CD /DEV/HDC not working - simple question / problem and solution?

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  1. a_tivo_noob

    a_tivo_noob Member

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    Ok, i'm really struggling and google isn't helping me either :(

    Old PC dug out of the loft

    Booted MFSTOOLS cd (HDD)
    Tivo drive quoted as being HDC

    How on earth do I get access to the Tivo drive?!?!

    (Background - I'm trying to run a Turbonet driver install - fairly certain the drivers are already on the image that i've put on the HDC, but can't remember or google on how to access it - something like "mount /dev/hdc /mnt/c" followed by "cd /mnt/c" isn't working) "you must specify the filesystem type"

    The TurboNet drivers are on my MFSTools cd but when running "nic_install turbonet" I get "ERROR - NO TIVO DRIVE DETECTED", and when i run "nic_config_tivo turbonet" I get "CANNOT EXECUTE BINARY FILE" (though this is the file I will want to run on the TIVO hard drive


    ... this is doing me head in! :s - my linux is naff :(
     
  2. mutant_matt2

    mutant_matt2 New Member

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    As long as you have created the mount point first, it *should* work:

    mkdir /mnt/c

    (or perhaps, sudo mkdir /mnt/c)

    (though, the error in question isn't complaining about the mount point not being there...)

    Are you sure it's on /dev/hdc? It's been so long since I pulled the drive I can't remember what's what, but I think it tells you when you boot the ISO? If not, can you do an "fdisk -l" (that's a lower case L for List) (or sudo fdisk -l), to see what partitions are listed...

    Matt :)
     
  3. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Make sure you're using the right CD, download one from here: http://www.tivocentral.co.uk/downloads

    nic_config_tivo is a binary which only runs on a TiVo (via telnet), not on a PC...
     
  4. a_tivo_noob

    a_tivo_noob Member

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    cheers guys - i will double check the drive but 99.99999% sure it's a secondary master, and i did catch it saying what HDC and HDD were so again fairly comfortable they're correct

    the CD should be fine as it is one i've burnt before for doing a cachecard install with (or doing a backup of tivo... or for adding end pad! :D )
     
  5. a_tivo_noob

    a_tivo_noob Member

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    i will do the fdisk though - and double check i did the mkdir
     
  6. a_tivo_noob

    a_tivo_noob Member

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    ok, i after some playing, i can mount HDD and doing LS reveals its definitely the D drive (isolinux is on it etc etc)

    doing the same with HDC still gives me "mount: you must specify the filesystem type", and when i do cd /mnt/c, followed by 'ls' all it does is give me a new command line

    doing fdisk -l gives me the details of my win98 c drive,

    then quotes "disk /dev/hdc: 16 heads, 64 sectors"... etc etc

    followed by lin of:
    "disk /dev/hdc doesn't contain a valid partition table"

    if i put the disk in the tivo it still boots up tho
     
  7. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Ah, disconnect any other drives when using an mfstools disk.

    nic_install is probably stopping when it sees the win98 disk.
     
  8. a_tivo_noob

    a_tivo_noob Member

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    thanks for the suggestion - removed the primary drive and still getting errors so have done as you said here:

    I must say I do like this bootdisk! Linux looks so much more friendlier when it's uses colours! :D

    The instructions state:
    Have done the above, and i'm getting the following error:
    have you any ideas or suggestions? :)
     
  9. a_tivo_noob

    a_tivo_noob Member

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    doh - dropped the "%" and it's worked!!! :) how stupid do i feel now! :D
     
  10. a_tivo_noob

    a_tivo_noob Member

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    all sorted now, that worked and have set it up for the turbonet, given new ip address and its back in tivo - can telnet in so all hunky dory - thanks for your help and sorry for not downloading the cd from the link and saving myself a lot of hassle! :D
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    You've got a Series 1 TiVo, right?

    Despite the differences between the ones here in the States and the ones there, I'm pretty sure you've got a byte-swapped hard drive with an Apple Partition Map, and fdisk ain't gonna see it as anything other than empty unless it's previously been used in a PC and then been repurposed as a TiVo drive.

    You need to use pdisk to see TiVo partitions.
     
  12. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    You aren't trying to access the TiVo drive,you're trying to access one of the partitions on the TiVo drive, and first you have to make a mount point (directory) and then specify the file system used to format that particular partition when you go to mount it.
     

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