Originally Posted by djsting
I have a Series 3 (the one with the OLED display) and the drive is going out so I bought a new one. Put both the old and new drives in the PC an booted up my MFSLive 1.4 CD. I then either the following command:
backup -qTao -/dev/sda | restore -s 128 -zpi -/dev/sdb
then all I get is the listing of options for both the backup and restore commands.
I've used MFSLive1.4 with success before.
Both drives are mounted, the old TiVo drive as sda and the new blank drive as sdb (I watched them mount and can do an ls command on sda with success).
The drives are of the same brand and size so it's a simple copy, no expanding or anything like that.
That PC doesn't have a GigaByte brand motherboard, does it?
If so, we may have a problem that'll need working around.
Otherwise boot with that same cd and
dd_rescue /dev/sda /dev/sdb
should "Xerox" the old drive (sda) to the new one (sdb)
to be sure you have the drives hooked up correctly.
I'm assuming your optical drive is sdc or sdd, otherwise
will choke on it before it gets to both hard drives.