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Old 04-28-2010, 09:39 PM   #271
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'Close. There are actually four OS partitions, plus /var. There are two partitions which hold the two versions of the kernel and two which hold the two versions of the OS files (everything in /, /bin, /usr, /etc, /tivobin, etc.). There is only one copy of the /var partition.
Thanks for the clarification!
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:53 PM   #272
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I gave up. It got RMAed today. It passed all the HD tests and the 57 procedure did not really do any good. It would lock up trying to clear "to lists" and locked up doing "erase everything".

I am kind of convinced it is the power supply. While it was on, I could move the cord a little and the screen would go from normal, to purple to green hues.

Hopefully the replacement will be ok.
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:49 AM   #273
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From what I understand, there are two OS partitions that flip-flop responsibilities, with one being an "active" partition running the current software, and the second a target for new software. When an update occurs, the second partition receives the update and at next boot, becomes the "active" partition. If there is a bad spot on the disk of the "receiving" partition, it may not become apparent until an update occurs.
Then presumably the other partition(s) which were active before the update are ok, right? Is there a way to switch back to that partition?
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:42 AM   #274
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Then presumably the other partition(s) which were active before the update are ok, right? Is there a way to switch back to that partition?
It is possible the other partitions are okay and there is a way to switch back to the other partition using one of the kickstart commands (52 or 56 I think), but if the disk is damaged to the point where the partitions are getting corrupted, than switching partitions will only prolong the inevitable. It's better to simply replace the drive.
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