After upgrade, contant reboots

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by Malibyte, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. Malibyte

    Malibyte Took the red pill

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    Jun 12, 2005
    Simi Valley, CA
    Hi all -

    Hardware: Humax TiVO/DVR (80hr); upgraded to Maxtor 300GB HD

    After doing the backup (which created a 1007MB file which I called Humax.bak), then restore with:

    mfstool -restore -r 4 -s 150 -xzpi /mnt/sda12/Humax.bak /dev/hdc

    (it completed, told me I now have 342 hrs (264 more than the original 78))

    then:
    tpip -s /dev/hdc (told me that it had initialized 150MB swap area)

    it constantly reboots ("Welcome! Powering up...", then gets to the second screen ("Almost there. Just a few minutes more.)", then reboots again about 1-2 minutes later...never gets to the setup menu).

    Can someone clue me in as to what the problem might be here?

    If I put the original drive back in, it works.

    Thanks....Bob
     
  2. JamieP

    JamieP Member

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    Aug 2, 2004
    Your swap is not properly initialized, so the tivo is running with no swap. You need to run tpip with additional options as described here.
     
  3. Malibyte

    Malibyte Took the red pill

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    Jun 12, 2005
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    That was the ticket.
    Ran tpip -s -1 on the drive...problem solved.

    Thanks!!!

    Bob
     

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