View Full Version : Locked out of TIVO...please help :-(

03-28-2004, 04:45 PM
Ok here's the deal. I locked myself out of my tivo. Right after I edited the rc.sysinit file I was stuck on the powering up screen.

Next I hooked my HD to my PC and when I load the default kernel I can't mount my hard drive. It says success but it says please specify filesystem.

Next I rebooted and chose byteswapping but then it says "kernel:panic unable to mount root fs 3:02" and i get locked out.

I am baffled, i have seen simliar posts but no solutions that have worked. I know others have had this problem. Please any information would be greatly apprecited. I just want to mount my hard drive so I can edit the rc.sysinit file.


03-28-2004, 07:36 PM
OK cool I found out what happened...
so I was using 25extreme bootdisk but i was putting my HD on hda.

Apparently you can put it on any except hda.

Got in and found out my rc.sysinit file had ^M characters.

Removed those and back in business!!