.bak file

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  1. Jan 7, 2006 #1 of 10
    spatel783

    spatel783 New Member

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    I downloaded an image and it is only 1 bak file. How would i burn this with nero?..
     
  2. Jan 7, 2006 #2 of 10
    ThreeSoFar

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    You don't. Google "hinsdale howto" and follow those instructions.

    Also, the upgrade forum is more suited to this topic.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2006 #3 of 10
    spatel783

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    Thanks for the quick response. But I want to burn the bak file because i dont want to access it off my pc's primary harddrive. i would like to disconnect the primary hdd when im doing the reinstall of the image (from a cd).
     
  4. Jan 7, 2006 #4 of 10
    ThreeSoFar

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    Ah, misunderstood the question.

    With nero or whatever CD burning software you have, just make a data CD containing that one file.

    You can add other files, too--maybe the hinsdale guide saved as a .txt file?
     
  5. Jan 7, 2006 #5 of 10
    spatel783

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    actually i dont think you understand what im trying to say now. LOL.

    What im trying to do is install the image i downloaded onto the hdd I intend to use in my tivo. Since my original tivo drive blew up (not literally lol) I cant put the tivo drive into my pc. So what I will do is, instead of hooking up the tivo drive and the drive i intend to put in my tivo, to the pc, I will connect the new drive and just use the bak file off a cd.

    I dont know If im saying this right! But I didnt know if there was a special way to burn the bak file so I could access it using mfstools.

    Thanks
     
  6. Jan 7, 2006 #6 of 10
    ThreeSoFar

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    I understood you, the second time anyway. What I said still holds. Just treat it as a regular file, burn it to CD.
     
  7. Jan 7, 2006 #7 of 10
    spatel783

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    thanks!
     
  8. Jan 7, 2006 #8 of 10
    ThreeSoFar

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    you just need to know how to mount the cd with the .bak file after the bootable mfstools CD boots and gives you the # prompt.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2006 #9 of 10
    spatel783

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    Any idea how to do that?
     
  10. ThreeSoFar

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    eject the boot cd, put in the one with the .bak file, then type:
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    mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/d
    If you get no error message, it likely worked and this should show the .bak file:
    Code:
    ls -alR /mnt/d
    The argument to -i on the restore command will be "/mnt/d/file.bak" .

    edit: changed "backup" to restore in previous line. Also, if the mount fails, be sure /mnt/d already exists and create it if it doesn't:
    Code:
    ls -al /mnt/d
    If that says it does not exist, then:
    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/d
    and repeat the above.
     

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