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Old 03-01-2009, 10:36 PM
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You don't need to format to update the bootloader. You can just run sansapatcher in MSC mode and it'll take care of it. You should never have to format your Sansa using Rockbox.
Bad habit from using the OF. When it would go buggy (frequent lockups and needing to reset) I would run chkdsk then format and it would fix things. Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:58 AM
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I'm using multiBL bootloader that loads rockbox automatically when I switch my e270 on. It only loads OF when I press the select button.

When I installed the new build r20163-090302, it loads rockbox and goes into the new USB feature when its plugged into my PC and can access the player and 8gb msd card.

Should I still upgrade my bootloader to the new one mentioned? Or will my multiBL cause problems with the current build in the future?
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:26 AM
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Should I still upgrade my bootloader to the new one mentioned? Or will my multiBL cause problems with the current build in the future?
If you boot to the Rockbox USB connection by connecting when the player is turned off you have the new bootloader.
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:21 AM
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Ooops forgot to mention that I installed latest build of rockbox manually ...that is copying the individual files from the unzipped rockbox zip to my player. The reason for the manual rockbox installation is in this post ( http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum showthread.php?t=30692 ).

Should I change my bootloader to the current new one?
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:58 AM
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The new 3.2 bootloader is just 3.1 bootloader minus the "Boot to OF if USB is Plugged" feature. So it's recommended to install. But not required to.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:52 PM
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Great to see USB support added. Now I can use a SDHC card without needing to eject it and put it into a reader.

Now, when are we going to get Anti-Aliased fonts in the build, so I can get off of Kugel's latest build?
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:25 PM
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Well, nobody's yet come forward to the -dev mailing list and said "I think this patch is good enough, and I'm willing to do the work necessary to address any problems people may have with it to get it committed."
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:12 PM
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Major kudos to all the contributors on the Rockbox development team and especially those individuals who persevered so long to get USB to work. It is so nice to have full functionality now along with all the other Rockbox features.

My only concern now that everything is functional is that my 28 month old V1 E280 will break or get lost!
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:37 PM
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i downloaded rockbox as well as the new bootloader. but, my computer (Windows XP) cannot read it. it says that it is a "unknown device". i updated the drivers, but same result. the e260 says that it is connected. can anyone tell me what i've done wrong or what i can do to fix it?
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:20 PM
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That usually means you're not running a build with USB enabled. Update to the latest (post-3.1) build.
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:21 PM
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Are instructions yet available for installing the latest development bootloader using OS X?
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:18 PM
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For All OS, just put the e200's pp5024.mi4 on the e200v1 root, and reboot to OF. Dunno about e200R though.
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:53 PM
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I dropped the .mi4 file into what appears to be the root directory using Finder, rebooted into the OF and then shut down again. I'm noticing that it still indicates that its using bootloader ver. 5.0 and I no longer see the .mi4 file listed in the directory. In addition, if I connect the player via USB while the player is off, it still turns on and boots to the original Sansa firmware. Even before I updated the bootloader I noticed that USB was working if connected while the player is already booted into RB.

Two sidenotes:
1. I wish the screen would indicate whether the connection is enabled (like the "connected" or "writing" screens in the OF).
2. It would also be nice if there were some way to reconnect if you dismount without physical reconnecting.
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:54 PM
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If your player is booting to the original firmware on USB detection, you aren't using the latest bootloaders (newer than the released ones, you'll need the test ones on the patch tracker).

The "Connected" screen is the USB screen. If you eject and aren't connected any more, you'll be back in Rockbox instead.
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:23 PM
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I just installed the new .mi4 file from the "run" line on my Win XT PC. Now when I plug my Sansa e270 in my PC, it does not connect - it is trying to boot in RB, then back to OF then to RB again indefinetely.
Any idea what I did wrong?
Thanks for any help!
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:29 PM
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What version of rockbox are you using? It sounds like you have the new bootloader with an old rockbox version.
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:27 PM
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Thanks for reply.
Rockbox version: 19569-081223, (3.1) I downloaded it yesterday, installed using the Rockbox utility.
Re-installed manually (unzipped into Sansa's root), still the same problem.
I'll try again after vacation, won't be able to communicate here for couple days.

Last edited by chrust; 03-08-2009 at 09:02 PM. Reason: Tried to reinstall Rockbox manually.
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:21 PM
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Problem solved.
Found and installed the new build 253, then the bootloader. Works like a charm, reads my 8GB card too. Love it!
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:27 PM
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Updated to the new bootload 3.2 and the latest build of rockbox: r20253 and USB finally working like a charm..
RIP OF
I'm so happy!!!
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:54 PM
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Problem solved.
Found and installed the new build 253, then the bootloader. Works like a charm, reads my 8GB card too. Love it!
That will do it. Make sure you actually have a build with USB support before using a bootloader that doesn't reboot into the OF for USB.
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