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Old 12-28-2005, 05:17 AM   #1 (Print)
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Upgrade Problems...

Hi All,
I'm finally upgrading to my new 250gb hd from a 120gb and following the Steve Conrad guide.

I've formatted a FAT32 HD with Partition Magic on my pc to use for the backup image however when entering

mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/dos

i receive the "you must specify the filesystem type" error.

any idea what i'm doing wrong, as far as i can see all the drives are jumpered and placed in the correct places?

thanks in advance.

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Old 12-28-2005, 05:36 AM   #2 (Print)
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Did you isse the other command first? ie

mkdir /mnt/dos

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Old 12-28-2005, 05:58 AM   #3 (Print)
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Did you create a primary partition on your DOS disk? Or did you create an extended partition and then a partition within that?

hda1 relates to the first partition on primary master, the partition you are trying to mount may not be the first one e.g. hda2 etc....

Keep incrementing the number until you get a successful mount.


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Old 12-28-2005, 09:52 AM   #4 (Print)
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thanks guys.....

i actually got it sorted, apparently FAT32 wasn't the way to go

when i went with a normal FAT partition, everything went smoothly, but it's taken hours to reinstall tivoweb and all the modules......i thought the backup i did was supposed to keep all my hacks but i guess it didn't

oh well, all is good now and the new HD seems to make everything run faster so i think i was right in wondering if the previous one was on its last legs.....
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