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I am trying to run a file called MFSTOOL from mfstools.sourceforge.net It its a program for backing up tivo images when i drop into a shell account and go to ...
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    unable to run executable file debian


    I am trying to run a file called MFSTOOL from mfstools.sourceforge.net

    It its a program for backing up tivo images

    when i drop into a shell account and go to the dir of the program then type
    mfstool
    I get
    -bash: mfstool: command not found

    now if I run it by typing
    ./mfstool

    it will give me a list of options and switches for the program, but if i try to use the options and switches with ./mfstools it will just give me the switches and options again IE

    Typed as
    ./mfstool backup -6 -o /tivofiles/images/sddvr40/3510/tivo.bak /dev/hdc/



    I know the program works as I can boot with a live cd mount my /dev/hda1 and store files to the images dir, i think i am missing something in a config file to let this program run.

    Pre Thanks for any input given!

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Doesn't mfstools.sourceforge.net provide any ReadMe file or instructions manual for using that program?

    I am a bit busy right now. I will check its homepage later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Hi and Welcome !

    Doesn't mfstools.sourceforge.net provide any ReadMe file or instructions manual for using that program?

    I am a bit busy right now. I will check its homepage later.
    Yes they do.. but it is for booting from a live cd...


    What i am trying to do is put all the files needed for upgrading the tivo onto my linux box so that i dont have to deal with the cds.

    I have two removable hard drive bays in the computer, so when i need to work on my tivo drive i can just shut down the machine pop the drive in the bay boot up into debian and go to town, i can launch x windows and work on drive from the command line if i need a file i can just fetch it from the net with out having the trouble of burning a new cd.

    No one in the Tivo World seams to understand this idea, i mean i have a computer that i can use just for this project and at the same time learn something about linux..

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