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Old 04-14-2004, 05:59 PM   #1
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How do I mount my Hard drive from a Boot CD?


Way Linux Noob here...
In trying to hack my Tivo I need to view/delete/move some files on my Tivo hard drive (Tivo runs Linux). I am booting to a Linux Shell CD and when I try linux commands all I get is info on the CD and not the Tivo hard drive. The Tivo hard drive is /hdc (secondary master) per the linux boot.
Must I mount the Tivo hard drive to view it? If so what is the command, as I have tried the mount command with several switches to no avail. Ideally I need to get to the Tivo hard drive root correct?

Any help would be much appreciated...

-Fredzep
 
Old 04-14-2004, 06:10 PM   #2
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mkdir /tmp/tivo
mount -t auto /dev/hdc1 /tmp/tivo



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Old 04-14-2004, 06:12 PM   #3
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Something like this should work
mkdir /mnt/linux
mount /dev/hdc1 /mnt/linux
Note that /dev/hdc1 is example partition name - there might be more. You can check the list of partitions using
fdisk -l /dev/hdc
 
Old 04-14-2004, 10:45 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tinkster
mkdir /tmp/tivo
mount -t auto /dev/hdc1 /tmp/tivo
The dir was made OK but the mount command yielded:
Mount: You must specify a filesystem type


Quote:
Originally posted by Mara
Something like this should work
mkdir /mnt/linux
mount /dev/hdc1 /mnt/linux
Note that /dev/hdc1 is example partition name - there might be more. You can check the list of partitions using
fdisk -l /dev/hdc
Once again the dir was made, but I got the following two lines:

/dev/hdc1: Success
Mount: You must specify a filesystem type

When I fdisked I got:
Disk /dev/hdc doesn't contain as valid partician table

I ran a pwd, ls, dir commands and still was on the CD

When I run a Pdisk -l dev/hdc I see 13 partitians on the Tivo hard drive with the various partition names... I try all kinds of mount commands to get to one, but no dice.
Perhaps the Tivo drive (it is a dd'ed clone of the original) has an error and I need to re-dd it?

Thanks again for all your help to this linux noob!!!!!!!!!!!

-Fredzep
 
Old 04-14-2004, 11:06 PM   #5
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Well, you COULD try to set the actual filesystem
used explicitly ...

like in
mount -t reiserfs /dev/hdc1 /tmp/tivo

I also have NO clue which partition on that
hdc is your root ... just fiddle with it ;)


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Try with: 'reiserfs', 'ext2', 'ext3'.
 
  


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