HDVR2 (S2 DTiVo) and booting after backup...

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by mbklein, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. mbklein

    mbklein Foreign Contaminant

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    Hi,

    I think I experienced this problem last time I tried to replace a drive, and I can't remember what I did to fix it. :(

    To head off catastrophic disk failure, I used mfsbackup/mfsrestore to copy my 250GB hard drive to a new 250GB hard drive over the weekend. After it finished, I ran mfsinfo to make sure both drives had the same MFS structure (they did). Then I put the new drive in the TiVo.

    I can hear the drive spin up and do its little pre-boot "chattering" (sorry; after 25 years of experience listening to drives and learning their sounds, I still don't know the official terms for anything), but then all I hear is whirring -- no more read/write chattering, nothing. The boot screen never moves beyond "Welcome. Powering up..."

    Do I need to do something more to this drive to make it boot?
     
  2. whitepelican

    whitepelican Member

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    Check your cables and your jumper settings.
     
  3. mbklein

    mbklein Foreign Contaminant

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    Already did.
     
  4. rbtravis

    rbtravis New Member

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    Was the drive a Seagate? Their non DB35 drives have a high fail rate. If it was just purchased you can probably get the dealer to take it back. Else you will have to wait for an RMA.
     

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