lonewolf, i always have enjoyed your posts. you always hit the nail on the head.
and to you drummer, get yourself an sd card and then follow these directions Universal Eris Root for Dummies! - Android Forums
I love my Eris as much as my Droid X, Fascinate, and Droid Incredible, though =(
Droid X, running MotoBlur GB 2.3.3 Rooted;
Droid Incredible, s-off (unrEVOked), CM 7.1;
Droid Eris, rooted, OMGB, OC'ed to 710 mhz;
Samsung Fascinate, rooted, CyanogenMTD...
Oh, and I'm the maintenance guy for my friend's Droid Pro GB 2.3.3 xD
If I thought that hooking it to the computer would work..I would have it made..wish I could use rsdlite..lol
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i realized after i posted that it might not be the best solution, i don't know if there is anything in here that will help you, but here's how they did it waaaay back when you had to do rooting via pc How to Root - Root for leak/OTA/stock 1.5 - XDA-Developers