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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by jkozee, Jun 4, 2015.
Updated links, information, and instructions in my original post.
I am attempting to copy data from a 1TB WD Green Roamio drive to a 3TB WD Green drive.
Initially attempted to use the WinMFS Back Up / Restore to move the data which did but did not allow access to the full drive capacity. Reformatted the drive with the other tool available plugged into the TIvo and went thru guided setup then brought to desktop Dell XPS to do the copy.
Downloaded a copy of the MFS Tools 3.2 on Sun 12/6.
Ran it today and it is not seeing the harddrives. Verified Bios sees the drives as SATA 3 and SATA 4.
"fdisk -l" does not show any data as to sdX.
Tried booting with DMA off no go.
Interesting that WinMFS even operated on the drive. Does the original drive still work in the Roamio?
Are logged in as root on the MFSTools 3.2 ISO?
Also download it again to make sure you did not download the prior release as I uploaded new ones yesterday.
So apparently I had downloaded the wrong ISO. Found the post showing the ISO, build and USB drive links vice the link from Sourceforge (I beleive).
It was evident the moment the splash screen appeared.
All is well. She is back up with showing 30% full on a 3 TB drive. I did have to re-pair the cable card.
I finally had time to run my copy with the new ISO last night. My roamio, which upgraded to 20.5.6.RC14 since working with jkozee, copied properly with -ai invoked. All guide data, channel logos, ratings, recordings, everything copied properly. A forced call completed properly, and my cablecard did not need to be re-paired.
Fantastic. I'm incredibly happy. Thanks so much to jkozee for the time he spent working with me to solve this issue, and to jmbach for the updated ISO.
I purchased a used 3 GB WD Red drive to upgrade my Roamio Plus. The drive checked out using WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows.
I downloaded MFSTools_3.2_i586.i686-0.0.12.iso from the link in post #131 and burned it to a DVD. I booted the DVD on my Dell Dimension XPS410 with the default: MFS Tools 3.2 i586
Boot Messages are error free (OK) until the following sequence:
Started System Logging Service
Started Wait for Plymouth Boot Screen to Quit
Starting Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen
[ 3.323821] nouveau E[ DISPLAY][0000:01:00.0] 01:0130: func 08 lookup failed, -2
Welcome to openSUSE 13.2 "Harlequin" - Kernel 3.16.7-29-default (tty1).
Logins fail with: Login incorrect
I tried user: tivo & password: tivo
I also tried user: tivo & password: Linux and user: root & password: root
I re-downloaded the iso and burned it using a different DVD burner. It still fails.
I booted the iso and selected Failsafe -- MFSTools 3.2 i586
It fails as before without displaying the "[ 3.323821] nouveau E[ DISPLAY][0000:01:00.0] 01:0130: func 08 lookup failed, -2" error message
Any ideas what might be wrong?
In the post you downloaded the updated ISO there are new log in instructions. Here is what you need to know.
Can mfs 3.2 be used to copy an S3 with two 1 TB drives to a single drive 2 TB?
Should be able to but I have not tested that functionality so I cannot be sure.
I would like to upgrade my Tivo Roamio Basic which has the original hard drive, to a larger drive.
Is there a step-by-step on how to do this using the new MFS Tools 3.2 ISO? I obviously want to copy everything from the original to the new drive if possible including season passes and cable card pairing.
I've done this with my S3 several times, but I've never tried it with the Roamio.
Check out post #131, #170 & #206, which should give you all the step you needed
(a few post following both #170 and #206 also is helpful)
I had no problem copying a 500GB drive from Premiere 4 to a 3TB WD Red
Speaking of copying, does anyone know if MFS Tools 3.2 now fully support Bolt?
I want to copy a 1TB bolt drive into a 4TB Samsung/Seagate drive but want to make sure there isn't any known bugs for using MSF tools with bolt
It should work but I do not have a Bolt so I cannot confirm this. If you want to try a quick copy, just do not use the -a switch with the copy command. It will only take a few minutes to copy the basic information over and create new media partitions. If that drive works in the Bolt, then it should not be an issue when you do the copy with the -a switch to copy the recordings.
It is unlikely that mfstools will work on the Bolt drive as-is. The stock format of the drive no longer includes the bootpage which mfstools expects. This is also true with self formatted drives on Roamios with the latest TiVo SW. I will look at updating the sources as I find time.
Another option would be to add the bootpage to drive. I included a version of the bootpage executable that works with Roamio drives, but I'm not sure if jmbach included it on his iso.
How do I get a copy of the mfs-tools binary? I don't need a bootable ISO. I already run Linux full time.
Can't you extract them from the ISO (or copy them from a burnt CD of the ISO)?
Booted the ISO up in Virtualbox. If I type mfstool it loads right up, but so far I have checked the following directory on the booted ISO:
None of those directories contain mfstool executable.
Found it in /usr/local/bin and copied it off. Doing a backup and restore now.
I was about to say check for an alias.
You can go to the link in the first post and download the source and compile it yourself if the extracted binaries don't work for you.