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% $Id$ %
\chapter{Installation}\label{sec:installation}
\section{Prerequisites}\label{sec:prerequisites}
Before installing Rockbox you should make sure you meet the prerequisites.
Also you may need some tools for installation. In most cases these will be
already available on your computer but if not you need to get some additional
software.

\begin{description}
\item[zip Utility.]
  Rockbox is distributed as an archive using the ``zip'' format. Thus you
  need a tool to handle that compressed format. Usually your
  computer should have a tool installed that can handle the zip file format.
  Windows XP has builtin support for zip files and presents them to you
  as folders unless you have installed a third party program that handles
  compressed files. For other operating systems this may vary. If the zip file
  format isn't recognized on your computer you can find a program to
  handle them at \url{http://www.info-zip.org/} or
  \url{http://sevenzip.sf.net/} which can downloaded and used free of
  charge.
\item[USB connection.]
  To transfer Rockbox to your \dap{} you need to connect it to your computer.
  To proceed you need to know where to access the \dap{}. On windows this
  means you need to figure out the drive letter the device got associated
  with. On Linux you need to know the mount point of your \dap{}.
  \opt{ipod}{A connection means you need to be able accessing your \dap{}
    as hard disk meaning you need to use the so-called ``disk-mode''.
    \fixme{add a note on how to enter the disk mode}
  }
\item[Text Editor.]
  If you want to create customized configuration files you'll need a text
  editor like Windows' ``Wordpad''. Of course you can simply save
  configurations on the \dap{} for which you don't need an editor at all.
  Modifying configurations from your computer is a more advanced feature
  which you probably won't need.
\end{description}



\section{Installing Rockbox}\label{sec:installing_rockbox}
\opt{MASCODEC}{
  \subsection{Using the windows installer}
  Using the Windows self installing executable to install Rockbox is the easiest
  method of installing the software on your Jukebox.  Simply follow the
  on-screen instructions and select the appropriate drive letter and Jukebox
  model when prompted.  You can use ``Add / Remove Programs'' to uninstall the
  software at a later date.

  \subsection{Manual installation}
  For non{}-Windows users and those wishing to install manually from the archive
  the procedure is still fairly simple.
}
\opt{SWCODEC}{
\subsection{Introduction}
  There are two separate components of Rockbox that need to be installed in order
  to run Rockbox.
  \begin{enumerate}
  \item The Rockbox bootloader. This is the component of Rockbox that is installed
    to the flash memory of your \playerman. The bootloader is the program that tells
    your \dap\ how to boot and load other components of Rockbox.
  \item The Rockbox firmware. Unlike the \playerman\ firmware which runs entirely
    from flash memory most of the Rockbox code is contained in the build that
    resides on your \daps{} hard drive. This makes it easy to update Rockbox. The
    build contain a file named \firmwarefilename\ and a directory called
    \fname{.rockbox} which are located in the root directory of your  hard drive.
  \end{enumerate}
	
% Installing the bootloader
\opt{h1xx,h300}{\input{getting_started/iriver_install.tex}}
\opt{ipod4g,ipodcolor,ipodnano,ipodmini,ipodvideo}
  {\input{getting_started/ipod_install.tex}}
\opt{x5}{\input{getting_started/iaudio_install.tex}}

  \subsection{Installing the firmware} 
  
  After installing the bootloader, the installation becomes fairly easy.}
  There are three different types of firmware binaries from Rockbox website:
  Current Version, Daily Build and Bleeding Edge.
  You need to decide which one you want to install and get the version for
  your \dap{}.

\begin{description}
\item[Current Version.] The current version is the latest stable version
  developed by the Rockbox Team. It's free of known critical bugs.  It is
  available from \url{http://www.rockbox.org/download/}. The current version
  includes everything meaning you won't need to download the fonts package
  separately.
  \opt{SWCODEC}{\note{currently there hasn't been any stable release for
    \playerman{} \playername{}!}}
  
\item[Daily Build.] The Daily Build is a development version of Rockbox. It
  supports all new features and patches developed since last stable version. It
  may also contain bugs! This version is generated automatically every day
  and can be found at \url{http://www.rockbox.org/daily.shtml}.
  The daily builds don't include the fonts (as they change rarely).
  When installing Rockbox for the first time you should install the fonts
  package.
  
