Originally Posted by buldog13
Thanks for your prompt response. I just ran the fdisk -l command for the old tivo drive only and got to this result: Disk /dev/sda together with size etc of the drive and another message Disk /dev/sda doesn't contain a valid partion table. Should I has described the disks as "sda" and "sda". Is the "doesn't contain a valid partion table message" significant? I ran pdisk -l and it does show an Apple partion map.
cannot read Apple Partition Maps.
If you had your Windows drive hooked up it would have taken note of the IBM/DOS style MBR and partition table and reported something about that.
The reason to run it is to see which /dev/whatever is assigned to which drive, and to make sure it doesn't report any problems other than not finding what it considers a valid partition table.
would have reported some sort of error for your Windows drive, had it been connected, because it would only have been looking for Apple Partition Maps)
However, I may see the problem.
Despite being connected via IDE, your drives seem to be reporting as /dev/s
dX instead of /dev/h
SATA and SCSI drives are usually detected by Linux as s and IDE as h
(sd for SCSI drive and hd for hard drive--this predates SATA--USB sticks are usually sd something as well--apparently anything that ain't IDE is considered SCSI, except floppy drives, which are fdX)
MFS Live, having a few years on the original underlying MFS Tools code, is looking for an IDE (hdX) drive.
Why your system is reporting IDE drives as non-IDE I don't know.
WinMFS should be able to do what you need if that's the only problem.
But is that the only problem?
find the 160GB drive at all?
I guess it would have called it /dev/sdb
If not, you need to reboot and go directly into your PC's setup screens/BIOS/CMOS and see if the drive is even being detected.
Are you using one of those 80 conductor (40 pin) IDE cables with the blue, gray, and black plug that are designed to choose Master and Slave via Cable Select?
If so, do you have both drives jumpered for CS?
If using the older design 40 conductor (40 pin) cable, do you have one drive jumpered to Master and the other jumpered to Slave?
Or (a very small possibility) do you have a 40 conductor cable with a small hole punched in one of the lines, which is the original way they made Cable Select Cables, by disconnecting (I think it's pin 28) from one of the plugs by severing the wire on that line via that hole punch.
Try swapping which data cable plug goes to which drive and see if the BIOS can see both.
Also, make sure you have the 4 wire power plugs connected to both drives, something I recently overlooked myself while swapping parts around.
Anyway, once you get both drives recognized by the PC, WinMFS should be able to let you select the 80GB drive, and then click mfscopy to copy everything to another drive, and should only offer the 160 as a choice for that other drive.
After selecting the 80GB, click on mfsinfo and make sure it doesn't report any problems.
Then proceed to mfscopy.
It'll take a long time, and for a while it'll look like it's frozen, but it'll copy over all your shows and settings eventually.
When it finishes, it'll say there's extra room on the new drive and ask if you want to expand.
Go ahead and get in the habit of saying no to avoid a bug that strikes when working with larger drives, then you won't make the mistake later.
Then after saying no, select the new drive and click mfsinfo and make sure it looks okay. This time the partition map should show an Apple Free partition (of around 80GBs) on the end, reflecting the extra space.
Then close that and click on mfsadd to expand into that space.
You do not have to make a back up truncated image and restore from that image to go to a different same size or larger drive.
Although a truncated backup image (which won't have your shows but will have all of your settings, like what zip code and cable co. and season passes and thumb ratings) is not a bad thing to have.
Remember, MFS Live cannot use a .tbk backup made by WinMFS and WinMFS cannot use a .bak backup made by MFS Live.
Make one of each for maximum future proofing and security.