View Full Version : installing SVR-2000 backup

06-17-2002, 11:37 PM
My Tivo decided to get stuck every once in a while so I decided to reinstall the TIVO software and start fresh.
I have a 30HR unit but added a 60 gb hd.
I downloaded the backup from abs.net, thank to the owner.
I have unzipped the winrar files to the big image file I assume, NOW
is that a image file? the file type is 5_NV File, I am not familiar with this.....

How do I install the image to the formatted hard drive?

Can I format the harddrive with a windows box?

Any help is appreciated, specially in a numbered stepped format :D .


06-22-2002, 11:25 AM
The image should be a mfstool backup and you shouldn't have to reformat the drive. See the How-To ===> http://www.newreleasesvideo.com/hinsdale-how-to/

06-30-2002, 01:39 AM
It turns out it kept freezing because the disk was full, I thought it would warn me when that happened or at least work and not freeze the whole system.

Thanks for the link it is good reference

11-27-2002, 12:10 AM
it turns out that that was not it, it still get stuck. How do I install a TIVO backup with a 5_NV extension?

The how-to does not say anything about a 5_NV extension.


11-27-2002, 02:50 AM
I use Tivo.5_Nv instead of Tivo.bak and it seems to work, it does not give me any errors with that. but when I do the
"mfsrestrore -zpi /mnt/dos/tivo.bak /dev/hdc"
command i get "Restore failed: First target drive to small."

I have a bad TIVO A drive as the Secondary Master, and the windows 98 drive with the Tivo image as the Primary Master.

The TIVO drive in the secondary drive is a drive with the TIVO program installed but it locks up at startup, do I need to reformat the drive?
Is that why I get the error?

I need help, I've been without the TIVO for almost 3 months now!!!