how do I enable restore from backup?

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  1. star_treking

    star_treking %user_name%

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    Four years ago I made a backup of TiVo. Now that the hard drives are dieing MFStools wont acknowledge that the backup file is on C drive. I do
    mkdir /mnt/dos
    mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/dos

    when I type

    mfsrestore -s 127 -xzpi /mnt/dos/tivo.bak /dev/hdd /dev/hdc

    it says it can't find the file but when I boot to windows and look in C drive it is there?

    additional information if it helps

    1st PRI IDE windows
    1st SEC IDE empty
    2nd PRI IDE New seagate 120 (A)
    2nd SEC IDE New seagate 120 (B)

    MFSlive Flat out dies when I select 1 and on option 3 it spits out some weird criptic stuff and promptly dies.
     
  2. spike2k5

    spike2k5 New Member

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    My guess is it's missing drivers for your motherboard.
    What are you using?

    You can try WinMFS if you have a windows xp sp2 or later.
     
  3. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

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    Just a thought, can Linux see the file try ls /mnt/dos remember Linux is case sensitive TiVo.bak is different then tivo.bak
     
  4. star_treking

    star_treking %user_name%

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    When I type ls it displays everything in there that should be there except tivo.bak, I checked in windows and it is all lower case.

    Compaq. 2.8 Ghz intel
     
  5. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

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    If it does not show up with the directory command ls then mfsrestore won't be able to access it in Windows did you put tivo.bak in c:\ or c:\dos if in the c:\dos directory try ls /mnt/dos/dos/tivo.bak
     
  6. star_treking

    star_treking %user_name%

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    windows says c:\tivo.bak
     

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