MFS Tools 2.0! An upgrade revolution!

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by Tiger, Jun 15, 2002.

  1. what the!?

    what the!? New Member

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    Hi Drew,

    Thanks for the quick response. I'm running through it again with this command:

    mfsbackup -Tao - /dev/hdb | mfsrestore -s 127 -r 4 -xzpi - /dev/hda

    Hopefully this works! My wife just told me, "get it to work by the time Days of Our Lives is on tomorrow, or you're dead meat!" :)

    *I'm keeping my fingers crossed*
     
  2. azitnay

    azitnay Active Member

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    If that fails (which it shouldn't), just throw the old drive back in there... No reason to risk bodily harm :).

    Drew
     
  3. what the!?

    what the!? New Member

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    Awesome Drew! It worked for my Humax DRT400! Now...

    So I did the same exact thing for my TCD540040 with the same command:

    mfsbackup -Tao - /dev/hdb | mfsrestore -s 127 -r 4 -xzpi - /dev/hda

    upgrading from a 40gb drive to a 400gb seagate drive and I get the rebooting and GSOD.

    Any thoughts?

    The Humax DRT400 was a 40gb Seagate drive, and the Tivo TCD540040 drive is a Maxtor (drive wasn't locked as it showed the correct size)

    I don't get why it would work for one, but not the other?



     
  4. Brillian1080p

    Brillian1080p Member

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    I had an existing 500gb drive and used MFStools 2.0 to add a second 750gb drive. It only took a second and it reported a large amount of recording time.

    I put the drives back in the box, it boots up fine, didn't loose any recordings, passes or settings, but info shows only 1 hour available for sd and hd, and here is what TWP info says:

    Expired Invisible 4 2960 MB -0.3% 1:13:58
    Expired Suggestion 33 68302 MB -7.5% 37:46:07
    Expired Season Pass 1 5024 MB -0.6% 0:52:03
    Expired Single 1 11760 MB -1.3% 2:02:04
    Single 24 150910 MB -16.7% 33:04:31
    Season Pass 25 89962 MB -9.9% 18:32:05
    Suggestion 23 26639 MB -2.9% 25:43:46
    Live Cache 2 1808 MB -0.2% 0:42:24
    Used User Space 113 357365 MB -39.5% 119:56:58
    Reserved Space
    Expired Tivo Clips 3 272 MB 0.0% 0:58:06
    Used Reserved Space 3 272 MB 0.0% 0:58:06
    Space Summary
    Total Space - -905844 MB 100.0% -308:58:02
    Total Used 116 357637 MB -39.5% 120:55:04
    Total Free - -1263481 MB 139.5% -429:44:50
    Deleted** 30 113522 MB -12.5% 38:52:26

    Should there be negative numbers? How do I fix this?
     
  5. vegaspl

    vegaspl Tivo'er since '99

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    I'm not sure if this is where I respond (kinda) to your thread, but I noticed in your signature you mentioned you had an HR20. I assume that's the same as the
    3 HR20 DVR's I'm getting This Saturday from DTV. Is your's upgraded and if so could you direct me and my Tech Friend to the proper site(s). He upgraded all my many Tivo's and I hope he will do the three HR20's coming.
    As far as the info you displayed..WOW!!!!. I and many others had been pushing TiVo since way back when I was a Beta Tester for ANY kind of a "Time remaining indicator. I was pleased when I downloaded the HR20's Manual and found that low and Behold it showed a gauge for that, but yours "Tremendous"
    If I'm not asking too much could you also send info on how I can get even 1/2 of what you displayed
     
  6. Brillian1080p

    Brillian1080p Member

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    The display was from tivowebplus running on the HR10-250. With TWP you open a browser on a PC and type in the network address of your box.

    But my problem is I don't think the new 750gb drive is being recognized properly. Everything went smoothly during the add, but I'm not sure these numbers are correct.
     
  7. vegaspl

    vegaspl Tivo'er since '99

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    Thanks for the info but tell me about your HR20 ... DTV DVR? Upgraded? even if No, then any info on Upgrading HR20's would be gratefully received
     
  8. Brillian1080p

    Brillian1080p Member

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    My HR20 is stock. There are threads that talk about using Esata drives to increase recording time.
     
  9. gary80920

    gary80920 New Member

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    Hi,

    I asked this question over in the " PTVupgrade TiVo Upgrade CD with LBA48 support for Series1 and Select Series2 Units" thread. But was told that I should ask my question here.

    I currently have a Series1 running v3.0-01-1-000 with a 120gB drive. I am getting ready to add a 160gB drive to it. And, I have a couple of questions:
    1. If I use one of the traditional non-LBA48 boot CDs, I can just proceed along and the 160gB will only be expanded to the 137gB limit. Correct? I already have the swap file set at 127mB.
    2. If I want to use all of the 160gB, I need to do the following:
      • boot using a LBA48 compliant CD/kernel
      • use mfsadd to add/marry the 160gB drive to my existing 120gB drive
      • use the copykern utility to update the Tivo kernel to be LBA48 compliant
    Thanks!
     
  10. Oct 1, 2010 #670 of 670
    aaronburro

    aaronburro New Member

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    how long should it take to get to the # prompt?
     

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