failed rooting, glowlight not working. HELP!

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marya.a

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Install failed

Hey, I'm worried. I wrote the downloaded "part 1" img but when I turn the nook on says on the screen "install failed" :S
how can I fix it up?

Some weeks ago I deleted the partitions of my nook simple touch and thats the first time since there that the nook works.
Is there any problem if my nook is simple touch and the downloaded image is from nook glowlight?

Does anybody has an image from a simple touch one?
PLEASE!!
 

marya.a

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the "part 1" image is only 79mb, is should not be 1.82 or something like that? is there part 2?
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Partition 1 (mmcblk0p1) is the boot partition.
You can get a copy of that from anyone.
The Nook Simple Touch and the Glow use the same software since version 1.2

You should use noogie and Win32DiskImager or roadkill or something to copy the complete image.
If you use standard Window components it will only copy what it can see, which is the first partition.
You really want the second partition (mmcblk0p2) which is /rom which has your personal and device specific config.
A 79 Meg backup will not include /rom.
A 1.9-whatever Gigabyte backup will include /rom
 
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marya.a

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Partition 1 (mmcblk0p1) is the boot partition.
You can get a copy of that from anyone.
The Nook Simple Touch and the Glow use the same software since version 1.2

You should use noogie and Win32DiskImager or roadkill or something to copy the complete image.
If you use standard Window components it will only copy what it can see, which is the first partition.
You really want the second partition (mmcblk0p2) which is /rom which has your personal and device specific config.
A 79 Meg nackup will not include /rom.
A 1.9-whatever Gigabyte backup will include /rom

EXACTLY!, but where can I find the part2? how can I get the rest of the rooms? :/ and how to make a only one image? I dont care if it has personal info, i just want to recover my nook t_t
 

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EXACTLY!, but where can I find the part2?
There are lots of ways to do this, here is one way.

Put noogie on an SD card and boot off that.
Use Win32DiskImager and save a full ~1.9GB image of whatever is on your Nook.

Put ClockWork Recovery on an SD card and boot off that.
Connect with ADB over USB and use the shell.
Use fdisk and delete all the partitions.
Use nookpart.sh to create all the partitions.
Reboot
Connect with ADB over USB and use the shell.
ls -l /rom
Got anything there?
adb pull /rom
Now you have copies of the files in /rom on your desktop.

Check if you can mount all the partitions using CWR "mounts and storage".
All ok?

Get the latest 1.2.1 update.
Push it onto the sdcard
"install zip from sdcard"
 

marya.a

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thank you
but, what do you mean with "nookpart.sh?
what is adb shell? I installed that but I don't know what it's.

I had tried another instructions too i.e : rooted with noogie I plugged the nook to the pc and I opened the minitool partition wizard and I cliked "partitio recovery" and I "recover" all my lost partition but when I check out my device at "computer" nook device just has "boot" part, nothing else, :S but minitool says IT HAS THEM. :s I dont understand. Do you think my nook still has a solution u__u?
 

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I'm not familiar with minitool.
In any case, Windows can normally only mount a single partition off a UMS (um, like a flash drive or a Nook).
So you are not going to be able to simply see things by typing "dir k:".

You need to get CWR and ADB working.
The ADB shell allows you to type commands directly to the Nook.
This is all covered about a hundred times here.
Start here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/BN_Nook_Simple_Touch/Installing_ADB
 

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thank you
but, what do you mean with "nookpart.sh?
what is adb shell? I installed that but I don't know what it's.

I had tried another instructions too i.e : rooted with noogie I plugged the nook to the pc and I opened the minitool partition wizard and I cliked "partitio recovery" and I "recover" all my lost partition but when I check out my device at "computer" nook device just has "boot" part, nothing else, :S but minitool says IT HAS THEM. :s I dont understand. Do you think my nook still has a solution u__u?
Windows will only mount the first partition for you to see at "computer". That's just a silly Windows quirk. MiniTool is a partition editor and bypasses the Windows silliness and can see all the partitions on removable media. So you have all your partitions back - that's good. Now make a backup of where you are at before you do anything else. And make sure it is ~1.9GB. Then get CWR & ADB working and pull your ROM partition as Renate advised.
 

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