04-28-2009 10:04 PM
Is there a way that I can get the MiE restore image on a USB flash drive without downloading it? Could I use the "HP MIE Restore Image Creator" to pull the image off my Mini 1000MiE? Is there any other way to get it?
I've been trying for 2 weeks to download a restore image for my HP Mini 1000 with the Mobile Internet Experience (Ubuntu Linux) without success. I've got a DSL line at home, A Vista machine, a XP machine, and a Ubuntu Linux machine. They are networked through a netgear router. I have downloaded and installed the proper software for each platform.
The windows machines start the "HP MIE Restore Image Creator" program, but after about 30 seconds there is an error "operation timed out". The restore.img file on my disk is "0" bytes. The flash drive is never written to.
The Linux machine does a little better. It will download and write the restore.img file to disk but then stops after 100% is displayed on the download progress bar. I left the "HP MIE Restore Image Creator" program running for 2 hours but nothing further occured in the terminal. The restore image was not written to the flash drive. Was there some additional command that I should have entered in the terminal?
I installed the "HP MIE Restore Image Creator" on a XP machine at work. This has a much faster internet connection. The program will download about 80% of the restore.img file to disk and then fails with an "operation timed out". The flash drive is never written to. This is consistent over the course of the last 2 weeks, I try it serveral times at different times each day.
I contacted HP Support but they sadly, seemed unable to do anything. I've seen others in the forum say that they have downloaded this Linux restore image. I was able to download the Ubuntu Remix image which is about the same size. I really don't think that it is a problem with my equipment. It is like the HP server is overwhelmed. I really would be much more confident using the HP Mini with a MiE restore image on my thumb drive.
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04-29-2009 08:24 PM
Don't know why but today the restore image download completed successfully on the faster computer at work.
So if it was someone at HP that acted on the above posting- Thank you.