MFS Tools 3.2

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  1. Mar 9, 2016 #301 of 1995
    rbstuartjr

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    I have been running kickstart 57 on the original TiVo drive with the downloaded image for about 3 hrs. After looking at the steady blue and green light on the Premiere, I pulled the plug to reboot it. I was able to get through guided set up, phoned home twice for guide data. Got to the point where you have to do Clear and delete everything and it had to be restarted.

    Of course it would not get past the Starting up screen and then went to black screen. So I pulled the plug again and went to put it back in Kickstart 57. So i figure I'm let that run all night and see what happens. Anyway I go to my other TiVo and get into My Shows list, and my "dead Premiere" is listed as if there was nothing wrong with it. When I click on it I get the My Shows menu on the Premiere, but of course there is nothing on it.

    I have not been able to see that TiVo on the network in over a week, even when it was plugged in and running.

    I still have my other 320GB drive being fully restored with another downloaded copy of the image in DVRBars at the moment.
     
  2. Mar 11, 2016 #302 of 1995
    rbstuartjr

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    So I was able to borrow a friends Premiere for testing.

    All the drives I had been using were able to boot up into the borrowed Preiniere, even the new 2tb one.

    I then swapped the borrowed Premieres power supply into my TiVo, the result being the Premeire would not boot up.

    So with this, I believe the mother board has died, this Premiere did have a lifetime sub on it.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2016 #303 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Put the original drive back in and call TiVo. Go through any diagnostic procedure they ask you and then see if they will give you a deal on repair or a refurb/new unit since this is a lifetime unit.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2016 #304 of 1995
    rbstuartjr

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    If a TiVo Premiere has the TiVo Extender attached, can you still upgrade the internal drive to larger one using Mfstools. Since I have a new working 2TB drive, I would like to upgrade my Dad's Premiere internal drive, but he has an extender attached to it?
     
  5. Mar 11, 2016 #305 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Should be able to. Will have to have both attached to the computer at the same time.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2016 #306 of 1995
    rbstuartjr

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    Thanks, that's what I thought. Just wanted to make sure before I start pulling everything apart.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2016 #307 of 1995
    toricred

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    I tried to use both the USB bootable image and the ISO to try to boot and copy a 4TB drive to another 4TB drive, but it hangs when it says that /dev/sdc won't tell what kind of cache it has so it assumes write through and then hangs. It turns out that /dev/sdc is the USB drive itself so that kind of makes sense, but I never did get it working.

    Then I made an Ubuntu 15.10 Live USB device, downloaded the SourceForge source for mfstools, ran ./configure which worked fine, and tried to run make. It had all kinds of errors and just wouldn't complete For now I'm using dd, but I'd like to figure out what I was doing wrong.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2016 #308 of 1995
    jmbach

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    What computer are you using it on.
     
  9. Mar 12, 2016 #309 of 1995
    toricred

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    It's a home built system that belongs to my son. I tried another computer and it didn't work either (same problems). The system is less than a year old with a Z170A Gaming Pro by MSI.
     
  10. Mar 12, 2016 #310 of 1995
    toricred

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    Well dd ran into an error at 2.2TB finished. I guess I am going to have to use ddrescue and give it a couple of days unless I can get mfstools to work so I can run mfsck.

    EDIT: Would it make more sense to try to build it on Ubuntu 14.10 instead of 15.10?
     
  11. Mar 12, 2016 #311 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Does fdisk -l command show you the correct drive sizes?
     
  12. Mar 13, 2016 #312 of 1995
    toricred

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    I had already taken down the linux system by the time I saw your post, but I decided to try connecting the new drive to the Bolt. I expected to see that the available space was low or that it wouldn't boot at all, but it actually boots and shows the correct amount of space available. I ran a KS57 on boot just to make sure and, fingers crossed, it seems to be working well now. Since I only had the drive about 20% filled before, maybe I got lucky and it copied everything I needed. It was a completely blank drive so the space that wasn't copied should already be blank.
     
  13. Mar 13, 2016 #313 of 1995
    toricred

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    Apparently I spoke too soon. The recordings show in the list, but I can't actually play them. Back to the drawing board.
     
  14. Mar 14, 2016 #314 of 1995
    mattack

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    Is there something in this process, especially at the end, that has known pauses? I watched it for a bit, saw it counting up fairly quickly.. then noticed it had paused a few times, then went back to counting up quickly..

    Now it's near the end (probably will finish before I finish typing this), but has been going VERY slowly near the end..

    e.g. in the 4xyz of 4573, sometimes it was going VERY slowly and seemed paused. Never got any errors. It estimated 8 seconds the first time I saw it seemingly hung at least near the end..

    Is this indicative of a bad drive (either source or dest)?

    I won't be home to plug it back in for several more hours..
     
  15. Mar 14, 2016 #315 of 1995
    jmbach

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    This also happened to me when I copied a 4TB drive to another 4TB drive with all recordings.
     
  16. Mar 14, 2016 #316 of 1995
    mattack

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    OK, thanks.. Then I guess it's really "doing something" and just the estimate is bad. Not a serious complaint, I was just afraid it was having to do retries on reading or writing.

    I don't think I ever saw it pause for multiple minutes, but maybe sometimes a minute or so without making any noticeable progress.. and also sometimes I was seeing the percentage slightly tick up without the actual # of megabytes go up (so it was a roundoff issue).
     
  17. Mar 17, 2016 #317 of 1995
    BitbyBlit

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    Thanks to jkozee for the tools and jmbach for the ISO.

    I copied a 2 TB Roamio drive to a 4 TB. The copy process ran without any errors, but some of the programs in my Now Playing list could no longer be played. I attributed this to my old drive starting to go bad, which is what led me to replace it in the first place, and just cut my losses. However, after about a week, my TiVo could no longer download new guide information, giving me an S03 error.

    I tried doing a Kickstart 57, but that put my TiVo into an endless reboot cycle. Then I tried doing a Kickstart 58 instead, which worked. I'm guessing that something in the MFS check had an issue, but going straight to the cleanup bypassed that problem.

    Not only did that fix the TiVo's ability to download new guide information, but it also repaired all the links in my Now Playing list, so I could now watch the programs that I thought had been lost.
     
  18. Mar 17, 2016 #318 of 1995
    shamilian

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    Are the bug fixes being added to the git repo ?

    git://git.code.sf.net/p/mfstools/mfstools mfstools-mfstools

    I don't see anything past

    Commit Date
    [880cc8] (HEAD, master) by jkozee jkozee
    Initial update to v3.2 as of 20150531
    2015-06-09 01:53:37 Tree
     
  19. Mar 17, 2016 #319 of 1995
    jmbach

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    I don't believe so. They have been applied to the ISO I posted.
     
  20. Mar 22, 2016 #320 of 1995
    DarthSudo

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    So, I'm putting a 4 TB into my Premiere. The mfscopy -ia /dev/sda /dev/sdb from the original 320 GB drive fails with a bunch of I/O read errors. Most likely I have some dead sectors, but I haven't verified yet.

    I am able to get a backup using DvrBARS, but I do get 1 read error at the very end.

    Is it possible to do the restore to the 4 TB using DvrBARS, then expand and supersize using MFSTools 3.2? I'm seeing some posts that state I need to mount the VHD file from the backup and use mfscopy, but I'm trying to avoid that (it is looking like a bit of a pain to get it mounted).
     

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