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  1. #1
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    Question MFSTools Question

    Hey Everyone!

    Can't find the answer to this one so I thought I'd ask here. I'm trying for the first time to make a backup of my DTivo HD. I've read all the instructions that came with MFSTools and thought I was ready. Got the A drive in the PC as directed. Linux sees the full size of the drive, so it's not locked. On to the next step. I type:

    mkdir /mnt/dos

    No prob so far. I type the next line:

    mount /dev/hda /mnt/dos

    I get "mount: you must first specify the filesystem type"

    What gives with this? anyone seen this? anyone have a solution?

    Thanks in advance
    Spiff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman_Spiff
    Hey Everyone!

    Can't find the answer to this one so I thought I'd ask here. I'm trying for the first time to make a backup of my DTivo HD. I've read all the instructions that came with MFSTools and thought I was ready. Got the A drive in the PC as directed. Linux sees the full size of the drive, so it's not locked. On to the next step. I type:

    mkdir /mnt/dos

    No prob so far. I type the next line:

    mount /dev/hda /mnt/dos

    I get "mount: you must first specify the filesystem type"

    What gives with this? anyone seen this? anyone have a solution?

    Thanks in advance
    Spiff
    Try using /dev/hda1 /mnt/dos

    If your DOS drive has more than one partition, you might have to change that to a 2 or 3, depending on where the FAT or FAT32 partition is.
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    Thanks, I'll give it a try and let you know


    Quote Originally Posted by BubbleLamp
    Try using /dev/hda1 /mnt/dos

    If your DOS drive has more than one partition, you might have to change that to a 2 or 3, depending on where the FAT or FAT32 partition is.
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    Yup, that was it! Backing up as we speak!

    Thanks a bunch
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