I recently upgraded my Humax DRT 400 and replaced the 40 GB drive with a 250 GB drive. All went well and the unit booted up with the new drive. I had copied all of the recordings from the old drive to the new one so I watched a few minutes of one of the recordings and it worked fine.
The next evening I noticed the front of the unit said "Welcome" on the display. I turned on the TV and the unit is stuck on the "sunrise" or "Welcome! Powering up..." screen. I rechecked all of the connections and everything is as it should be. I replaced the upgraded drive with the original and it booted correctly. I replaced the upgraded drive and it hung a the "sunrise" or "Welcome! Powering up..." screen again. I am not sure if it is relevant or not, but I noticed the "sunrise" or "Welcome! Powering up..." screen seemd to reset twice.
I decided to try the install again. This time I just skipped the backup part since I will have the original drive when I am done (and it still works).
I booted from the CD and entered this command at the prompt:
mfsbackup -Tao - /dev/hdb | mfsrestore -s 127 -r 4 -xzpi - /dev/hdd
My original Tivo drive is connected to the Primary Slave and my new drive is connected to the Secondary Slave.
It failed with the error:
Restore failed: Error restoreing MFS data.)
I tried several times and I get the same error. Does this mean my brand new hard drive is bad? Please let me know if there is something else I can try.