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

Also, the upgrade forum is more suited to this topic.
 

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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).
 

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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?
 

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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
 

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spatel783 said:
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
I understood you, the second time anyway. What I said still holds. Just treat it as a regular file, burn it to CD.
 

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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.
 

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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:
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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:
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ls -al /mnt/d
If that says it does not exist, then:
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mkdir /mnt/d
and repeat the above.
 
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