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Old 08-14-2008, 01:10 PM   #106
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I did everything as instructed, successfully ran option 5 on the reader, it rebooted, and when I ran opt 6 I get the message "/tmp/self_upgrade/new_opt.img not found". Any advice?

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Old 08-14-2008, 01:53 PM   #107
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I did everything as instructed, successfully ran option 5 on the reader, it rebooted, and when I ran opt 6 I get the message "/tmp/self_upgrade/new_opt.img not found". Any advice?

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You run 5, then 6, THEN reboot.
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:28 PM   #108
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Understood, but the reboot after 5 happened by itself - I didn't start it. Any ideas why that might have happened?
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Understood, but the reboot after 5 happened by itself - I didn't start it. Any ideas why that might have happened?
Has this happened more than once?
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:43 PM   #110
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Well, no. BUt considering that we are flashing hacks to the firmware, before I try to make something like this continue when I get a malfunction, I thought it would be prudent to see if anyone has seen this before and if there is a known fix. I don't want to "brick" the thing after all.

BTW, I am running the latest update from Sony on the PRS-505, with no prior customization, so I did not rerun the updater before doing this. The warning seemed to be only for those who had hacked/customized before.

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Old 08-14-2008, 02:46 PM   #111
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Bizarre. I tried it again and this time it worked as expected. I am now rebooting. Hopefully I will see success.....
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Well, no. BUt considering that we are flashing hacks to the firmware, before I try to make something like this continue when I get a malfunction, I thought it would be prudent to see if anyone has seen this before and if there is a known fix. I don't want to "brick" the thing after all.

BTW, I am running the latest update from Sony on the PRS-505, with no prior customization, so I did not rerun the updater before doing this. The warning seemed to be only for those who had hacked/customized before.

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I've had one-time issues before and just moved on without it being an issue, but I see where you're coming from. There is something very important to note about the "customizing more-than-once" bug: The issue is not with the reader but with the SD card. Something is written to the card that causes this bug, not the other way around. You can customize more than once if you remember to empty the card and then fill it with a fresh zip dump rather than re-using it. This is certainly easier than flashing repeatedly

In other words, double check that the sd card is filled with fresh files.
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:57 PM   #113
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Thanks! Got it!
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:24 PM   #114
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Just out of curiosityI tried to re-customize to change the about screen and selct a different icon set. Based on the above, I deleted all the files on the SD card, reformatted it, and re-extracted a fresh et of files to he card, along with placing the modified file into the correct folder for the personalized about screen.

When I tried to reflash (opt 6) the Reader had a message that amounted to needing to rerun the Sony updater; I guess this means that we really do have to go back to reflashing the orignial firmware update each time before running this, or did I miss a step?

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Old 08-15-2008, 05:11 AM   #115
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You wouldn't normally need to, in my experience, although I'm not clear exactly what the condition is that triggers needing to do so, if you see what I mean...
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Old 08-15-2008, 05:29 AM   #116
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:07 AM   #117
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You wouldn't normally need to, in my experience, although I'm not clear exactly what the condition is that triggers needing to do so, if you see what I mean...
igorsk said that it was a bug in the UF that would be fixed eventually, but I can't find the post.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:27 AM   #118
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Oh, well. I will watch for the announcement of the bug fix and keep my SD card at the ready. Thanks!
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Hmm I think I've seen this before... nblsdm needs to be passed a parameter with the partiton size. Until I get around to implement that, reflashing with stock updater should allow you to flash a custom image again.
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:13 PM   #120
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Worked beautifully! Thanks.
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