Rooting now, Problem, please help.

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    Ok so I put the update.zip in the root of the sdcard. I named it right, when i checked its properties it was update.zip, not update.zip.zip. well I just wiped my phone and im trying to root now, so i hit install /sdcard/update.zip (deprecated) on sprrecovery and it says

    "Finding update package
    E: cant mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 (or /dev/block/mmcblk0)
    (no such file or directory)
    E: Can't mount SDCARD: update.zip
    Installation aborted."

    What do I do now!?
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    rename it "update", without quotes.
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    i did that. first.
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    Did you select "allow update.zip" first?
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    ok so i just flashed back to 2.0.1 and it says:

    SW Update
    In Progress...

    its been this way for a couple mins, how long does this take?
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    flashing back to 2.0.1 takes a bit... if rsdlite finishes, and it's still saying "SW update..." then you can hit show device, but that's only happened to me once - i'd give it a bit and see if it reboots on its own
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    it finally rebooted, so i flashed back, then flashed SPRecovery, but i still cant install the update. same problem as before.. only this time when I go to reboot the phone, it just stays on the motorola M logo, wtf did I do!? how do I fix this? Please help, if you have good knowledge on how to fix my issue and root my phone, please perhaps give me your i.m. and we can do this step by step. i just wanna make sure i dont break my phone.
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    are you trying to root 2.1 or do 2.2/Froyo?
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    Moved to Rescue Squad for further assistance.
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    after you flashed 2.0.1, did you allow it time to download/install 2.1 over the air?
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    it rebooted to 2.0.1 then I went to turn it off and open it in recovery mode, then i believe i went into SPRecovery and tried again to load the update.zip but that still didnt work so i went to reboot and it just stayed on the M screen. Im currently flashing back to 2.0.1 to try again hopefully, it is in the middle of the SW update, anybody wanna guide me from here please?
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    Are you sure its called "update.zip"?

    Sometimes the .zip can be there already, but Windows doesn't show it -- so in theory if you name the file "update.zip" yourself, it really could be called "update.zip.zip".
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    trust me i named the file right for the 3rd time... i can only state that so many times.

    ok im back to 2.0.1 and it just asked to update. What do I do now to root my phone. Basically, I want to get to froyo
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    Not really sure, is the "update.zip" on the root of your SD card? In no folders at all?

    If you have SPRecovery installed, you should just be able to reboot in to recovery and install the update.
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    i think i know what i did wrong and what i need to do now. i will report back in 10.
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    let it update to 2.1, then try the update.zip method again
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    yeah thats what im trying now. i just flashed to 2.0.1 because after I flash ESRecovery on 2.0.1, my phone just stays on the M load up screen. but it just failed... trying again.
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    have you tried re-downloading the file?
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    Ok, you all seem like chickens running around with their heads cut off. :p

    First, since there is no ESRecovery for the droid..., flash the 2.0.1 sbf to your phone again. Once it reboots update your phone to 2.1. Once your done with that go to this link here and do box option 02 and box option 04. This will get you rooted running 2.1.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-faqs/39254-sbf-root-unroot.html

    Got to love christim's guide :D
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    figured esrecovery was a typo, and it sounded like he was using the correct method already, but wasn't letting it update to 2.1 first

    so, basically, that's what we told him to do... and since he wants to get to froyo, i don't think 02 and 04 will be much help ;)