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    help with 25xtreme upgrade and t60

    hello,

    I am in the process of upgrading a t60 with 25xtreme. I am kinda new to this but very computer savy. I have only one problem, and am looking for advice.

    I am able to boot from the cd, with the drive attached. I hit enter at both prompts, then i get this:

    mount: block device /dev/hdd is write-protected, mout read only
    mount: no medium found

    i get the /# prompt and type 25xtreme and get file not found.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks,

    Luke

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    Try the steps I posted here. If that doesn't work, make sure you only have one CD-ROM drive connected to your system.
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    first, thanks for the really quick response. I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out about this, and could not find the answer anywhere.

    second, i want to confirm:

    i am typing this after the /# prompt
    /# mount
    /dev/fd1 on / type minix (rw)
    none on /proc type proc (rw)
    /dev/hdX on /var/log/mount type iso9660 (ro)

    while booting from the cd?

    correct?

    luke

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    Originally posted by iamskywalker
    first, thanks for the really quick response. I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out about this, and could not find the answer anywhere.

    second, i want to confirm:

    i am typing this after the /# prompt
    /# mount
    /dev/fd1 on / type minix (rw)
    none on /proc type proc (rw)
    /dev/hdX on /var/log/mount type iso9660 (ro)

    while booting from the cd?

    correct?

    luke
    I don't know what you are asking. Are you saying the CD is now mounted, or was it always mounted?
    SpongeBob is not a contraceptive - Bart S.
    A tabloid, is that one of those really strong mints? - Homer S.

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    The question is when do i type:

    /# mount
    /dev/fd1 on / type minix (rw)
    none on /proc type proc (rw)
    /dev/hdX on /var/log/mount type iso9660 (ro)

    after the 2 prompts?

    thanks for your help,

    luke

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    ok, figured out that,

    now i am getting the following after it asks me to choose tivo A drive:

    restore failed: unable to open destination device for writing.

    i have tried hdb, hdc, and hdd.

    now what?

    thanks in advance!

    luke

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    Originally posted by iamskywalker
    ok, figured out that,

    now i am getting the following after it asks me to choose tivo A drive:

    restore failed: unable to open destination device for writing.

    i have tried hdb, hdc, and hdd.

    now what?

    thanks in advance!

    luke
    Need more info. What device is your Tivo drive? Is it being recognized by Linux? Is it jumpered correctly? Seems like you need to read the How-to a few more times to get the process down.
    SpongeBob is not a contraceptive - Bart S.
    A tabloid, is that one of those really strong mints? - Homer S.

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    You might also look HERE.

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    Thanks everyone for your help, but I have found the answer.

    I will detail it here to help any one out there who has the same issues.

    I of course followed all the instructions to a T.

    I made lots of coasters using Roxie easy CD creator, finally had to use Nero.

    Then I kept getting the following error:
    mount: block device /dev/hdd is write-protected, mout read only
    mount: no medium found

    i get the /# prompt and type 25xtreme and get file not found.
    Found out that I had to mount the CD.

    I thought I was in the clear, but wouldn't you know I got this error: restore failed: unable to open destination device for writing.

    I determined that my CDrom drive and my hard drive are connected by 2 different IDE cables to the BUS. So, after much strain, and frustration, I switched the cables. Attaching the CD rom cable to the TIVO drive and the cable attached to my HD to the CD rom. Everything worked. I still had to mount the hard drive.

    So, the story continues, I was able to install the 25xtreme program, I disconnected the Tivo drive and hooked it back up to the unit. Then all I got was the Powering up...then it just got caught in a reboot loop.

    I tried everything. Playing with the cables, or reinstalling the 25xtreme, or reseating the white flat cable connecting the power source to the board. All failed.

    I then found the answer from searching posts for hours, and apparantly asking the right question, and with the help of a nice member of this board.

    I had to edit the bootparms, after the booting from the 25xtreme cd.

    I am not sure how the good samaritian knew this, but it worked. Thank you Greek!

    In closing, I want to say that several people had these same issues. I seemed to have every single thing that could go wrong with the install, but were able to find the help and answers I needed. I would also like to say that most people were quick to say read or search. I only ask questions as a last resort, and was made to feel like I was wrong for asking.

    So, I hope this helps someone else in the future.

    Feel free to ask me if you have questions, and I will be happy to see if I could help

    Luke

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