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Old 06-14-2007, 11:35 AM   #46
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When you look at a file's properties, it first tells you the file's "real" size, and then it tells you the size on the drive - which one does the python script want?
The "real" size, expressed in bytes. You didn't brick your LD because of this error, because I experimented with all different values, correct and incorrect, and it only would hang in the boot process when wrong.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:56 PM   #47
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Ok, I am making one last ditch effort to get this to work. I get to the point where I am trying to image the CF card and get an error. I did the following command and received the following error. What am I doing wrong?

C:\>dd if=rom-partition of=\\?\Device\Harddisk2\DR8 seek=134079 bs=512
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.3.
Written by John Newbigin <jn@it.swin.edu.au>
This program is covered by the GPL. See copying.txt for details
Error writing file: 87 The parameter is incorrect
40299+1 records in
40299+0 records out
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:32 AM   #48
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Anyone of you edited this file ?

I finished removing the apps I didn't want, and i saw a file named ``Boot.conf`` Anyone of you edited this file

Since it contains the booting information !?
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:47 AM   #49
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mrp123 stated he never edited this file, and that it was unnecessary to do so.
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:54 AM   #50
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mrp123 stated he never edited this file, and that it was unnecessary to do so.



Sorry i might have missed it... Will not touch it

Tanks aka.bugle
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Old 06-18-2007, 04:36 PM   #51
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Edit: Okay I seem to be getting somewhere with cygwin. Hopefully, I can get past the makecafe sectioin.

Nope, stuck again. When I run this

$ md5sum rom-partition
639952c7a50e8d12d1d9351f3cbe9aa6 rom-partition

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754c727358749229de1e6a03b570905d *rom-partition


Why is it giving me a different md5sum? Actually, does this even matter? Is the 6399 number for an unaltered ROM?


Okay. I changed the sda to sdd and it looks like it was writting to the CF card, but when I look at the card it looks unchanged. How do you tell?

Anyway I hooked up the LD and booted the Palm, but all I get is the PalmOS screen and then nothing.

What next? What did I do wrong?
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:04 PM   #52
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Oh well. I have destroyed both of my hard drives with the dd program. I can't believe no one posted a major warning that the default sda posted on the instructions was the c drive. I also tried b which was my second hard drive. I have tried installing windows on both, but both refuse to boot.

Does anyone know any possible way to save these drives. I don't care about the data as much as it hurts to lose 500GB, but to have to rebuy two drives would be a major financial disaster.
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When I run this

$ md5sum rom-partition
639952c7a50e8d12d1d9351f3cbe9aa6 rom-partition

I get this result
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$ md5sum rom-partition
754c727358749229de1e6a03b570905d *rom-partition

Why is it giving me a different md5sum? Actually, does this even matter? Is the 6399 number for an unaltered ROM?

No it does not matter. The 6339 would be the check sub for an unaltered ROM file.
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:21 AM   #54
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Oh well. I have destroyed both of my hard drives with the dd program. I can't believe no one posted a major warning that the default sda posted on the instructions was the c drive. I also tried b which was my second hard drive. I have tried installing windows on both, but both refuse to boot.

Does anyone know any possible way to save these drives. I don't care about the data as much as it hurts to lose 500GB, but to have to rebuy two drives would be a major financial disaster.

Ouch.

You probably have to rebuild the partition table and/or master boot record of these drives. It has been a while since I have installed Windows, so I do not recall the exact procedure. However, somewhere during the initial installation, it should have asked you about partitioning. This may be down an advanced path though. When you get to that point, delete all the currently defined partitions and then recreate them as needed (typically one large partition spanning the whole drive).
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Tried all the advanced options possible, but it looks like the boot sector on both drives is unsavable. I can turn them into data drives however.

I've also lost all the work I had put in on the LifeFlash so its a complete failure for me all the way around.

Talk about live and learn.
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Don't know if this will help, but look pertinent:
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Oh well. I have destroyed both of my hard drives with the dd program. I can't believe no one posted a major warning that the default sda posted on the instructions was the c drive. I also tried b which was my second hard drive. I have tried installing windows on both, but both refuse to boot.

Does anyone know any possible way to save these drives. I don't care about the data as much as it hurts to lose 500GB, but to have to rebuy two drives would be a major financial disaster.



I fell your pain as, It happend to me, i had to format my drive in dos and put everything back on it....
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I was able to repair one drive finally. I also gave LifeFlash another try and got all the way to the dd step, but still have a problem. This is what I'm getting on the final step.

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$ dd if=rom-partition of=/dev/sdb seek=134079 bs=512 conv=notrunc
dd: writing `/dev/sdb': No space left on device
39622+1 records in
39622+0 records out
20286464 bytes (20 MB) copied, 96.968 s, 209 kB/s


Any idea why I'm getting +0 records out instead of +1. I'm so close, but keep falling short. This is a Patriot 4GB card and shows up as a Toshiba when I plug it in.
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Oh well. I have destroyed both of my hard drives with the dd program. I can't believe no one posted a major warning that the default sda posted on the instructions was the c drive. I also tried b which was my second hard drive. I have tried installing windows on both, but both refuse to boot.

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I was able to repair one drive finally.


You can recover the damaged HDD disk by rebuilding MBR with an undocumented FDISK's function of Win98 or Win2K, booting from a Win98 or Win2K booteable floppy disk. Be sure to leave connected only the damaged HDD, one each time:

FDISK /MBR

Then "Partition Recovery" or another that kind of tool to recover HDD partition, and so internal data.

If you don't care about HDD data, once you fixed MBR you can reinstall windows from scratch, or access the HDD through WinXP and format the HDD using WinXP's disk management.


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I can't believe no one posted a major warning that the default sda posted on the instructions was the c drive. I also tried b which was my second hard drive.

Please be aware of this:

Win XP mounts the HDD as the first SCSI device it means "sda" then your CF adaptor will automatically be mounted as "sdb"

If you have a second HDD it wil be mounted as "sdb" then your CF adaptor wil be mounted as "sdc" an so on.

"Try and error" method is to READ from the device -sda, sdb or sdc- you believe is your CF adaptor -try doing an image of the CF- while reading from the CF, remove your CF from the adaptor, you will receive an error message that the incoming device or media is no longer available or something like that, if you don't get the error message, try again with a different device name. Once you get the error message then you will be sure about THAT is the right device name of your CF adaptor and can safely write data on it without damage your HDD(s).

Hope this help

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I also gave LifeFlash another try and got all the way to the dd step, but still have a problem. This is what I'm getting on the final step.

Any idea why I'm getting +0 records out instead of +1. I'm so close, but keep falling short. This is a Patriot 4GB card and shows up as a Toshiba when I plug it in.


The problem seems to be the error message you receive when you write the ROM file to the CF that "...dd: writing `/dev/sdb': No space left on device..."

I do not know why DD does that, I'm so far from to became a Linux expert, but analyzing a post ROM writing image of the CF I could see that the file is truncated when is writing to the CF and finishes with the error, so the ROM image into the card is unusable by the Palm OS.

I've found a workaround, I've done a 1KB longer ROM image file adding zeros at the end with the Hex editor, then when truncated I lost the end of the file containing the zeros, which I don't care, then I've got a complete ROM image file into the CF.

I hope that someone could help explaining or fixing the DD error...

Hope this help.

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