Originally Posted by CelticWebSolutions
Sorry I didn't get back to you last night, I had already gone to bed, looks like you've already got the help you need though. If the wiping had started to work you'll be fine lesson learnt though, DO NOT FORMAT ANYTHING ON NT
Let us know it's fixed (which I'm sure it will be )
Well, the news is bad this morning. As someone mentioned in Adam's post, during the install, the screen went blank, so I left it for about another half an hour, then powered the device off and restarted it. All appeared OK, as the B&N firmware stated that it was clearing data, but that process froze for a long while, then a message popped up stating "Please restart your device and try again. If you encounter the same issue, contact technical support at blah, blah, blah." I restarted...same message. Over and over.
I tried the full wipe no less than 4 more times, preceding each attempt with a 'part' command, but the full wipe, for some unknown reason, stops about 60 seconds in, and pops up what appears to be a windowed 'ls -al'. I tried two different class 4 SDs in the 4 attempts...same for each.
Not feeling hopeful at this point.
---------- Post added at 04:37 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:46 PM ----------
Here's the results from my 'part' command:
~ # parted /dev/block/mmcblk0 print
parted /dev/block/mmcblk0 print
Model: MMC SEM16G (sd/mmc)
Disk /dev/block/mmcblk0: 15.9GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt
Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 131kB 262kB 131kB xloader
2 262kB 524kB 262kB bootloader
3 524kB 16.3MB 15.7MB recovery
4 16.8MB 33.6MB 16.8MB boot
5 33.6MB 83.9MB 50.3MB rom
6 83.9MB 134MB 50.3MB fat32 bootdata
7 134MB 522MB 388MB factory
8 522MB 1164MB 642MB ext4 system
9 1164MB 1611MB 447MB ext4 cache
10 1611MB 2684MB 1074MB fat32 media
11 2684MB 15.6GB 12.9GB ext4 userdata
Note the fat32 and ext4 file system designations for various directories (is directories the correct word?). On page 6 of Adam's full wipe thread, user 'howcansheslap' shows the output of his/her 'part' command, and the file system in his/her output is all blank. Perhaps not coincidentally, my full wipe process stops on processing 'bootdata', the first item listed as fat32 above, and displays the windowed 'ls' of folder 'bootdata'.
Any thoughts on the relevance of this info?
---------- Post added at 05:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:37 PM ----------
Turns out the full wipe *was* working. The trouble is, my impatience got the better of me. Adam's wipe process does not provide a whole lot in the way of progress feedback, and in fact, it can be 5 minutes or so before you see anything meaningful on screen. Best advice: give the process a full half hour to complete and don't assume that it's hung/stopped working just because you see virtually no progress reports. Note also that if you touch the screen anywhere during the wipe, any progress bar that may or may not have been present will probably disappear, and you won't see another one displayed for possibly several minutes.
My apologies to all for subjecting you to my own impatience, and a big thank-you for all the help.