hr10-250 Single Drive Questions

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  1. OOOOPS!

    OOOOPS! New Member

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    Hi
    I'm tring to upgrade my hr10-250, but I'm a bit confused about what prodecure to use.
    Option 1:
    dd to new drive and keep /4 it's original size, for any future, if any, upgrades, and then expand using -r4 with mfsadd.

    Option 2:
    mfsbackup-mfsrestore and have the proper swap size, but have a 128mb /4 instead of 256mb.

    What would you recommend?

    Can i use pdisk after a dd to increase the swap size then tpip to initialize it or use pdisk to increase /4 after a restore. As you might've guessed, I can use pdisk, but am not quite sure exactly what it does.

    Thanks,
    OOOOPS!
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Why not just use the free MFS Tools CD and follow the step-by-step procedure in Weaknees' post at the top of this forum?
     
  3. OOOOPS!

    OOOOPS! New Member

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    I ASSume you are talking about WeaKnees Interactive Online TiVo Upgrade Instructions I did go to Interactive TiVo Upgrade Instructions
    The instructions
    Code:
    mfsrestore -s 127 -r 4 -zxpi /mnt/backup.bak /dev/hdZ
    address neither the large swap required nor increasing the alternate partitions decreased size.
    It works, but will I be ok for future software updates or GSOD's. From what I have read here I will definitely need more swap size if the tivo GSOD's. I'm not in front of the tivo or I could do a df and see the space used on the active partition is over 128mb's.

    Thanks,
    OOOOPS!
     
  4. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    It does address them. -s sets the swap, -r4 expands the block size.

    Future upgrades, if any, will occur with no problem.
     

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