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Old November 19th, 2010, 07:58 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Your right about the skateboards at the middle of the screen. The ones at the bottom load fine. Your turn to clarify. After all your writing and modding of your zip file. What is the md5 checksum? And what program do I need to check it? You've probably stated it more than once
Lol... An MD5 checksum is a calculation done on a file to create a unique signature (theoretically unique to that file) that allows you ensure that its contents are complete and unaltered from the original.

There's several ways to check it: with Astro File Manager you can navigate to the file, long-press the file name, select Details, and the MD5 checksum will be displayed at the bottom of the pop-up window (you might have to wait a few seconds for larger files). You can also check it using an app like AFV (Android File Verifier) [which I wrote --its free in the Market]. Same deal: just navigate to the file to be checked, long-press the file name, and select MD5 Checksum.

I'm secretly hoping that this is the issue because I'm pretty much out of ideas... You might have to start a new thread and see if we can get some other eyeballs (especially erisuser1's) looking at your problem...

Anyway, check the MD5 checksums and let me know what you find.

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ok the md5 sum matches for your file. 9ec2510f53a25658ca5d52b34b6c1524...what now?
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ok the md5 sum matches for your file. 9ec2510f53a25658ca5d52b34b6c1524...what now?
Have you tried the Scenario 3 method yet? (I don't recall you mentioning that you did)... Can you give that a try and see (that's my last idea, lol --I'm pretty-much out of ammo).
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OMG!!!!!! IT"S WORKING!!!!!!! YEEEEEEEEHHHAAAAAAWWWW!!!! all i did was for gits-and-shiggles i tried scenario 3 just one..more...time, and it freaking works now. omg. what a pain in the arse. i really appreciate you sticking with me, and trying to help me out. i wish i was savvy enough to return the favor.

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now, since EE4.0 is not ideal...what non sense rom (or at least cool looking sense rom) do you recommend? (need live wallpapers )
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OMG!!!!!! IT"S WORKING!!!!!!! YEEEEEEEEHHHAAAAAAWWWW!!!! all i did was for gits-and-shiggles i tried scenario 3 just one..more...time, and it freaking works now. omg. what a pain in the arse. i really appreciate you sticking with me, and trying to help me out. i wish i was savvy enough to return the favor.

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Lol! You are most welcome...honestly, its quite satisfaction enough to know that you were helped and appreciative. Thank you, too!
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now, since EE4.0 is not ideal...what non sense rom (or at least cool looking sense rom) do you recommend? (need live wallpapers )
I'm not very conversant on live wallpapers, but I've heard lots of people espouse the merits of zach.xtr's (of XDA) xtrSense (for a Sense-based ROM) or xtrROM (a non Sense-based ROM).

Here's the respective threads over at XDA:

[ROM][GPL][11/5/2010] xtrSENSE4.6.5 [cache2cache,apps2sd,oc,jit]-HTC Sense - xda-developers

[ROM][GPL][11/5/2010] xtrROM4.6.5 [cache2cache,apps2sd,jit,lwp,oc] - xda-developers

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don't mean to bother you again my dear friend, but it seems my apps2sd setup isn't going to work. i partitioned, and when i went to convert ext2 to ext3, the option wasn't there....i rebooted, and still wasn't there. it's not a big deal, but maybe you could check it out when you have the time. i'd prefer to have apps2sd (obviously )
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don't mean to bother you again my dear friend, but it seems my apps2sd setup isn't going to work. i partitioned, and when i went to convert ext2 to ext3, the option wasn't there....i rebooted, and still wasn't there. it's not a big deal, but maybe you could check it out when you have the time. i'd prefer to have apps2sd (obviously )
Well, you've found my kryptonite (lol, I just finished watching this week's Smallville )...I have zero direct experience with app2sd .

There are, however, lots of very smart and capable folks around here that know the ins and outs of apps2sd very well and should be able to point you in the right direction. (You might have to start another thread though or do a little searching--those that have experience might not be following this thread).

(Actually, I just re-read your first paragraph and was thinking that maybe you were talking about an option in custom recovery? If so, its probably supposed to act like it is (under whatever conditions/circumstances you were using it). This version of Amon_RA's custom recovery should be identical in function to the original other than the support for the alternate menu scrolling and confirmation keys).

