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  1. #16
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    You're having trouble because you don't understand what you're doing.

    Your TiVo drive's root partition looks like its missing necessary files and directories.

    Here's what's in my TiVo's root partition has in it:

    Code:
    bash-2.02# ls /
    bin         etccombo    lib         platform    tvbin
    dev         hacks       lost+found  proc        tvlib
    dist        initrd      mnt         sbin        var
    etc         install     opt         tmp
    I see three main approaches for recovery at this time.

    one: flip back to the inactive set

    use bootpage -f to swap the primary (active) and alternate (inactive) boot partition and bootpage -P to change the root partition.

    This will only work if the inactive set isn't damaged as well.

    two: restore from backup

    Use dd to copy the backup drive onto the current drive. You do have a backup, right?

    three: restore from inactive partition (if the inactive set is still good)

    Use cpio in pass-through mode to copy the inactive root partition to the active root partition, or use tar piped into tar, dd would probably work as well.

    After one of the above three, do the upgrade properly. You should strongly consider setting upgradesoftware=false (using bootpage) and do a manual upgrade.
    Last edited by Kayle; 10-02-2016 at 02:25 AM.

  2. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayle View Post
    You're having trouble because you don't understand what you're doing.

    Your TiVo drive's root partition looks like its missing necessary files and directories.

    Here's what's in my TiVo's root partition has in it:

    Code:
    bash-2.02# ls /
    bin         etccombo    lib         platform    tvbin
    dev         hacks       lost+found  proc        tvlib
    dist        initrd      mnt         sbin        var
    etc         install     opt         tmp
    I see three main approaches for recovery at this time.

    one: flip back to the inactive set

    use bootpage -f to swap the primary (active) and alternate (inactive) boot partition and bootpage -P to change the root partition.

    This will only work if the inactive set isn't damaged as well.

    two: restore from backup

    Use dd to copy the backup drive onto the current drive. You do have a backup, right?

    three: restore from inactive partition (if the inactive set is still good)

    Use cpio in pass-through mode to copy the inactive root partition to the active root partition, or use tar piped into tar, dd would probably work as well.

    After one of the above three, do the upgrade properly. You should strongly consider setting upgradesoftware=false (using bootpage) and do a manual upgrade.
    Yes, i do not understand what i am doing . This is why i need detailed (step by step) instructions instead of general replies meant for ppl that know what they are doing.

    I have no clue how to use whatever you just told me.

    It is useless in terms of helping me to fix my tivos

    A) i do not have a backup of the hard disk

    B) for point one and three, as i said, what u told me is too generic and it is a guidance for disaster if i touch anything else on my tivos without step by step instructions

    I do not even know which is the tivo root partition when there are 10 partitions on this tivos hard disks

    What you told is of not help whatsoever for me, based on my level of understanding everything related to tivo and linux.
    Last edited by marcolisi; 10-02-2016 at 04:10 PM.

  3. #18
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    @lrhorer , can you please help me?

  4. #19
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    If you have a 652 and need a backup image, pm me.

    bb

  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by buccobruce View Post
    If you have a 652 and need a backup image, pm me.

    bb
    Thank you!

    It seems that I was able to fix 1 Hard disk by using winmfs and the fixbootpage option 2

    For the other hard disk instead I found a backup image for the 652 and I used it using winmfs.

    It seems I was able to make work again both hard disks.

    Now I will start the hacking again in the hope that this time I do not screw up!

    Thank you so much for your offer!

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