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    Rebuilding RM Mobile One laptops

    Just a quicky for anyone that may know how.

    Got a bunch of RM Mobile Ones (original type I believe), a couple of them have suffered from Curious Kid Syndrome and as a result are no longer bootable. No problem, rebuild time....

    However, the rebuild disks I'm able to use from server are sans the relevant network driver (SIS191 if my memory serves me) and I can't find a suitable DOS driver to kick the build process off.
    Quick look at RM's knowledgebase and a simple fix - need to get HSP29 on the server to get full support for the Moby Ones and provide the updated drivers for the build disks. So, download HSP29, attempt to install and it moans that it needs all previous HSP's to be installed for that to succesfully install itself.

    HSP's 22 through 28 are present and correct, nothing previous. It would take an age (and seems fairly illogical to me) to install 1 through 21, and even if I had to do that, surely the installation of 22 thru 28 would have failed with the same problem? (being new, I didn't have that honour).

    So, is there a way I can get that build disk going properly without the HSP, or a way to install later HSP's without having the above problem?

    Any help gratefully appreciated

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    Hi,

    My understanding was that for HSP29 the only requirement was HSP28.

    Anyway, I have all of them installed I could send you the relevant drivers if you want and you can heath robinson it.

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    Or, a build floppy from our repository which probably has it thereon.
    Or, have you tried using RMR_BOOT to restore it to how it was when it landed from RM if absent of a normal RMRESTORE partition?

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    Heath Robinson?
    Appears to be a distinct lack of option to restore from RMR - in fact I don't recall RMR being there, must have a look on next visit & compare with some of the other laptops.

    As for the repository, where do I find that?

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    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heath_Robinson]Heath Robinson[/ame]

    It's unusual if the machine was shipped from RM to not have the "original" RMR_BOOT (not the RM Boot Manager) which is achieved by bashing the shift keys on post. (There's a better way but bashing makes me feel better).

    The repository I was referencing would be my own XPBuild area on CC3.

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    Ah, learn something new every day
    Might have to give the drivers a go - as for where RMR would have disappeared to is anyone's best guess but the bloke I replaced here was, let's be polite, a few megabytes short of a small hard drive. Spent most my time so far fixing his half baked jobs :/

    Still niggles me that you can't rename machines without rebuilding them - if all else failed it would be a cinch to image a machine for things like this. Was hoping CC4 would fix that but alas, not a chance

    Much appreciated, btw.

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    Yes, that is a pain!

    More than welcome; I'm in Rothwell if you want to compare tricks on CC3. (we're a mixture of CC3/Vanilla).

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    Cheers, appreciated. Oddly enough this particular issue is at a site in Kettering

    Thinking about it, I've a couple of schools to visit beforehand, both with newer systems in place and would hope have HSP29 installed - should be able to burgle the drivers or even a full build disk from there. Why I didn't think of that beforehand I don't know, it's normally the simple things that elude me :| If that fails I'll come and poke you again

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    Anytime.



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