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If I'm reading TL's post correctly there is an option missing under the Partition sdcard menu.
In your basic Amon_RA's recovery under Partition sdcard there are 4 choices:
- Partition SD
- Repair SD:ext
- SD: ext2 to ext3
- SD: ext3 to ext4

TL, are you saying that in Scary's recovery the SD:ext2 to ext3 option does not exist?
Scary, FYI (on the off chance you don't already know this). When 'Partition SD' is chosen it creates an ext2 partition on the SD card. For apps2sd to work on a 2.1 ROM the partition must be an ext3 partition, thus the ext2 to ext3 option is critical. IF it's missing in your recovery then that's something you might want to get a couple of your 6 arms to start working on.
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If I'm reading TL's post correctly there is an option missing under the Partition sdcard menu.
In your basic Amon_RA's recovery under Partition sdcard there are 4 choices:
- Partition SD
- Repair SD:ext
- SD: ext2 to ext3
- SD: ext3 to ext4

TL, are you saying that in Scary's recovery the SD:ext2 to ext3 option does not exist?
Scary, FYI (on the off chance you don't already know this). When 'Partition SD' is chosen it creates an ext2 partition on the SD card. For apps2sd to work on a 2.1 ROM the partition must be an ext3 partition, thus the ext2 to ext3 option is critical. IF it's missing in your recovery then that's something you might want to get a couple of your 6 arms to start working on.
Hoto,

This is very interesting...and somewhat of a mystery at this point. Here's why:

The Amon_RA custom recovery.c source that I retrieved off of packetlss's github was the desirec branch and its version was listed at 1.6.2 (just like the build number listed in the ro.modversion property of the source itself (which also is displayed at the bottom of the recovery screen that you see every time you enter recovery). Also, cannot find the menu items you show and list above (I think I remember seeing screenshots and I know I've see other folks reference them--I just have not ever seen them personally since I've never partitioned my /sdcard).

Now, when looking at the recovery.c 1.7.1 source (default branch mahimahi), it indeed shows exactly the menu you list above!

By the way, the only file that I modified in making this alternate custom recovery was the recovery.c file. Since I'm was (and still am) a relative noob at understanding how to use, manage, and navigate the various github source, I just assumed I should grab the branch labled for our Eris device: desirec.

Tell you what, I'll try to download and compile the 1.7.1 mahimahi branch and see what gives (and what version is reported (I don't / didn't set or change this either)). If it compiles (and loads ), I will make my same alternate key changes (i.e., to make trackball usage optional) and re-post.

Hoto, thank you for pointing this out...sharp-eyed as ever!

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Okay, I've got a new 1.7.1-based recovery recompiled (it'll still say Build 1.6.2 at the bottom of the screen). I just need to package it up and re-post it on the other thread.

I've tested that the trackball-alternative key navigation still works, but I'll let TL93, be my SD card partition tester (since I don't really want to partition my /sdcard). I do see that the menu items are back now...

Check back after a while...cheers!
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Okay guys, sorry for the delay...documenting and organizing takes a while...

I've made significant updates to the first post to include references to the new version of the tweaked custom recovery image that should restore the missing partition sdcard menu options.

You should be aware, this new version was compiled from the 1.7.1 (Nexus One) "mahimahi" source branch. I don't believe that this will exactly match, in functionality, the original (un-tweaked) version that you already had/have. I do think its likely that it includes all of the functionality of the original version of Amon_RA's custom recovery you know and love (and probably adds some new stuff (hopefully transparent and backwards-compatible) that I cannot vouch for, explain, or support ).

I also did not actually test the Partition sdcard menu's functions--I simply verified that these menu items were indeed present (again). I did test a Nandroid backup and restore and noticed a minor difference. See my notes in the OP for additional information.

TheLedge93, you'll want to re-do Scenario 3 with the "gscript-sa-171.zip" file referenced in the OP. It should be installed identically to how you did it last night (other than the name of the .zip file being different, of course). Hopefully, the partitioning functions you wanted to use are there and work as needed and desired (of course, you'll make the appropriate backups, right? ).

