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MFStools Boot CD - LBA48 Boot Disk for ALL TiVo Models

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by tivoupgrade, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. MontyL

    MontyL Newbie

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    Lou,

    I understand. To stay within the confines of the thread, then, do you know offhand which of the 4 kernels found in s2_kernels is the correct one for a directivo running 6.4a? Eliminating 3 wrong choices will aid my quest greatly.

    S2_kernels
    . 3_1.1.C
    . 3_1.5
    . 4_0.1A
    . 7_2.2_O

    BTW, I found my original backup image this morning, restored it to an old drive, dropped the kernel and the backported drivers into place, edited as needed, stuffed it in the DirecTiVo and booted it up... I'm telnet'd into it at this very moment. Proof of concept; the drivers, adapter and settings work, I just need to figure out the difference between 6.2 and 6.4a...

    Thanks for your time
     
  2. halfempty

    halfempty New Member

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    I have a DSR704 and a DSR708, both hacked and running 6.4a with Jamie's backport drivers on the 7.2.2 kill'd kernel from the DRVupgrade boot CD. Hope this helps.
     
  3. MontyL

    MontyL Newbie

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    7.2.2 it is, then. Thanks!
     
  4. djliquidice

    djliquidice New Member

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    May i suggest *not* using a windows-only self extracting executable but instead allowing a plain ol zip for users/customers who don't use windows?

    Anyone with modern OS's (Window XP+, OSX 10.4+ and modern linux distros) have inherent built in capability to extract regular zips.

    Thanks, :)
     
  5. djliquidice

    djliquidice New Member

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    Just an FYI for many folks using *ix systems,

    you can easily extract the iso from the Ext by the following command line:
    Code:
    macbook:Downloads jgarcia$ ls ptv*
    ptvlba48-4.04.exe	ptvlba48-4.04.iso
    
    macbook:Downloads jgarcia$ unzip ptv*
    Archive:  ptvlba48-4.04.exe
      inflating: ptvlba48-4.04.iso     
    
    macbook:Downloads jgarcia$ ls ptv*iso
    ptvlba48-4.04.iso
      
    
     
  6. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    Yeah, it probably would be a good idea to change the format of the file. I just checked and the date on that distro is November of 2006. Certainly a lot more Macs and Linux boxes around now...

    Here is an alternate link to a plan old zip version:


    LBA48 4.04 (ZIP)
     
  7. djliquidice

    djliquidice New Member

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    I'm very confused. Trying to do a 1 to 1 upgrade of my 160GB drive to a 400GB drive:

    Using the following command:
    Code:
    mfsbackup -Tao - /dev/hdc \ #(source drive) 
    | mfsrestore -r 4 -zxpi - /dev/hda #(destination, 400GB Drive).
    
    
    
    i'm getting:

    "Restore failed: backup target not large enough for entire backup itself."

    I don't get it. What am i doing wrong? I can see that the linux OS can recognize the entire 400GB.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    -Jay
     
  8. djliquidice

    djliquidice New Member

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    ok, is it that the 160GB drive is a drive that was once upgraded? can we not backup from previously upgraded drives?
     
  9. halfempty

    halfempty New Member

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    Yes and no. It depends on what version of mfstools you are using. WinMFS can do it, and I *THINK* the new 1.4 mfslive iso can do it, but the switches are different. Check over in their forum if no one here can easily remember, my foggy old brain isn't up to the task right now.
     
  10. djliquidice

    djliquidice New Member

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    Thanks dude, i just posted there. boye the wife is getting angry without a tivo. imagine - having to schedule our lives around tv for a few days. heh. ;)
     
  11. jangelj

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    TCF gets way more traffic, so thought I ask here, too.
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    OK, my S1 phillips (previously upgraded to 250GB) started locking up. I have another 250 GB drive, so I tried winmfs. it got stuck about half way through the copy process (I was trying to preserve my recordings). It seemed like it was trying to repeatedly read the same spot on the HD. So I thought I'd try to boot with mfslive and do a "backup -qTao - /dev/hdc | restore -s 128 -nzi - /dev/hdd" It is copying right now (12% and counting).

    My question is, with the newest version of mfslive (1.4) is the patch to rescue dying HDs part of the backup |restore command? Or is this something I need to run separately? (see - Patch to rescue TiVo drive with errors - patch submitted by terativo (http://mfslive.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=955))

    I know about dd_rescue and will try that next if my backup|restore does not work, but this patch sounds like it may do the trick.
    John
     
  12. RedWingsRULE!

    RedWingsRULE! 306hrSA 318hrHD

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    I have a TiVo HD with a 1TB InstantCake drive that is now failing. I have a new 1TB drive and want to copy everything to the new drive. What are my options?
     
