Advertisements Background... Over the past few weeks, my TiVo (TiVo HD) has been locking up requiring pulling the power cord and powering back up. Tonight it would get hung at "almost there". I researched the web and found the kick start procedure. Did a 57, then a 58 and my TiVo came back to life. So it scared me that I have no means to save of my SP, Showcases, etc. So I stumble on TWP. I'm a fairly knowledgeable computer guy (in the bidness for nearly 30 years w/ Unix, network, VMS, Windows, etc.). I admit, I've never done Linux. But I'm willing to try. The problem I'm having w/ the TWP installation is that it starts at a point where it instructs to create a new directory on the TiVo. Well, I don't even know how to do THAT. I've looked to see if there's a way to telnet into an unhacked TiVo. Or if there's a web server I can connect to. I know how to find the TiVo's IP address, MAC, etc. I need some hand holding. Do I have to crack open the TiVo to do this? Do I need a spare drive? Can I connect a drive to the TiVo USB port? Is it possible to put this boot image on a USB thumb drive? Help! I don't want to loose all of my TiVo setup if my hard drive dies.