Rockbox
Post by: Royovic on March 24, 2007, 01:07:50 PM
Link doesn't work  :-\
I managed to download a sansapatcher, but I doubt it is the real one..
(http://www.iwdstudio.com/sansa_dev/sansapatcher.zip)
I can't find it on Rockbox.org either...
Thanks for your help anyway..

Edit: I managed to download it off the Rockbox site, and Rockbox now fully works!!! Thanks!!
Title: Re: Sansa-update removes Rockbox
Post by: chrisjs169 on March 24, 2007, 01:15:06 PM
Yeah, that's an old copy of sansapatcher from zivan.  I have a copy that's a day or so old that I got from the link I mentioned in my last post, so I'll upload it real quick....Hope none of the devs mind me mirroring it.

Should have a link for you in a min


EDIT:  Sorry about the delay, was having problems uploading the file.
Mirror: ---
Title: Re: Sansa-update removes Rockbox
Post by: Llorean on March 24, 2007, 02:41:20 PM
Please use the OFFICIAL links for Rockbox tools, ESPECIALLY if you're referecing them to someone here in our forums. Mirroring them offsite just means that you're more likely to link someone to an outdated one.

Sansapatcher can be found at http://download.rockbox.org/bootloader/sandisk-sansa/e200/ in whatever folder is appropriate for your operating system.
Title: Re: Sansa-update removes Rockbox
Post by: chrisjs169 on March 24, 2007, 05:28:13 PM
Well, I was only aware of the link posted in IRC by linuxstb__ (davechapman.f2s.com/[..]).  Had I known the link to the official link, I would have mentioned that link, instead of wasting time uploading a copy that I had downloaded a few days ago.
Title: Re: Sansa-update removes Rockbox
Post by: linuxstb on March 24, 2007, 05:34:52 PM
Links/files posted in IRC are generally just developers sharing files with each other, or requesting users to test prior to being released via rockbox.org.  They're not permanent and spreading them can only cause confusion.
Title: Re: Sansa-update removes Rockbox
Post by: chrisjs169 on March 24, 2007, 05:52:36 PM
Thanks for clearing that up, but like I said, had I known that there was a copy here on the Rockbox site, I would have linked to it vs another site

EDIT:
Quote from: "Below"
Especially worth considering is the fact that files like that are on private webspace that isn't really expecting the kind of bandwidth hit having every Sansa user wanting to update downloading the file could cause.

I don't wanna make a new post just to mention this, nor to I want to start a fight, but I don't think I'd have a real problem with bandwidth, with that being a Dreamhost hosted site (2048 GB bandwidth) ;)
In the future, I'll make sure to check on the download.rockbox.org server for files :)
Title: Re: Sansa-update removes Rockbox
Post by: Llorean on March 24, 2007, 06:01:13 PM
The main point is, "don't like to files mentioned in IRC unless they're at download.rockbox.org, as they're usually unofficial, and in testing, and if we really wanted them out in distribution we'd put them on the main server."

Especially worth considering is the fact that files like that are on private webspace that isn't really expecting the kind of bandwidth hit having every Sansa user wanting to update downloading the file could cause.