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MFS Tools 3.2

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by jkozee, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. Jan 4, 2017 #581 of 792
    jmbach

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    +1 on ggieseke post.

    Yes you can proceed with the copy.
     
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    All, I wanted to thank you for the detailed information and responses to my questions. I was able to do the copy overnight, put it back into the Tivo and connected to the service to refresh the guide. I have the correct reported hours available. Had a few issues in the process: 1) I ended up having to copy the ISO several times, before lowering the copy speed to get the ISO to load properly (kept getting buffer I/O error on sr0, which other posts noted a bad disc burn), and 2) the only extra thing I noticed in the instructions that dmark posted is that I couldn't do the 'disk -l' command at the prompt. I could get info on the old Tivo drive by using the 'mfstool info /dev/sdx' command, but if I did that to the new empty drive, I would get an error about no drive headers. After futzing with it some more, I tried the copy command (worried it wouldn't work since I couldn't see the new empty drive), and it just started copying. I guess I overthought the commands too much, but jmark did say you should confirm you know which drive was which. Thanks to all for your help and support!!!!
     
  3. cnewsgrp

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    Apologies if this question has been answered earlier. I will take time to read this whole thread later tonight however I would like to ask question in case someone knows answer on top of head

    I have Tivo Roamio with Verizon Cable Service. I want to upgrade by HDD (I have WD Red 3TB ready).
    I understand that easiest option for upgrade is to put drive in and Tivo will do the rest via guided setup, but my understanding is that by doing do I will lose Cable Card Pairing. I dread the call to Verizon to get that fixed. My primary goal is to avoid a call to Verizon to Re-pair my cable card (I don't care if I lose by current recordings or one pass).

    I am hoping I can use MFS Tools to clone 500 GB to 3 TB

    - Do I still need to do cable card pairing if I use MFS Tools to clone everything from my current 500GB drive to 3 TB drive?
    - After I clone I will see 3 TB of storage? Right?
     
  4. jmbach

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    No to the first. Your cableCARD pairing should be maintained

    Yes to the second.
     
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  5. Mikeguy

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    I think you just made cnewsgrp's day. ;)
     
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  6. cnewsgrp

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    I just put the 3TB drive in and did Tivo setup. Call to Verizon or re-pairing was not needed. Did not need to do MFS Clone at all. I believe pairing is stored in Motherboard for Roamio (link)
    Thanks all
     
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  7. cnewsgrp

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    Yup. I just put the 3TB drive in and did Tivo setup. Did not need to do MFS Clone at all. Call to Verizon or re-pairing was not needed. Pairing is stored in Motherboard (Link)
    Thanks all.
     
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  8. jmbach

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    I am not so sure about that. Check the cableCARD values in the diagnostic menu to see if it is appropriately paired.

    I am fairly certain the cableCARD pairing info is contained in the MFS partitions on the hard drive.

    With an unpaired card, I can get all channels except certain premium channels. I would make sure you check all your premium channels.
     
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  9. rbronco21

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    Successfully(?) copied a Roamio drive to a 2TB drive and now I am not getting guide data (s03 error). I tried the kickstart 57 to fix the error and ended up in a reboot loop with the green screen. The original drive still boots, and is only a couple weeks behind the new drive. Do I just need to redo the copy? I ran it using this command:
    mfstool copy -ai /dev/sda /dev/sdb
     
  10. jmbach

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    Would redo the copy. The command is correct. If you get the error again, you might have to clear program information.
     
  11. cnewsgrp

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    I am not subscribed to any premium channels. What should I look for in cable card pairing screen?
     
  12. jmbach

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    Click on the link in my post
     
  13. Ceodil

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    I am having a problem with a 1TB roamio drive upgrade using mfstools 3.2. The drive is a WD10EZRX 1TB and it seems to work fine, I used mfstool copy -ai /dev/sda /dev/sdb to copy shows from the old 500GB drive to the new 1TB and they showed up just fine with all the guide info there. I ran into a problem when trying to supersize the drive using mfstool supersize /dev/sdb I get this error, "Unable to locate /Config/DiskConfigurations/Active No changes were made." am I missing something simple, and is there a way I can get around this error and expand the drive? Thanks in advance for any help .
     
  14. jmbach

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    I don't believe I have ever supersized a Roamio drive. It is quite possible that TiVo changed that parameter in one of their updates and will not work anymore. This is something the developer jkozee will have to comment on.
     
  15. Ceodil

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    Thank you for the quick reply I thought I had done something wrong.
     
  16. cnewsgrp

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    Everything looks good for me except "Val" I have ? instead of V. I guess that if I subscribe to premium channels I will see issues.
     
  17. jmbach

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    Probably. The card is not is technically not paired. If they decide to change how they deliver your programming, you may run into problems in the future.
     
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    With Comcast in CT after 30 to 45 days with VAL ? the card shut down to just local stations
     
  19. cnewsgrp

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    Would a phone call to Verizon resolve this?
     
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