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post #1 of 18
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So this weekend I breathed new life into my 6 year old iPod Video. Put a new battery, click wheel, and front and back casing on. (an HD upgrade may be on the horizon) 

 

In any case, I've decided to RB it, but I've had issues installing the software. I'm a Mac user so I installed all of the Rockbox software/themes except for the bootloader. As per the Rockbox website, I downloaded the iPodPatcher and that's where the problem arises. Every time it scans, I get an error saying that I don't have permission to access the raw disk. 

 

I double-checked and according to my MBP, I'm have root user rights and I'm the only one who has ever used/owned this iPod.

 

Any thoughts? 

post #2 of 18
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Any Rockbox users wanna help a brother out?

post #3 of 18

Your problem is a mac problem not a rockbox one, and I have no mac...

 

It's a bit of a long way round but you could download a bootable linux cd/dvd and run the linux version of the rockbox installer in that, if you have spare time/bandwidth and an intel based mac.  I've never tested it under a live cd as I use linux anyway but I've never hit a permission error on the linux version.  I'd suggest lubuntu 32bit as it's still available on a cd (so it's a smaller download) and you can install dependencies as easily as on a real install. 

 

Good luck :happy_face1:

post #4 of 18
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Fair enough! Thanks for your insight.

 

I'd rather leave Linux out of it if possible. Are there any Mac users out there who'd care to shed some light on this issue for me?!

post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

Any Rockbox users wanna help a brother out?

You need ti run it via the terminal.

sudo ./Applications/xxx.app/MacOS/xxxx

Go inside the .app bundle.
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Varoudis View Post


You need ti run it via the terminal.

sudo ./Applications/xxx.app/MacOS/xxxx

Go inside the .app bundle.

Could you send me a PM with a little elaboration?

post #7 of 18

the-fat-zmkl:~ xx$ cd /Applications/RockboxUtility.app/Contents/MacOS/

the-fat-zmkl:MacOS xx$ sudo ./RockboxUtility

 

 

post #8 of 18

Or in command line newbie friendly terms (hopefully not teaching granny to suck eggs Joe, you did ask for elaboration...)

 

open a terminal

 

copy/paste this into it (the colour change is meaningless) cd /Applications/RockboxUtility.app/Contents/MacOS/

press enter

This changes your current folder - now you are inside the rockbox bundle

 

copy/paste this into the terminal sudo ./RockboxUtility

press enter

This will run the app as root, and I'd hope it will ask for your password to do so...

 

Thanks to @Varoudis for the instructions :) 


Edited by suicidal_orange - 11/26/13 at 11:34am
post #9 of 18
Hehe colors were a terminal "feature" wink.gif
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Varoudis View Post

Hehe colors were a terminal "feature" wink.gif


And one which forum formatting was unwilling to override!  I really should put OSX back on my netbook and gain at least a minimal working knowledge of it...

post #11 of 18
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Well I ran the terminal just like you guys suggested and now I'm into a new error. After launching RB through the terminal when I try to install I get an error "Error reading partition table - possibly not an Ipod"

 

The iPod has been formatted as FAT32 and obviously the device can be seen by my Mac. Thoughts?

post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

Well I ran the terminal just like you guys suggested and now I'm into a new error. After launching RB through the terminal when I try to install I get an error "Error reading partition table - possibly not an Ipod"

 

The iPod has been formatted as FAT32 and obviously the device can be seen by my Mac. Thoughts?

my 5g is "windows formatted" too.

 

all good here, RB install from mac 10.9.

post #13 of 18
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DP


Edited by JoeDoe - 11/29/13 at 8:37am
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Varoudis View Post
 

my 5g is "windows formatted" too.

 

all good here, RB install from mac 10.9.

I'm using 10.9.

 

Do I not have to format it to FAT32? 

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