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Subject: Re: eager beginner, not many skills
From: TP Diffenbach (
Date: 2003-05-01


> Thanks guys, your input has been really helpful - I
> listened to some of my 1000+ tunes last night - quite
> a thrill!

And far more enjoyable than using the Archos software to do it.
> But I'm still struggling over this archos.ajz thing. I
> went to the archos website and the only thing I see
> that they have that applies to fm recorders is a
> download for drivers for all their products. So I
> download those, extract them to my jukebox hard drive,
> and...where is the ajz file?? I don't see one
> anywhere. Do I just rename the folder as archos.ajz
> and somehow rockbox knows to find the archos firmware
> in there?

You want to follow this link:

Inside the zip, you'll find a file ajbrec.ajz
Copy that file to your .rockbox directory. Don't put in it root (the top most directory); instread, put the Rockbox ajbrec.ajz in root.

On reboot (turning on the Archos), the Archos will load the first ajbrec.ajz in root it finds; if you do the above that will be the Rockbox software.

To ROLO using the Rockbox software, enter the .rockbox dirctory, scroll to the archos ajbrec.ajz (which you can rename if you want, when you copy it to the Archos, as long as it ends in .ajz), and press "PLAY". This will load the Archos software. To reload the Rockbox software (because the Archos software has no ROLO functionality), you'll have to turn the unit off (hold down "OFF" for 3-5 seconds), and reboot (press "ON").

> Or...Should I just stick with the archos firmware that
> is apparently already on the ROM of the thing since I
> prob won't be using it that much anyway. How's the
> daily build today for fm recording? Maybe I should
> just download that and use it...

What you'll be downloading is a copy of the firware. The difference is, the firmware is on the chip and can't be overwritten, or ROLO'd. So you need the soft copy of the Archos software too, if you want to use both Rockbox and Archos versions.


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