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Installation / Removal => Manual Installation => Toshiba - Installation/Removal => Topic started by: Madscientist on April 14, 2007, 03:53:31 PM

Title: Copying root drive to install Rockbox on another Gigabeat.
Post by: Madscientist on April 14, 2007, 03:53:31 PM
My wife bought a Gigabeat F40 on Ebay a few months ago, and subsequently suffered through hours of torture to load MP3s on the machine using horrible G-room. >:(  I was using her player at the gym last week and found it horrible to navigate through, but the player was otherwise pretty cool.  I searched for a firmware upgrade when I got home, that's when I found Rockbox.  She was panicky about me installing it on her player, so I bought my own on Ebay for $120, and successfully installed Rockbox on it the same night I recieved it in the mail.;D I took it to work on Friday and my friends (Ipod and PSP guys) were amazed at what the program enabled the formerly lame player to do. 8-)  Now my wife wants Rockbox on her player, (she won't stop playing Rockblox on mine), and a few of my friends are searching for F40s of their own.  Can I copy the root files from my player, overwrite the files on their players entirely, or do I have to do the install by the book the old way?  I'm not that computer savvy, and I was a little nervous doing the install.  I'd feel a lot more at ease just copying the drive on my player onto their players than I would the other way.  
Title: Re: Copying root drive to install Rockbox on another Gigabeat.
Post by: Llorean on April 14, 2007, 03:57:40 PM
Copying the hidden GBSYSTEM folder and the .rockbox folder from yours to the others *should* work.

That being said, I can make no promises. It's a logical extrapolation that it should work, but every now and then things do crazy things, so I can't make a promise, only a 'should'.