Last night my LifeDrive became a DeadDrive. It was working fine, then I popped in my SD card with e-books and the thing went *scritch-scritch-scritch* the telltale sign of a hard drive that's gone bad.
I poked the reset button and it came up to the Palm boot screen and hung there.
Couldn't turn it off so I just left it to run down overnight.
I just got finished creating two ROM images from the Update 2.0 download. One has everything as stock, the other I removed all the non-English files, all the T-Mobile and Addit crap and also took out all the example MP3, jpeg and document files plus deleted the LifeDrive advertising video. It's chunked into several pieces, use the same file joiner you use on the big zip file if you want to watch it.
I deleted all the lines in boot.conf that matched the files I deleted, and made sure to leave an empty line at its end. Trimmed it down to 9070 K, after running the makecafe.py script on it.
What's an odd coincidence is Staples e-mailed me a 15% off coupon yesterday, good on anything except computers, Apple and Bose products, copy and print services, etc.
%15 off a 4 gig Sandisk CF will help a bunch in resurrecting my LifeDrive^H^H^H^H^HFlash
What I'm not clear on is if I need to partition the CF or does that happen automatically when it's first booted, assuming it likes the ROM and will boot?
Do I need md5sum or just DD? I'm doing this on XP Pro SP3. Do I need cygwin? Great fecking huge download for cygwin for such a small project.