  13. HomeUser

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    One option is
    dd_rescue You will need a boot CD like MFSLive that works with the SATA drives.
     
  14. RedWingsRULE!

    RedWingsRULE! 306hrSA 318hrHD

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    Thanks, but WinMFS was what I used and it was SOOOOOO simple. WinXP did stomp on the boot sector, but WinMFS repaired that and it copied 1TB in about 4 hours. GREAT product, no burning needed, just hook them up to a Windows PC and run the EXE.
     
  15. tivoupgrade

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    WinMFS is not part of the LBA48 Boot Disk; it's an entirely different software tool and requires a Windows-based PC for use.

    The LBA48 CD includes mfstools which can be used to accomplish the copy process. Please see the 1st post of this thread for links to guides on mfstools usage.

    Lou
     
  16. pes123

    pes123 New Member

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    tivoupgrade, you are absolutely right. WinMFS is NOT part of the LBA48 Boot Disk. it's an entirely different application.
     
  17. martinfick

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    I am trying to upgrade my series 1 Tivo from an already upgraded single 500G disk (which means I already have an LBA48 kernel and larger swap working) to a dual drive system (yes, all 500G full). I have the original drive "dd"ed to a backup (and tested backup) so no worries here.

    If I use the mftools2.0 with large disk support to perform:
    mfsadd -x -r 4 /dev/hdc /dev/hdd
    (hdc is drive with data, hdd is new drive), the mfsadd seems to work fine. mfsinfo indicates the correct amount of new space. But, when I insert the two drives back in the tivo it will not boot. No green screen, nothing... If I reinstall my backup, it boots fine. I tried this with two "new" drives, first a 500G one and then a 100G one, same results.

    I thought that perhaps my power supply could not handle the second drive? To test this theory, I plugged in both drives to the power supply, but only the restored original drive to the IDE cable and the system boots fine. I assume the current draw in this setup would be similar to running both drives. So, it appears I do not have a PS problem. Additionally, I plugged the upgraded non-working pair into another tivo and it cannot boot them either.

    So, my questions are: "any ideas what could be wrong, why I cannot upgrade again? (I have enough partitions left)" Also, has anyone upgraded a 500G series 1 tivo beyond 500G with a second drive? Should what I am doing even work?

    Thanks for any hints or new tests to try... I would really like to be able to add more space to this tivo,

    -Martin
     
  18. Nov 8, 2009 #538 of 572
    stingray

    stingray New Member

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    I no longer using a hard drive that was used for my Tivo. I bought an enclosure and i went to the seagate website and downloaded the diagonostic tools. But when I connect the HD to both my Mac and Pc, the Hd is not recognized.
    In my research, it appears that I need to get a linux boot Cd and then I can reformat my hard drive and put Os or windows in it.

    Can I use this Cd for that?
     
  19. smw6230

    smw6230 New Member

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    I can't seem to get the LBA48 CD to mount properly.

    I just upgraded a Series 1 (Philips) from 40gb in WinMFS to 320gb.

    The last task I need to accomplish now is to patch the new drive with a hacked LBA48 kernel. That is where my problem lies.

    The log scrolls by fast so I can't really study it but from what I've been able to pick out my CDROM is 'hdb' and my target drive is 'hde'.

    I've let the program run through and that doesn't seem to work. I've tried mounting it with the following command;

    mount /dev/hdb /cdrom

    and I get the following;

    mount /dev/hdb /cdrom
    mount:block device /dev/hdb is write-protected, mounting read-only
    mount: /dev/hdb already mounted or /cdrom busy
    mount: according to mtab, dev/hdb is mounted on /var/log/mount

    So from that it looks like the CDROM may be mounted.

    But when I enter copykern and attempt to modify/change the kernel for my tivo (Series 1 standalone) I get the following error.

    /cdrom/s1_Kernels/kernel-301/vmlinux-3.0.px.gz:
    no such file or directory
    tpip:unknown bootpage signature 0xff33
    kernel updated!

    I'm completely stumped on how to get copykern to mount. It looks easy but obviously I'm missing something.

    Also of possible note is the fact that I am operating off a computer with a single IDE channel. Therefore I have it configured as CDROM to primary IDE during boot, then after it boots, I pull the ide from the back of the CDROM and connect it to my drive.

    I've tried connecting everything up, CDROM as primary master, to the IDE channel, with the drive attached on the same ide cable jumped as slave and plugged into the appropriate slot.

    Can anyone help?
     
  20. Tobashadow

    Tobashadow Read over there --->

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    Umm yha you can't do that it can't mount the cd if the cd is not there anymore.

    Either you need to find a older computer with dual ide or need a adapter to get a second ide channel.

    Or hmm

    Does your computer support boot from usb?

    If so a thumb drive made bootable with the UNetbootin program using the iso feature might be what you need.

    http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
     

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