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Old 11-26-2007, 05:51 PM
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Is there any way to run multiple custom builds of Rockbox? E.G. hold play/pause to boot one build, hold rewind to boot another?
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:56 AM
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Not that I know of.
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:06 AM
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yes there is-

I am assuming you already have the bootloader installed,

You have .rockbox on your player (lets say kugel build) and then you download the digibuld rename that .rockbox2 (or whatever you like) then when you turn on the player. It will come up with kugel build, then in the file browser navigate to .rockbox2 and 'play' the rockbox.mi4 file it will load the digibuild.

I haven't actually tried this but it should work.
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:20 AM
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Is there any way to run multiple custom builds of Rockbox? E.G. hold play/pause to boot one build, hold rewind to boot another?
Using the method pienose described, it is possible, though I believe you can only select a new mi4 once:
Example
Start up -> Boot default Rockbox -> Select second mi4 will work, but
Start up -> Boot default Rockbox -> Select second mi4 -> Select third mi4 will not work.

If you do choose to do that, I believe only the mi4 file from the other builds is needed. The Rockbox directory (/.rockbox) is hard coded into the mi4, so even if you do something like:
/.rockbox/rockbox.mi4
/.rockbox-kugel/rockbox.mi4
/.rockbox-chrisjs/rockbox.mi4
/.rockbox-cpchan/rockbox.mi4
/.rockbox-digi/rockbox.mi4

The rockbox.mi4 files from -kugel, -chrisjs, -digi and -cpchan will still use the codecs, rock files, themes, and configuration from /.rockbox. While this should work most of the time, if the plugin API version (or similar) changes, plugins (or similar) won't work with the other builds.

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If you wanted to do it at the bootloader level, like <<| for OF, |>> for Kugel, Up for chrisjs, and Down for cpchan, and Select for Digi, I could probably modify the multiBL to boot /.rockbox/rockbox.mi4, /.rockbox/chrisjs.mi4, /.rockbox/digi.mi4, /.rockbox/cpchan.mi4, /.rockbox/kugel.mi4 (or similar) if you want me to. Provided I didn't confuse you with all that
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:49 PM
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No, you didn't confuse me. I understand what you're saying. In fact, would you be able to do that for me if it's not too much trouble. I could, but I always have a heck of a time trying to compile rockbox (cygwin hates me). Also, I have an e200R, so could you compile it with the right "magic numbers", etc. for the e200R? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:03 PM
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it works fine and all, its just that u cant have seperate themes or any different settings on each firmwear, it will only have a diff build, and is there realy that many differences besides the main loading screen?
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:04 PM
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It would probably be relatively simple to write a bootloader or plugin that would allow you to load different builds and/or settings.
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:23 PM
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yea but that means sum1 has to write one, and personally, i dont wanna spend a long time on something that u realy dont need that much, but if someone wants too that would be cool
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Old 01-26-2008, 05:20 PM
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i wrote this how-to not too long ago. hope this helps
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