Just an Inquiry here...I've been searching the thread and need some clarity on steps
I have a Series 3 that shipped with the stock 250GB HD. I removed it at 2 months (12/2007) and used winmfs (via windows) to copy it to a 1TB and expand it.
That 1TB is now failing. (It may be due to years with the bad capacitors that I have since replaced).
I bought a WD20EURS on amazon for $74 and tried to use Winmfs (in windows) to copy the 1TB to the new 2TB. I monitored the I/O as it wrote to the drive and after about 4 hours it would get stuck in the same spot. I tried 3x and it kept getting stuck.
I made an Ubuntu Rescue Remix 12.04 boot disk. (I am a robot that can copy and execute commands but I don't always know what they do
1. first I typed: Sudo Bash
2. then I typed: sudo lshw -C disk -short
-this showed me which drive was the 1TB and which the 2Tb
3. Now and I am using ddrescue to now copy the 1TB to the 2TB. I (command was: ddrescue -f -n /dev/sdb /dev/sdc tivo-rescue.log)
This seems to be working so far. Data is transferring and I am over 900,000 MB with 0 errors still.
Once this finishes it's my belief that (in case there are any unseen errors) I should
1. Place the 2TB drive in the tivo, power up and hold pause and run Kickstart 57 to force a repair of any disk errors
2. Then once that is confirmed to work remove the drive and run Winmfs in windows and use MFSadd to expand the drive (as I now believe that with 11.x.x the series 3 can handle the 2TB drive)
3. Now the drive returns to the Tivo for maximum awesomeness?
IS there anything wrong here? Or is this an acceptable way to do this? I didn't see the ddrescue option in the windows version of WINmfs and since I already had the Ubuntu Rescue Remix 12.04 disk burned I went with that.
Thanks all for any input!