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Old 03-07-2005, 08:41 PM   #1
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TiVo Mounting Problem ??


Was hoping maybe one of you Linux Pro's could help me with my TiVo Upgrade Mounting problem ??


Iv'e just upgraded my TiVo to a Maxtor 120 and everything is running fine...but when I took the drive back out to finish loading the other ultilities....I had to create partions 4, 7 & 9.....this work fine.....but when I tried to mount the partions with this string...this is the error im getting:

mount /dev/hdc4 /mnt4

Then it came back with:

Mount: You must specify the filesystem type

Thanks for any help !!
 
Old 03-07-2005, 09:48 PM   #2
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you need to specify the filesystem. the typical format for a mount command is, mount -t fsType device-name mount-point

i am not sure what filesystem tivo uses, but lets say it's ext3, the command would be
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mount -t ext3 /dev/hdc4 /mnt4

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Old 03-07-2005, 11:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help...but I guess im going to have to find out what ( Filesystem ) TiVo uses because the command line you gave me still gives me the same error ??

Can you tell me how I can find out what Filesystem they use ??

Thanks again for your help !!
 
Old 03-08-2005, 12:32 AM   #4
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i'm not a tivo expert but what I could determine from a little googleing, tivo uses a custom filesystem called 'mfs'. Try...
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mount -t mfs /dev/hdc4 /mnt4
but then again, tivo might also be using a custom 'mount' application. So I could be totaly wrong. Anyways, heres a tivo hacking page I found. Maybe it will be useful to you.

http://tivo.samba.org/index.cgi?req=all
 
Old 03-08-2005, 12:44 AM   #5
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Thanks for your help man !! I will give this a try in the morning.
 
  


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