My tivo (Series 1 DTivo, running 3.5b) began going into a reboot loop today. It just showed the "Powering Up" screen, then the "Almost There" screen, then recycled back to the powering up screen. So I yanked the drives and threw them in my computer. Somehow, my active partition was changed from partition 7 to partition 4. I don't know if just changing it to partition 7 with bootpage will do. I copied most of my relevant files from 7 to 4 and tried to reboot. Now, it just goes from the "powering up" screen to a blank screen. I have a feeling this all happened because my logs grew too big and it wiped my var folder (9th partition). It's back to the original folders there -- no "hack" folder at all. I run varbackup daily (Tivowebplus), and the backup file is around 3.6 megs in the /mnt7/lib directory. But I have no idea why it would then change my active partition. I suppose that's somewhat good news is it's likely not a hardware issue with the 9th partition wiped and active partition switch. Something caused those to change. Can I just flip my active partition back to 7 easily? Should this work? If so, how do I do that? Just change my bootpage intro to "root=/dev/hda7" ? Also, I changed my bootpage to "root=/dev/hda4 dsscon=true runideturbo=true console=115200" to try to get in via serial bash. Supposedly, though no one describes the process, one can view the serial console messages as the machine boots. I get nothing, though I have no idea what to do other than jam my old serial bash tivo plug in, load up Tera Term with the proper settings and let it sit there. Any help is appreciated.