Someone put me out of my mysery - quick MFS/Linux Q

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by fade2grey, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. fade2grey

    fade2grey New Member

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    Okay my brain's not working this morning & I'm feeling too lazy to do any real digging at the moment... here's the scenario:

    40GB hard disk connected as Primary IDE master.
    CDrom connected as Secondary master.
    I'm booting from the MFS2 but I've added a backup file called tivo.bak to the root.

    What I'm trying to do is restore this backup file to the hard disk to test the backup works etc.

    I thought the following would work:
    Code:
    MFSrestore -zpi /cdrom/tivo.bak /dev/hda
    but I get no such file or directory.

    Obviously I'm doing something daft but I'm really not a linux person, pointy click wintel is my thang.

    anyone fancy giving me a quick rundown on linux :D
     
  2. fade2grey

    fade2grey New Member

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    actually when I use:
    mfsrestore -zpi /cdrom/tivo.bak /dev/hda

    the error I get is now:
    Restore failed: first target drive too small.

    The drive reports as 40gb in the BIOS of the machine & I've used FDISK (in linux) to delete all the partitions
     
  3. fade2grey

    fade2grey New Member

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    okay I think the problem is due to the disks being different makes so there's a few kb different in the size. Does anyone know a work around for it?
     
  4. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Get an image smaller than your drive, or get a bigger drive.
     
  5. fade2grey

    fade2grey New Member

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    the original Image is from a 40GB tivo & the drive I'm using is a 40GB drive - now I know that there can be a discrepency in the bit/byte/Mb calcs used to get to the 40Gb depending on who makes it (ie what country) but is there no way to rejig some of the space? It seems odd that a backup image may not restore on a drive of the original size.
     
  6. stark

    stark Member

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    Drives from different manufacturers vary slightly in size (even if they are both 40G).

    You best bet would be to use a drive from the same manufacturer as the drive the image came from, or to upgrade to a 60G or larger drive.
     

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