Hmmm, something is not working. I tried fixes 2 and 4 with (I think) no luck. Tivo is up and running again, but I think my swap file is in the same condition as beforehand and I'll have a lockup in a day or so. Note: I am not Linux savvy at all, but I do understand what the commands are supposed to do. I'm vcomfortable with DOS so working from a prompt does not bother me. In a nutshell, I boot on MadTivo disk and try to run edit_bootparms /dev/hdc -r I get "file not found" (or whatever it says exactly) If I try to mount a drive from a Dylan boot, I get a variety of responses, none completely positive. It often wants to know the file system type. I tried to dd over the 64M swap from the orig Tivo drive and the reply I got back was 0+0 0+0 That seemed wrong. I notice during boot that it does not read the partitions and can not identify the file system type. It finds the drives OK though. Question: At the beginning of this thread, for repair method 2, is the dd command correct? States going from hdb8 to hdc9. Should be hdb8 to hdc8, yes? So if it's possible to guide me a bit... what am I doing wrong? Thanks.