Originally Posted by chadfetter
I am now attempting to connect my new WD 1TB drive via USB in order to copy my new Image to the drive to replace my Dead Hard Drive in my Series 3.
I am using MFSLive as my Boot CD.
After connecting the USB for my new WD drive I get the following displayed:
Usb 2-1.1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
USB 2-1.1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
scsi4: scsi emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct Access ASMT 2105 0 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sdc
So, after mounting my thumb drive which has the new image I attempt to do the restore command with:
restore -s 128 -xzpi /dos/000001 /dev/sdc
Then I get the message:
Restore: Unable to open /dev/sdc for writing
Does the drive need to be formatted first? Why am I getting this? Any suggestions for me? Thanks in advance!
You don't need the
and should leave the
off and run
later after testing the restored image in the TiVo.
Often, the MFS Live cd will boot, and get to the prompt, and then add in USB connected stuff, and then you have to hit Enter to get back to the prompt.
Are you sure that
is the new hard drive and not the thumbdrive?
fdisk -l /dev/sdc
and see what you get
pdisk -l /dev/sdc
and see what you get
Try both of the above for a, b, and d, as well, just to see what you get.
hdparm -i /dev/sdc
to see what you get.
hdparm -I /dev/sdc
to see what you get
hdparm -N /dev/sdc
to see if a Host Protected Area snuck onto that drive somehow.
Not that there's anything wrong with using the MFS Live cd instead of WinMFS, but is there any particular reason you're not using WinMFS?
Do you have a bootable cd with the WD diagnostic software on it?
If not, you should.
You can get an .iso image from WD or you can download the Ultimate Boot cd .iso, both free, and burn whichever "as an image" (so that it's bootable) to a cd-r.
(the WD software, and lots and lots of other useful stuff is on the UBCD)
You want to run WD's long test on the drive before putting it into service.
Ordinarily it won't need erasing or formatting before letting either the command line MFS Tools (from the MFS Live cd or elsewhere) or WinMFS overwrite everything as part of the restore process.