My attempt at Manic Moose appeared to go smoothly enough during the installation, but I couldn't do anything with it. I really liked the new design, but all I could do was play files without any other visual feedback than the time display. Even the front of the player gave no indication that a file was playing. I couldn't do anything else. I could open screens, but there was no response with anything on them.
Oh well, the return path to Loony Loon was smoothly paved. Thanks for the clear and simple procedure. The latest release of the old firmware is an improvement over what I had.
Should I have another go at the Manic Moose beta, or should I just wait for the official release? For the upgrade, I detached the USB hard drive (the player would have to rebuild the file list anyway) and attached a freshly formatted 4GB thumb drive for the scratch space. Except for the fact that the shutdowns would not complete without intervention, the upgrade process couldn't have been smoother - or, so it appeared.