QUOTE(Alex548 @ Feb 28 2006, 03:01 AM)
2. First, you'll have to make a backup of your eeprom key and transfer it to your PC (for locking/unlocking your stock hdd and any future hdd's). To do this, you'll have to use a softmod package to make a backup of your eeprom, then FTP it to your PC. (use one of Krayzie's softmod packages for this).
Well, what I'm really after here is a way to create a disk image in case I mess up so badly that I want to start from scratch. That's the big reason I don't want to hack the box and THEN backup. I guess the best way would be to apply minimal hacks, backup the eeprom, unlock the drive on my pc, and then immediately ghost it to an image (and then relock it). From that point on, if I end up messing it up too badly, I can always unlock the drive again and ghost back from the image to the drive (and then relock).
As for TSOP, I'm looking for suggestions as to what bios I should try. My preferences are, in order: stability, stealth, and features.
what a mess
Yeah, I know. Maybe next time around. I've got everything I need right in front of me at this point, and I'm an impatient man...