Good luck and let me know how it goes.
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Very nice! Thank you for helping her out out by pointing her this way (makes all of the time I spent trying to learn how to do this worthwhile, lol (actually doing it was the easy part )).

Man, you are everywhere! I also thought I had seen your username a while back on at least one other Android site (can't remember which one)--I can barely keep up with AF and XDA, lol (I always forget about the relatively new Q&A forum).

BTW, I'm working on the updates to AFV--adding the file-selector filter (case-insensitive sort) you requested.

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In fastboot usb,

fastboot flash recovery recovery-RA-eris-v1.6.2-trackball-optional.img

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fastboot flash recovery recovery-RA-eris-v1.6.2-trackball-optional.img

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You are very welcome! Glad it came in handy.

So, you still hung on to your Eris, eh?

Cheers!

edit: by the way, I'll add that to the installation instructions, thank you for that (totally forgot about fasboot flash ). And thank you for posting...gives me warm and fuzzies that all of the time I spent was not for naught.
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This is how the recovery SHOULD have come! Very nice work. But no, I didnt keep my Eris, this is for my GF. I've needed to update her rom for over a month now, and dman88 just happened to pass this thread along to me after I mentioned the trackball is borked.

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SA,

Even though my trackball still works I decided to flash your latest ver.

Did it via Gscript and it worked flawlessly.

Thanks for another winner!

I hope you decide to stay on this planet for a while

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Even though my trackball still works I decided to flash your latest ver.

Did it via Gscript and it worked flawlessly.

Thanks for another winner!

I hope you decide to stay on this planet for a while

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Lol! You are very welcome!

Yeah, this is my assigned galaxy, so I'm hanging around...

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So Scary, you know everything else, how about this...
Amon-Ra (or Amen-Ra - either spelling) is the name of an Egyptian god. How'd we end up with Amon_Ra's recovery?
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Amon_Ra (or Aman_Ra - either spelling) is the name of a Greek (or Egyptian) god. How'd we end up with Amon_Ra's recovery?
I don't know about that, lol! But I think Amon-Ra was an Egyptian (sun) god.

Let's just say our Amon_RA is our custom recovery god .

I do know he signs his emails with "RA"...he was very kind in taking the time to reply to my pleas for guidance.

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Dang, you saw it before I corrected it...
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Lol! I was pretty sure you just mis-"spoke" .

Tell you what, I'll trade you a redaction for a future faux pas on my part....whaddaya say?
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Brian,

Thank you very much--that was very kind and very much appreciated!

By the way, I've updated the first post to include instructions for flashing the custom recovery using the fastboot method that you so kindly pointed-out.

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Quick question.

My version of Astro has no "extract" command. What can I do if I'm trying to do scenario 3?
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My version of Astro has no "extract" command. What can I do if I'm trying to do scenario 3?
So when you long-press at .zip file, you don't see "Extract" at the bottom of the "File Options" menu? Weird...

You could try ES File Explorer (free, by EStrongs)...its very similar to Astro and the long-press of a .zip file gives you "Extract to" in the top option of the "Operations" menu.
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So when you long-press at .zip file, you don't see "Extract" at the bottom of the "File Options" menu? Weird...

You could try ES File Explorer (free, by EStrongs)...its very similar to Astro and the long-press of a .zip file gives you "Extract to" in the top option of the "Operations" menu.
well I had done it wrong. fixed now. however, when I ran the script it kept saying something like out of memory. And now when I boot, I'm stuck at the skateboards... help?
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well I had done it wrong. fixed now. however, when I ran the script it kept saying something like out of memory. And now when I boot, I'm stuck at the skateboards... help?
Can you give me more detail about exactly what you did (and what went wrong and how you fixed it)?

Also, were you booting normally or into recovery when you see the skateboarding androids? (i.e, how did you boot?)
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All fixed by RTFMing again
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It boots fine, just when I try to boot into recovery it sticks at the skateboarding androids.

I ran the gscript, had SU checkbox checked, clicked run. I'm about to try it again.

