I have a Philips Series 1 HDR 112 upgraded with network card and a 160GB drive. The last time I had to open the box was 5 years ago when I put in the 160GB hard drive. I previously had upgraded to a 40GB hard drive back in 2001. I would get a new unit and move on with my life except for one thing. I have a lifetime subscription. The picture and audio of the Live TV buffer have been freezing up very recently. I reboot Tivo and it locks up within an hour. That's a sure sign to me that the hard drive is failing. After I first noticed it, I tried to use TyTool to get all my shows off of it, but I couldn't connect. So I tried to connect to TivoWebPlus. Also failed. I telnetted into the machine and found that /var/hack was missing. I presume Tivo had rebooted itself and did some kind of emergency software repair or something. I pulled the hard drive and plugged it into my PC, just as I vaguely remembered how to do from years and years ago. I followed the Steve Jenkins Newbie guide (xxxx://tivo.stevejenkins.com/network_cd.html), and I pulled out my old CD with the Linux install and MFS Tools and booted. Following his instructions (because honestly I can't remember this stuff from memory from 5 years ago), I tried to mount partitions 4, 7 and 9. mkdir /mnt4 [ENTER] mkdir /mnt7 [ENTER] mkdir /mnt9 [ENTER] That went fine. The directories were created. Then I did: mount /dev/hdc4 /mnt4 [ENTER] mount /dev/hdc7 /mnt7 [ENTER] mount /dev/hdc9 /mnt9 [ENTER] After every mount command, when I hit enter, this was the result: /dev/hdc4: Success mount: you must specify the filesystem type /dev/hdc7: Success mount: you must specify the filesystem type /dev/hdc9: Success mount: you must specify the filesystem type Following along in the guide, Steve mentions this as a possible error, but says that it will only happen with either partition 4 or partition 7, but not all three. attempting the next step, typing the df command yields this result: Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /def/ram0 15863 9795 6068 62% / No mention of my CDROM drive and no mention of any of the mounting points I was trying to create. I did the shift-pgup thing and found some relevant data on my hard drive, if that helps in diagnosing what I'm doing wrong. hdc: WDC WD1600AAJB-00WRA0, ATA DISK drive ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14 ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15 hdc: 268435455 sectors (137439 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=266305/16/63 Partition check: hdc: Any help? I'd like to put TivoFTP back in place on my old hard drive so I can retrieve several weeks worth of TV shows off the drive using TyTool before I lay the old drive to rest and try to put my 5-year old Backup Image (which I have on a CD) onto the new drive (which should be arriving by Thursday or Friday).