\item[Bleeding Edge.] Bleeding edge builds are the same as the Daily build, 
  but built from the latest development on each commit to the CVS repository.
  These builds are for people who want to test the code that developers just
  checked in.
\end{description}

If you don't want to get undefined behaviour from your \dap\ you should
really stick to the Current Version. Development versions may have lots of
changes so they may behave completely different than described in this manual,
introduce new (and maybe annoying) bugs and similar. If you want to help the
project development you can try development builds and help by reporting bugs,
feature requests and so so. But be aware that using a development build may
eat also some more time.

After downloading the Rockbox package connect your \dap{} to the 
computer via USB as described in the manual that came with your \dap{}.
Take the file that you downloaded above, and unpack
its contents to your \playerman{}'s drive.

You will need to unpack all of the files in the archive onto your hard disk. 
If this has been done correctly, you will have a file called 
\fname{\firmwarefilename} in the main folder of your \daps{} drive, and 
also a folder called /\fname{.rockbox}, which contains a number of system 
files needed by Rockbox.

\nopt{player}{
  \note{If this is the first time you are installing Rockbox, you should also 
  download the ``Fonts'' package available on the Daily Builds page.}
}%

\note{Please note that the firmware folder starts with a leading dot. You may 
  experience problems when trying to create such folders when using Windows.
  Directly unzipping to your \daps{} drive works flawlessly; it is only Windows'
  Explorer that is limited in handling such files.}

\section{Enabling Speech Support (optional)}\label{sec:enabling_speech_support} 
If you wish to use speech support you will also need a language file, available
from \wikilink{VoiceFiles}.  For the English language, the file is called
\fname{english.voice}. When it has been downloaded, unpack this file and copy it
into the \fname{lang} folder which is inside the \fname{/.rockbox} folder on
your Jukebox. Voice menus are turned on by default. See
\reference{ref:Voiceconfiguration} for details on voice settings.

\section{Running Rockbox} 
Remove your \dap{} from the computer's USB port. Unplug any connected power supply
and turn the unit off. When you next turn the unit on, Rockbox should load. When
you see the Rockbox splash screen, Rockbox is loaded and ready for use.

\opt{ipod}{
\note{Rockbox starts in the \setting{File Browser}. If you have loaded music
onto your player using Itunes, you will not be able to see your music because
Itunes changes your files' names and hides them in directories in the
\fname{Ipod\_Control} folder. You can view files placed on your \dap{} by Itunes
by initializing and using Rockbox's Tag Cache. See \reference{ref:tagcache} for
more information.}
}

\section{Updating Rockbox} Updating Rockbox is easy. Download a Rockbox build.
(The latest release of the Rockbox software will always be available from 
\url{http://www.rockbox.org/download/}). Unzip the build to the root directory 
of your \dap{} like you did in the installation step before. If your unzip
program asks you whether to overwrite files, choose the ``Yes to all'' option.
The new build will be installed over your current build replacing that.

\note{Settings are stored on an otherwise-unused sector of your hard disk, not 
in any of the files contained in the Rockbox build.  Therefore, generally 
speaking, installing a new build does \emph{not} reset Rockbox to its default 
settings.  Be aware, however, that from time to time, a change is made to the 
Rockbox source code that \emph{does} cause settings to be reset to their 
defaults when a Rockbox build is updated.  Thus it is recommended to save your
settings using the \setting{Manage Settings} $\rightarrow$ \setting{Write .cfg
file} function before updating your Rockbox build so that you can easily restore
the settings if necessary.  For additional information on how to save, load, and
reset Rockbox's settings, see \reference{ref:SystemOptions}.}

\section{Uninstalling Rockbox}
If you would like to go back to using the original \playerman\ software, then
connect the \playerman\ to your computer, and delete the
\fname{\firmwarefilename} file. If you wish to clean up your disk, you may also
wish to delete the \fname{.rockbox} folder and its contents. Turn the
\playerman\ off and on and the original \playerman\ software will load.

\opt{h1xx,h300}{\note{There's no need to remove the installed boot loader. If you
  want to remove it simply flash an unpatched \playerman{} firmware.
  Be aware that doing so will also remove the bootloader USB mode. As that
  mode can come in quite handy (especially when having disk errors) it is
  recommended to keep the bootloader. It also gives you the possibility
  of trying Rockbox anytime later by simply installing the distribution
  files.}
}