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Thread: mfstools not working to backup Dtivo

  1. #1
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    mfstools not working to backup Dtivo

    I have a two drive (factory 30+15) DSR6000R that I sucessfully used the 25xtreme to create a working hacked 2.5 image. I can boot, watch, TV, etc. works like a charm.

    But when I try to use the mfstools to backup the image I get:

    second mfs drive: no such file or directory
    second mfs drive2: " "
    second mfs drive: " "
    second mfs drive3: " "

    mfs_load_volume_header: total sectors mismatched. 57698304 vs. 87034880

    and some other stuff about trying to read a bitmap....

    dmesg says 57698304 is the correct value. The tivo A drive is at hdc, and the B drive is at hdd. I sucessfully mounted hdc4 and hacked a little with the scripts. So I know the image is good. Plus it does boot good on the philips.

    The command line I used was:

    msfstools -6so backup /mnt/dos /dev/hdc

    /mnt/dos was mounted and I was able to see the one dos file I placed there in windows. It's a 2GB FAT16 partition.

    What am I doing wrong? I've done this before and it worked (with a different single 40GB drive image).

  2. #2
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    In the /mnt/dos parameter, you need to specify a file.

    Ex: /mnt/dos/tivo.bin

  3. #3
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    Whoops..I did do that /mnt/dos/tivo.bak I just forgot to type that in the post.

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    According to Hinsdale's How-to

    The command you type is:

    mfstool backup -6so /mnt/dos/tivo.bak /dev/hdx

    hdx being the device you want to backup.

    Here is the link, it is very good

    http://www.newreleasesvideo.com/hinsdale-how-to/

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    THat's what I did.......................still no go.

  6. #6
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    If it's a two-drive system you want to backup, even if you want to "divorce" it in the process, you still must have both drives connected. Connect the Tivo's Master drive to hdc, Tivo's Slave drive to hdd, and the cmd becomes:

    mfstool backup -6so /mnt/dos/myfile.mfs /dev/hdc /dev/hdd

    -Surgeon-

  7. #7
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    ah ok! Didn't catch that in the readme. I'll try that. Doing it that way would explain the sector count difference that I was seeing. Thanks!

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