Instantcake boots from CD but can't find the CD drive
I unplug everything but the PATA CDROM and a virgin SATA drive destined for a tivohd. Motherboard contains both PATA and SATA connectors. CDROM is cable-select. Boot from CD works, installation proceeds apace until it asks where the CDROM is. I tell it hdd, as that's how it shows up in the boot listing I see when I hit shift-page-up. It disagrees, dropping to a command prompt so I can practice mount commands until I find it. None of hda, hdb, hdc, or hdd works. Ok.
Set the CDROM to master. It's now hdc. Again installation begins just fine but when I tell Instantcake that the CDROM is hdc it stubbornly disagrees. I practice mount commands and /dev/hdc works - When I do it.
How do I get Instantcake to trust me about the CDROM being /dev/hdc?
I'm running into the same issue... grrrrrr
You can try editing the script (it lives in /usr/sbin/PTVbake3) and hard-coding the device names, but from your descriptions, it does sound like you are specifying the device-name incorrectly.
I decided after multiple attempts to bring my original TiVo drive back to life to quit messing with it.
I switched out the CDROM drive to an older one, and finally got IC to recognize/mount the drive.
I hooked up the 1TB drive and was able to get the drive working in less than 10 mins.
Finished Guided setup (OTA only ATM) and I'm seeing 131 HD/1244 SD hours in Sys Info.
That number of hours seems a little low for a 1TB drive, doesn't it?