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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by jmbach, Apr 9, 2017.
Run the next step and tell me what ot states.
Here is what I get when I ran Steps 7 and 8:
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In short, you will need to edit the APM on the drive back to 14 partitions, allow the TiVo to divorce the added partitions, and the try again but this time add the -m 2000 switch to the mfsadd command.
I take that back. Use the switch -M 8000.
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What is the command to edit the APM back to 14?
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Yep, finally figured it out... We're conversing along
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Thanks to @jmbach , I ran the right step to fix the issue and here is a summary:
As noted previously, I had a 10TB WD Red drive which I wanted to expand from the stock 2TB Tivo Premiere XL drive. Learnt later that the XL would only support a max 8TB and given the small price difference, rather than exchange it, I figured that I'd just use the drive as an 8TB drive.
As I discovered later, following the steps in post #1 with a larger than expected drive will run into issues at Step 7 as that will create a partition larger than what apmfix can manage to coalesce.
Tried a couple things with jmbach's help via partition edit, but ran into a boot loop that KS 58 couldn't resolve when the Tivo tried to divorce the extra-large partition.
I restarted the copy process again from the source disk, (taking advantage of holiday travel to be far away from the impatience of hours of waiting) and ran through the steps again from the top.
The step that fixed it was modifying Step 7 to use the command mfsadd -xM 8000 /dev/sdY to limit the size for mfsadd to 8TB.
Completed the steps successfully after that, and the drive has been running fine in the Tivo all day today showing a total of 1378 HD hours ( and over a year of SD hours ).
Will continue testing the new larger drive over the next few days.
Hey guys. I have a XL4 with a 4TB hard drive I want to upgrade to 8TB. I used MFSTools 3.2 to upgrade the 4TB from a previous 2TB upgrade I had done (from the original drive way back when). It's been a couple of years since I've used MFSTools.
Could someone kindly let me know if I need to start at step 1 of the original post or somewhere else.
Your step one would be to clone thev4TB to the 8TB drive via any method you choose.
Before you do that, run the 8TB through a complete diagnostic read and write. This will make sure all the flaky sectors are remapped.
And then proceed with all the other above steps or start at step 5? Or is that all I need to do?
Then proceed with all the other steps starting at step 2. Only your step one has changed.
Is it ok to use a windows based program for the cloning? I thought for some reason Tivo drives couldn't be in a windows environment or something bad would happen to them. Is that an old thing?
Sorry, been awhile since I've done this.
As long as it clones it is fine. I use HDD raw drive copy in windows. Just don't let windows initialize the drive.
Ok. Checked the drive and then used HDD raw to clone the 4TB drive to the 8TB one (Both WD Red). Did step 2, no issues. Did step 3 and got this error about the partition size. Not sure what to do from here.
Looks like then you will have to have to start with step one as written as your original image is slightly less than 4TB in size causing the second step to create a partition too large.
After we do step #2, we put the HD on the tivo to error out or we don't have to.
There is an if statement there. is it optional before we proceed to step #3 ?.
If you put it in the TiVo after step 2 the TiVo will error out. We do not want it to error out. Which is why the next step needs to be performed prior to putting the drive in the TiVo.
I really appreciate the time an effort you guys have put into this upgrade tool and am looking forward to more storage capacity.
I'm upgrading a 2TB drive in my Premiere TCD758250 to 8TB. I can boot to the Linux DVD and I've been able to identify my drives with the parted -l command. However, shortly after I begin typing the mfscopy command, another command/function begins to run and doesn't want to stop. I've seen it go to "device number 27" before I force it to stop with esc/enter/exit/enter. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
Never mind.....Wifey says ....Why don't you unplug the mouse?.... Hanging my head in SHAME!!!.