Alternate boot partition question

Jack Pollack's picture

My Tivo boots from partition 4, I don’t have a partition 7, however it looks like I have a partition 9. The contents of this partition look much like what is in partition 4. Is this possible?

If this is truly my alternate boot partition, is there a way I can copy the entire partition from 4 to 9 since I have not been updating the backup partition as I went along (xcopy type of thing?). Is this a bad idea?