It's saying error at md0x000000 etc (Out of memory)
I actually got that error way back in May when I rooted (manually with adb)...its a funny kind of apparently retryable error...never been able to satisfactorily figure-out what the deal with it is. When I've seen it, it had to do with typing the adb commands too quickly (not allowing enough time for the prior command to finish what it was doing). This should not be the case with the script though since there's really only one command being executed: the flash_image command of the new recovery.

Anyway, let me know what happened...good luck!
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lol...did't see your reply before I last replied... Glad it worked for you and hope that its helpful.

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wow. after reading this, I get SO lost. I haven't attempted it yet, slightly out of fear. I need to take my eris in to be replaced due to the track ball not working, so I'm assuming I should just unroot, correct? Thats how I came upon this thread, as I can't unroot with out my track ball...so far.
I'm hoping a "for dummies" version comes out soon. Otherwise I may be stuck with a phone that doesn't work :/

edit: actually, I some how managed to figure it out! going to test it now...and hopefully unroot in the morning when I'm fully charged
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wow. after reading this, I get SO lost. I haven't attempted it yet, slightly out of fear. I need to take my eris in to be replaced due to the track ball not working, so I'm assuming I should just unroot, correct? Thats how I came upon this thread, as I can't unroot with out my track ball...so far.
I'm hoping a "for dummies" version comes out soon. Otherwise I may be stuck with a phone that doesn't work :/

edit: actually, I some how managed to figure it out! going to test it now...and hopefully unroot in the morning when I'm fully charged
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Glad you got it figured-out...is there something in my instructions that I could better clarify or emphasize that would help others that might have confused you?

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Glad you got it figured-out...is there something in my instructions that I could better clarify or emphasize that would help others that might have confused you?

Let me know. Cheers!

Actually your instructions were fine. Sometimes I just don't realize how simple things are until I run through them. I think I was just reading the entire thread at once and getting lost. When I ran through it on my phone (scenario 3) I did just fine.
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Actually your instructions were fine. Sometimes I just don't realize how simple things are until I run through them. I think I was just reading the entire thread at once and getting lost. When I ran through it on my phone (scenario 3) I did just fine.
yup,im the same... just reading thru things it seems complicated. actually doing them is quite a bit simpler,in most cases.

at first i was unsure wich one i should download. i tried to run 1.7.1 and got an error. since my SD card isnt partitioned,i prolly dont care if it ever is,i went ahead and tried 1.6.2 wich worked fine.

i dont care to download stuff directly to my phone and then move it up. i just downloaded the file to my puter,moved it to my SD card,unplugged the phone,opened astro,then started with step F

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You are both most welcome....glad to see my efforts are still paying dividends to folks (I figured as time goes on, more and more people will have problems with the trackball on their phone).

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I kept plugging away and when i installed gscript lite it finally worked, very easy process i might add thanks!!!!
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I have followed method 3 about 5 tims and can't get it to work. I am of course rooted on Kaos Froyo v 34 at the moment. I extracted the gsscript 171 thingy in my main sd card folder. i downloaded gsscript lite. I go to load the new sh script and when I hit run I get an error message that says:

Command not found. Error this scrpit is meant for the htc droid eris (desirec): Your phone is reported to be a:

Am I dooing something wrong? I have tried this a handful of times and my head is going to explode! LOl.

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I have followed method 3 about 5 tims and can't get it to work. I am of course rooted on Kaos Froyo v 34 at the moment. I extracted the gsscript 171 thingy in my main sd card folder. i downloaded gsscript lite. I go to load the new sh script and when I hit run I get an error message that says:

Command not found. Error this scrpit is meant for the htc droid eris (desirec): Your phone is reported to be a:

Am I dooing something wrong? I have tried this a handful of times and my head is going to explode! LOl.

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jon,

This is a little strange... The script utilitizes a safety mechanism that I shamelessly copied from eriuser1's "Universal Root for Dummies!" gscript.

The issue you are encountering appears to be related to not being able to run the getprop ro.build.product command.

If you install the Android Terminal Emulator (free in the Market) and type-in the above getprop command manually, do you see the same issue? (I suspect you will)

If you do, then for some reason, KaosFroyo does not support this (presumably ubiquitous) command.

