I am using MFSLive for the first time and am running into problems.
I can't mount partition 7. When I try I get the following
EXT4-fs: Update your userspace programs to mount using ext4
EXT4-fs: ext4dev bacwards compatibility will go away by 2.6.31
GFS2: gfs2 mount does not exist
mount: mounting /dev/hdd7 on /mnt failed: No such file or directory
I also can't dd copy. When I use the command:
dd if=/dev/hdc7 of=/dev/hdd7
dd: can't open '/dev/hdc7': No cuch device or address
However I can use pdisk for both hdc and hdd and get a partition listing.
I have a 500GB drive that is in a GSOD loop. I believe the swap partition is too small. I accidently made it 127 instead of 511.
I have a new 500GB drive that I want to copy the contents of the original drive to, but this has a 511MB swap space.
I created the new drive using the same original image as the old one but used a 511 swap size. This drive was tested in a Tivo to make sure it works.
I now want to copy each partition except the swap partition from the old drive to the new drive. I am aware that the extra MFS partition on the new drive will be smaller than the old one since the swap partition is larger. I am hoping there is nothing in the end of that partition so nothing will be lost.
I tried doing a mfstool backup | restore but it said the drive wasnt big enough. I am guess that is because I'm expanding the size of the swap partition and it is not shrinking the size of the extra MFS partition.
I also can not use WinMFS to do a copy because it keeps crashing on this computer and I do not have another desktop that I can try it in or USB enclosures to put the drives in.
So doing the partition copy seems to be my only option.
I have always used the MFSTools v2.0 boot cd with lba48 support. The problem with that is I can't use pdisk or mount the partitions unless I boot with vmlnodma. That will seriously slow down the copy of a 500GB drive. So I wanted to see if MFSLive could do it with DMA on. It was looking good until I couldn't mount or dd.
These are series 1 drive so when I booted MFSLive I used option 2 which specifically says is for being able to mount partitions 4, 7, and 9.
The old drive is hdc and the new one is hdd.
The only reason I need to mount /dev/hdd7 is to confirm that the copy was OK. There is a difference in the rc.sysinit files and mounting it after the copy is a good way to confirm the copy was ok. But of course I can't even dd at the moment.
I couldn't find anything out there about this problem specifically for the Tivo partitions.
What do I need to do to mount the Tivo partitions and dd copy everything?