When you made the backup you forgot the -f 9999 option. Only way to fix it is to get a backup that was made properly.
Um..the counsel for the defence (british spelling for you Robert) would argue that since my reply was longer than you, thus requiring more time to type, that I was in fact the first person to arrive.Originally posted by Robert S
What's really spooky is that that post had sat there for an hour before getting two posts within a minute.
My counsel will be arguing that as I got there first it is in fact YOU that's stalking me...
This is the command that I used also when I backed up my Series 2 standalone. I have transparent menus.Originally posted by t7112
mfsbackup -f 9999 -6so /mnt/dos/tivo.bak /dev/hdc
Sorry I didn't get back to you on the previous post. I haven't found a fix but I'll try your suggestion and post up if it works with a DirecTivo Series 2.Originally posted by lousy
Well, I found the solution for myself
I had to use the switch -f 4138 instead of -f 9999
here's the command I used
mfsbackup -f 4138 -6so /mnt/dos/tivo.bak /dev/hdc
I have a standalone Series 2 40 hour.
Luckly, when I bought the TiVo, I immediatly removed the orignal hard drive, made a backup, then installed a 120GB drive and left the orignal 40GB drive sitting out. I hadn't installed my orignal 40 back into the TiVo yet because I was waiting to buy a bracket from 9th Tee. Therefore, I still had the orignal drive with the orignal image on it.
so I simply did another backup with the correct switch, then restored that image to my 120GB drive, and now my upgraded TiVo Harddrive has the background images (Not Transparent menus). I did lose all my settings, and my recordings, but my tivo was really hard to watch while I was going thru the menus, so it was worth losing the recordings so that I could get my TiVo working properly. Plus, now I have a good image burned to a CD if I ever need it again.