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Old 08-18-2008, 11:48 PM   #1
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Rockbox, ipod, roundabout install guide


Here is my scenario, I wanted to try to install linux on my 5.5g 30GB ipod to see what it had to offer. I tried a few with no success until I came across zeroslakr. This tutorial is no where near streamlined or for that matter the best way but it worked for me with my short patience and lack of linux knowledge.

Download zeroslakr (i used sorceforge)

Download Rockbox (their website)

Install p7zip --debian: #apt-get install p7zip-- (i don't remember which app needed it but one did)

Connect ipod (*connect with ipod in disk mode. for mine I had to hold the menu and select button to reset, then hold the select and play/pause button to boot to disk mode)

extract zeroslakr onto you ipod (in the root folder, aka the main folder when mounted as removable hd)

extract rockbox to the same place (.it .creates .hidden .files)

--Now this is where it got sticky for me because in gnome my ipod automounts with the 'noexec' flag so any files needing to be executed that exist on the ipod cannot be executed, and even when mounting with only the 'rw' flag I had problems so---

MY WAY FROM HERE

cd /media/$YOUR_IPOD_NAME (or wherever you mounted it)

cp -r patch-files/ patch.sh /home/$YOU/wherever

cd /home/$YOU/wherever

./patch-files (this will create a boot/ folder and move patch-files/patch.sh into the boot/ folder)

cp -r /home/$YOU/wherever/boot /media/$YOUR_IPOD_NAME

unplug and your ipod will reboot to a screen where you can select from a few different boot options, including the original ipod software, rockbox, or zeroslakr

worked for me, wish the same to you and I apologize for being a bit verbose

Last edited by addux; 02-19-2009 at 01:48 AM.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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just went on to sourceforge.net and its zeroslacker, not zeroslakr, just for reference for anyone following this.
 
Old 08-28-2008, 10:35 PM   #3
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just went on to sourceforge.net and its zeroslacker, not zeroslakr, just for reference for anyone following this.
actually it's zeroslackr if you want to be picky
 
  


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