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  1.    #1  
    hello
    read a gagillion links, watched videos, and feel fairly confident with rooting.
    As soon as I run novaterm, the prompt I get is root@palm-webos-device

    instead of root@castle, as all instructions mention.

    Phone is in dev mode.

    What did I do wrong?

    Thanks
  2. #2  
    Quote Originally Posted by NABRIL15 View Post
    hello
    read a gagillion links, watched videos, and feel fairly confident with rooting.
    As soon as I run novaterm, the prompt I get is root@palm-webos-device

    instead of root@castle, as all instructions mention.

    Phone is in dev mode.

    What did I do wrong?

    Thanks
    That's fine. You can still do everything. What OS are you using? When I root into my Pre from my Ubuntu laptop, I get root@palm-webos-device. When I use Windows 7 and PuTTY, I get root@castle.
  3.    #3  
    i am running win xp, and trying to follow these directions: http://forums.precentral.net/showthr...20#post2146620

    but cd /tmp obviously doesnt work.
  4. #4  
    Do you have a tmp folder on your device? Type "cd /" and then type "ls". It should show you the folders and files. Is tmp listed?
  5.    #5  
    this is what i get
    Attached Images Attached Images
  6. #6  
    ok, so the tmp folder is there. Type "cd /tmp" to go into that directory. What else are you trying to do in root?
  7.    #7  
    tried that
    cd/tmp
    /bin/sh cd:/ not found

    i am trying to follow these directions in order to get started.
    http://forums.precentral.net/showthr...20#post2146620
  8. #8  
    There is a space between cd and /tmp
  9.    #9  
    amazing....thank you
  10. #10  
    Quote Originally Posted by NABRIL15 View Post
    amazing....thank you
    Did you get everything working? I took a look at that page you linked to and noticed it's a bit messy. I noticed in your screenshot you were getting an error with the filesystem being read only. "mount -o remount,rw /" will make the filesystem read/write so you can edit things.

    Code:
    cd /tmp
    mount -o remount,rw /
    wget http://gitorious.org/webos-internals/bootstrap/blobs/raw/master/optware-bootstrap.sh
    sh optware-bootstrap.sh
    source /etc/profile.d/optware
    I copied the first section of code from that page and added in a line to mount you file system as read/write. You can copy and paste it a line at a time into whatever you're using to access root.
  11.    #11  
    it seemed to work without the mount command. Should I redo with mount? Any harm?
  12. #12  
    You don't have to redo it. If it worked without it then it's fine. The mount command just makes the files writable.

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