Originally Posted by buddhashenglong
I scoured this thread so I wouldn't have to ask but didn't see a definite answer, so here it is. Can I run Rockbox on a 1st gen mini with a 32 gig flash, and a card recommendation if so?
I don't see why you couldn't. You would have to recompile a bootloader like I did for the 2nd gen Mini. You don't have to edit any code. The current builds have been able to handle flash memory for a long time, but the version of ipodpatcher.exe that is available on the site is old. It has an embedded bootloader it uses unless you supply a alternative. You need to supply a current one.
I already wiped my Rockbox compile environment or I would offer to compile one for you. Maybe someone on the Rockbox forums would be willing to recompile one for you. Anyone developing for Rockbox would be able to produce one in about 2 minutes. It took me awhile to get it to work, but I did it more for the learning exercise then necessity. I could have asked and someone probably would have compiled one for me.