might be salvageable
pull the drive
boot from a tivo boot disk making sure you have access to the bootpage util. instructions for this if you need them can be found at http://www.thewallens.net/tivo/tivo_unguide.html
run bootpage -p against your tivo HD and report back here what you find.
I have a feeling something has gone wrong with the init framework.
dd the 3.1.5 kernel to hda3 again and flip the bootpage. That will likely get 6.2 working.
as for getting back to 4.01b, you can try dding the 3.1.1 kernel to hda3 and hda6 and then changing the bootpage to reflect the new root as hda7.
OK. I'm sorry, I AM trying to salvage 6.2 but I'm confused on your statement of "just flip the bootpage". I thought "flipping the bootpage" meant changing the root from hda4 to hda7. It's currently set for hda4. Thanks for your time explaining this.
in the dellanave guide there's a command called bootpage -f that flips the bootpage (which is pointing the hardware to the KERNEL and not the rest of the software)
I am not sure what the syntax is for bootpage -f when the HD is in your PC, so you may want to do some research on that, I have a feeling just plain bootpage -f won't work unless the HD is inside the TiVo.
(of course the best answer to all of this is restore the back up you made in step one right? )
AH, see, I didn't do those steps for the init framework. I thought that was "old school" and I skipped over those two steps (8 and 9) and went directly to the 9.8 step and copied the kernel from the lba48 CD.
Yeah, restoring from the backup would be nice, but, of course, we only make backups AFTER screwing things up first. I was trying to upgrade it without pulling the drive since it seemed so straight-forward.
So, to summarize, it may be best to try going back to 4.01 - right?
all of that looks good Jerry. I'd try dding the 4.01b compatible kernel to hda6 and resetting the tivo root to hda7. This is sounding like a HD failure on the hda4 partition.
It's booting the kernel else it would stick at powering up. Something else is sticking.
No problem Gunny. I appreciate your help. Well, I Zippered it and it's working fine. Now, if I can just find that new setSSIDwep.tcl by rbautch that lets you set the WEP key to whatever you want it, I'll be fine. Everyone I've downloaded makes you choose one of 5 WEP keys. One of the posts says he updated it over on that other forum but I haven't found it.
Right now, I'm WEPless.
BTW, I noticed that I'm just up the mountain from you.