DIY 10TB Roamio

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  1. jetcobra

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    Correction for the above input - I used MFS Tools 3.32. I burned an ISO on a DVD.

    Thanks for any inputs on what I could try next.
     
  2. jmbach

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    How is the 8 TB connected to the Bolt? Is the drive using external power supply or getting the power from the bolt.

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  3. dave_d

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    Thanks for the info as well as jmbach. Actually I already bought the drive before I saw your post but haven't had time to try it out. Anyway I'll have to run the tests and see what it says.
     
  4. jetcobra

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    I have the 8TB in a Rosewill sata enclosure running on its own power supply.
     
  5. jmbach

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    Reseat all the connections both on the bolt and the drive.

    4 flashing lights usually drive is not detected

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  6. jetcobra

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    Will do. Thanks
     
  7. jetcobra

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    I tried reseating the connections and got the same thing. Then I changed the sata cable and the system has booted successfully and showing 992 total hours so is looking good.

    It's funny because I used the other cable to check out the cloned drive and also to do mfsadd. I will check out this drive now for a while before adding the last 2TB.

    Thank you
     
  8. jetcobra

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    Finished mfsadd and mfsaddfix and everything is looking good - now showing 1283 HD hours.

    Thanks
     
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    dave_d

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    Quick question, anybody use YUMI to create a usb boot disk or did you just burn the ISO to CD? Wondering since YUMI doesn't have it listed so I added it as one of the unlisted ones and then tried booting it. When I do I get an error of

    failed to find mbr identifier

    I did a quick google on that and I think I just used the wrong loader. The ones offered by yumi are
    Grub Partition 4
    Grub
    Grub from Ram
    via SYSLinux

    Anybody know which one I should use? (I guess I could look to see if I have any old CDRs somewhere. I probably do at the bottom of a box somewhere :)
     
  10. Apr 2, 2020 #290 of 333
    jmbach

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    Have you tried using the USB/HDD image?

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  11. Apr 2, 2020 #291 of 333
    dave_d

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    No I was using the ISO. I just downloaded the file from the other post. So basically I just need to get something like etcher to create a boot disk out of that to a usb drive?
     
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    jmbach

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    Yes.

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  13. Apr 7, 2020 #293 of 333
    dave_d

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    Quick update. Thanks for the advice jmbach. I have a boot thumb drive and I tried starting the copy which looks like it works. Quick questions for anybody that has done this recently. When I started the copy and let it go for an hour the program basically told me the total copy time is about 18-20 hours. For a copy of a fairly full 3tb drive to a TB drive with mfscopy does that sound about right? Also anybody with WD Red drive does it normally get pretty warm during the copy process? Just figured I'd ask. Pretty much if it's going to take 20 hours or so I'll just wait until the weekend to do the full copy.
     
  14. Apr 9, 2020 #294 of 333
    dave_d

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    Well I've had some success. I have a usb boot disk and I used mfscopy to copy my 3tb drive to a 10tb one. I checked out the drive and tried to play the newest recording which worked. Then I used the mfsadd and mfsaddfix and checked out the drive by playing the newest recording and repeated this until I maxed out the drive. (So MFSAdd and mfsaddfix were both called 3 times each.) However then when I tried other videos some would give me a popup telling me there was an issue with the recording. I swapped the old drive back in and tried those videos which played fine. Anybody else run into that?
     
  15. HoosontheTeevo

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    dave-d (search posts in this and mfs3.2 threads - on this for exact procedure, ...) did you run the kickstart 58? - after restarting box when you get first yellow light flicker you press pause then 5 8 on your remote. I was told that you can't run it too late or too much - i did it several times.

    also did you put new drive in and start tivo and force a tivo connection to be sure with new drive after each mfsadd mfsaddfix? i did these things on my roamios and both worked flawlessly so far. (however I cloned a 4tb and an 8tb to 12tb drives - didn't do the mfscopy - so that may be part of it). cloning my 4tb with hdd raw copy run on my win 7 machine took 20 hours plus, but cloning my 8tb took 'only' 21 hours using ddrescue run from the mfstools 3.2 bootable thumbdrive on a spare windows pc with other drives disconnected for safety.
     
  16. angra

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    Greetings all.

    This is slightly off topic but may be the best place to ask.

    I have a DIY expanded 10TB bolt setup. It recently stopped booting. Sits on "Almost There" forever. I wanted to pull the drive and read the logs to see if I could decipher what's broken. Are there any tools that will allow me to mount partition 9 in an operating linux box? I'd prefer this over a boot disk if possible.
     
  17. ggieseke

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    On Bolts, partition 9 is in memory on the motherboard.
     
  18. dave_d

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    No, I didn't do kickstart 58, thanks for the heads up I'll give that a shot. Also here's the sequence of what I did

    MFSCopy clone 3tb ->10Tb(Completed successfully)
    Put 10TB in tivo, booted up tivo and tried playing first video on list.(Videos appeared in list, first video played)
    MFSAdd and MFSAddFix (Completed successfully)
    Put 10TB in tivo, booted up tivo and tried playing first video on list.(Videos appeared in list, first video played)
    MFSAdd and MFSAddFix (Completed successfully)
    Put 10TB in tivo, booted up tivo and tried playing first video on list.(Videos appeared in list, first video played)
    MFSAdd and MFSAddFix (Completed successfully)
    Put 10TB in tivo, booted up tivo and tried playing first video on list.(Videos appeared in list, first video played)
    Tried playing second video in list of video.(That failed, I think the error was something about connecting.)

    I should ask, is there another step of "connecting" that you have to do in order to complete the process? (Because all I did was plug the 10tb drive in my tivo and start my tivo. After the MFSCopy portion I left my 3tb on my desk.)
     
  19. angra

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    Well, I'm embarrassed to have forgotten this. Is there any known way to debug startup failures on these?
     
  20. jmbach

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    This is something I have been working on. Have not been very successful so far. This is going to be a hardware hack or a combo hardware/software hack at this time unless someone can figure out a way to examine the internal flash via Ethernet port.

    PM me if you want to investigate this further.


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