problems installing busybox

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    So I'm currently trying to install busybox so I can use Metamorph and install themes. I am using rootyourdroid guide ( Install Busybox | Root Your Droid )and am at the very beginning where I use the command prompt to start entering the information. When I enter adb everything comes up fine so I know it's working, but when I enter "adb push busybox /data/local/busybox" it says "error: device not found". Can anyone help please? Thanks!
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    Do you have adb correctly setup?

    I made a script that will install it for you, but the script runs from /data/local and must be pushed there.
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    I mean I THINK I do, but I really don't know. I used this Android Debug Bridge | Root Your Droid and it says to type in adb at the end to make sure its all in order, and mine is.
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    Alright.

    Unzip this, and put BOTH files on the root of your sdcard.

    Unmount your sdcard, then go to your command prompt.

    Type this as you see it.

    Code:
    adb shell
    su
    dd if=/sdcard/busy.sh of=/data/local/busy.sh
    cd /data/local
    ./busy.sh
    

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    Or you can install droid root helper from the market and it will do it for you.. You just have to click mount and install busy box.
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    I typed adb shell in command prompt on my computer and pressed enter and it said it isn't recognized.
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    Cannot find "droid root helper" in the market
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    Then you don't have it setup. Try it using the terminal emulator from the market.

    Code:
    su
    dd if=/sdcard/busy.sh of=/data/local/busy.sh
    cd /data/local
    ./busy.sh
    
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    got it! thanks man
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    Glad it worked out.
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    When I try this I get "Cannot open for write: Too many symbolic links encountered unable to chmod /system/bin/busybox: too many symbolic links encountered busybox: symbolic link loop **System mounted as read-only**

    Any ideas? The droidroot app's won't seem to do it either, and I'm not fluent with ADB.
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    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system

    mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system


    first one makes the system partition ReadWritable (rw) and the second turns it back to ReadOnly (ro)
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    My script does both. Not sure why the poster is having an issue.
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