I do not have my Eris with me at the moment to download and flash KaosFroyo to replicate and debug this issue. You could (if you are really daring), edit the gscript script yourself and remove the "exit 1" line in the related IF-statement which would allow you the script to continue on. This would give me pause however and question what other things might not work correctly given your current environment.

Why don't you let me flash the same ROM tonight and try to see what the scoop is and I'll get back to you as soon as I can?

Barring this, there are still a few other ways of installing this recovery if you are so inclined and comfortable using the Android SDK's adb tool (and have the proper adb USB driver installed).

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By the way, I forgot to mention this (probably to anyone), but the script does create its own debugging log file in /sdcard/gscript/tools/logfile.txt when you run it.

If you want, you could examine this log file and see if its reporting the same things as discussed above. You can also feel free to email it to me at scary.alien@gmail.com and I'll take a gander at it.

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This is a little strange... The script utilitizes a safety mechanism that I shamelessly copied from eriuser1's "Universal Root for Dummies!" gscript.

The issue you are encountering appears to be related to not being able to run the getprop ro.build.product command.

If you install the Android Terminal Emulator (free in the Market) and type-in the above getprop command manually, do you see the same issue? (I suspect you will)

If you do, then for some reason, KaosFroyo does not support this (presumably ubiquitous) command.

I do not have my Eris with me at the moment to download and flash KaosFroyo to replicate and debug this issue. You could (if you are really daring), edit the gscript script yourself and remove the "exit 1" line in the related IF-statement which would allow you the script to continue on. This would give me pause however and question what other things might not work correctly given your current environment.

Why don't you let me flash the same ROM tonight and try to see what the scoop is and I'll get back to you as soon as I can?

Barring this, there are still a few other ways of installing this recovery if you are so inclined and comfortable using the Android SDK's adb tool (and have the proper adb USB driver installed).

Cheers!

Okay thanks. I have done it like 3 or 4 times today and got the same message in Gsscrpitlite. I tried both versions of your file 171 and 162 the orginal. Would it help if I can just to a hard reset back to the Verizon settings, root my phone again and do option 1 on the first page? Or do I have to be able to use the recovery menu to root my phone. i can't use it because my trackball doesn't work in recovery.
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Like do you understand my question? I would be reformatting my phone back to the Verizon stock settings. Then I would root my phone using the link you provided and come step 18 try and do the 1st option.
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Okay thanks. I have done it like 3 or 4 times today and got the same message in Gsscrpitlite. I tried both versions of your file 171 and 162 the orginal. Would it help if I can just to a hard reset back to the Verizon settings, root my phone again and do option 1 on the first page? Or do I have to be able to use the recovery menu to root my phone. i can't use it because my trackball doesn't work in recovery.

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Like do you understand my question? I would be reformatting my phone back to the Verizon stock settings. Then I would root my phone using the link you provided and come step 18 try and do the 1st option.
Well, I think it would be much easier to verify that the getprop command is the "root" cause of your issue and then deal with that (i.e., altering the gscript script). Can you verify the getprop issue?

You're going to need your trackball to flash a new ROM even if you un-root (i.e., without this tweaked custom recovery that is).

For "step 18", you mean in eriuser1's thread? You're going to get the same error/issue when you run eu1's gscript script.
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i INSTALLED THE android emulator and when I go and type "getprop ro.build.product command" it says command not found. what exactly do I type there? I'm fairly new to this whole rooting thing.
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i INSTALLED THE android emulator and when I go and type "getprop ro.build.product command" it says command not found. what exactly do I type there? I'm fairly new to this whole rooting thing.
Well, I think you've done it right and it is confirming (bizzarely) that KaosFroyo doesn't have the getprop command readily available.

Let me flash that ROM tonight and do a little research.

edit: actually, you should have only typed "getprop ro.build.product", right? (without the quotes or the work "command")--just making sure...
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I tried it on my laptop at home ( I was at work earler this afternoon) and I still got the same error message in gsscript lite. Also when I go and type the getprop ro.build.product" command in the android emulator it says command not found.

Just to confirm I am running on Android 2.2 using Kaos Froyo v 34.
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