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08-24-2003, 10:35 PM
I have a DSR 6000 Extremed to 2.5.2. I configured my computer with the tivo drive in hdc and the cdrom as hda. I want to transfer the new 299 boot file to the tivo drive. Can I put the file on a floppy and transfer it to the tivo drive. Can I copy the file onto floppy in a windows based system and use it in the tivo? I have been reading but I am not experienced enough to figure this out. Can someone point in the right direction?

08-24-2003, 11:10 PM
yes, as long as the file is small enough to fit on a floppy you can drop it on there from a windows box and then mount it while using the tivo boot cd. of course, it would be smarter to just use serial over bash or ethernet, but if you have neither, then it is an alternative.

08-24-2003, 11:25 PM
I hope I'm not asking to be hand fed but do I mount the flopply and then transfer the file to the tivo drive or mount the tivo then transfer from the floppy. I have read and found where to put the file just not how to put it there.

08-25-2003, 12:36 AM
I've never done it on a tivo, but this might work:

mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

08-25-2003, 12:55 AM
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

That will I believe mounts the floppy but I still need to transfer the file.

08-27-2003, 02:27 AM
Boot with the boot CD/disk.

Then mount the harddrive: mount /dev/hdc4 /mnt

Next create a directory on the harddrive to be the mountpoint (mkdir floppy).

Then mount the floppy: mount /dev/fd0 /floppy

Type mount and you can see the two mountpoints now.

Next type copy /floppy/boot299.btl /mnt/etccombo/boot299.btl

Good luck!

08-27-2003, 04:02 AM

Thanks very much for taking the time and understanding.