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TCB
01-07-2005, 10:35 PM
When you restore an image, im using mfstools. When i type "mfsrestore -s 127 -xzpi /path-to-the-file-goes-here /hdc" Could some one give me an exmple of how to write a the path of the file? I got the image on my fat32 Hard drive and i booted up from mfstools but im stuck here. Please help. I know dos but i know its linux i thougt i would type path-to-the-file-goes-here= c:hdvr2-3.1.1b.mfs.

captain_video
01-07-2005, 10:44 PM
You need to mount the partition that the C drive resides on before you can enter a path name. Look (i.e., google search) for Hinsdale's How To and read it thoroughly. It will explain everything you need to know about using MFS Tools 2.0.

TCB
01-07-2005, 10:46 PM
Thanks Captain Video. Spydertech started me off on my first dtivo experience. Thanks.

snowman
01-07-2005, 11:12 PM
I know dos but i know its linux i thougt i would type path-to-the-file-goes-here= c:hdvr2-3.1.1b.mfs.

Okay, listen closely, because the jump from dos to linux is hard... if you'd normally type a \, type a / instead. Voila, you're now a linux filesystem guru :)

Of course, you have to mount the drive first.

mkdir /cdrive
mount /dev/hdc1 /cdrive
path to file in your case on this would be /cdrive/hdvr2-3.1.1b.mfs. There are no drive letters. hd c 1 = hard drive c is secondary master (a is primary master, etc), 1 is the first partition on that drive.

TCB
01-07-2005, 11:38 PM
Snowman thank you for this info it really helped me a lot. I will do everything to figure this out.

TCB
01-08-2005, 12:28 AM
Another question on the fat32 primary slave does it have to have an os like windows 98 i know you cant boot youre tivo drive with xp/2000. Basically does the fat32 hd has to be fat32 with no os in the hard drive? Sorry for being such a noob.

JohnSorTivo
01-08-2005, 12:44 AM
Another question on the fat32 primary slave does it have to have an os like windows 98 i know you cant boot youre tivo drive with xp/2000. Basically does the fat32 hd has to be fat32 with no os in the hard drive? Sorry for being such a noob.Doesn't matter if there is an OS on it or not. Linux cannot write to XP/2000 drives formatted using NTFS, but can write (obviously) to Linux native formats (ext2/3), as well as Windows FAT32.

TCB
01-08-2005, 01:03 AM
Thanks for the help Jhon. Ill figure this out eventually i dont care if it takes all night. :rolleyes:

TCB
01-08-2005, 04:20 PM
Thank you Jhon, Snowman, and Captain Video. I figured everything out and it worked perfect. Like i said first ever messing around with my tivo and i got it to work. Thanks again. :D