MFS Tools 3.2

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  1. Sep 22, 2016 #481 of 1994
    jmbach

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    Not sure what is happening. Let me download the ISO and do some testing. Might not get to it until this weekend.

    You cannot expand the dd copy on your 4TB. Roamio and above will not allow any more partitions on the drive.
     
  2. Sep 22, 2016 #482 of 1994
    manderson96

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    Is there an earlier version of the iso or other compiled version that I could test as a control.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2016 #483 of 1994
    jmbach

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    Sent you a PM with a link. Let me know how it goes.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2016 #484 of 1994
    manderson96

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    i will give it a shot and let you know.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2016 #485 of 1994
    jgickler

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    Hopefully a quick question.

    I have a Roamio with a 1Tb drive. I bought a 4Tb drive to upgrade. I had problems getting the boot CD to work correctly, I finally did, and started the copy but if failed at some point when I had left it unattended. I think the problem was probably more to do with the PC it was running on, and I want to reattempt copying to the larger drive this weekend on a different PC.

    Do I need to erase or reformat the drive before attempting the copy? If so, what is the best way to do this?
     
  6. Sep 22, 2016 #486 of 1994
    manderson96

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    I have been advised that zeroing the drive is probably best. The WD Diagnostic tool has a quick way to do this by writing zeros to the beginning and end of the disk.

    Works on all disks as far as I can tell not just WD, I have used it on a seagate drive successfully.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2016 #487 of 1994
    jgickler

    jgickler Mr. Rolleyes

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    Thank you
     
  8. Sep 27, 2016 #488 of 1994
    Niel

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    JMBACH,

    Thank you so much for creating and distributing the ISO, and helping lots of people to use it. I think you are a saint for spending your time to help others so much. If you haven't yet, I'd like to suggest that you set up a way for people to donate to you for the fantastic help they are receiving--help that there's really no where else to get it. I'd like to be one of your contributors.

    I'd love some advice to solve the following problem on my TivoHD, upgraded to 176 (i think) HD hours with a WD20-EURS 2TB drive using MFS tools and Hindsdale's instructions I'm guessing about four years ago. The upgrade went smoothly went smoothly at that time as I remember, and I still have the old original 20HR drive.

    The only problem I've had from this unit in the past is the failing of the PS Caps, which I corrected a couple years ago. (I'm an EE)

    About a week ago, I noticed that the unit was acting quite sluggish. I suppose it could have been doing a big background operation at that time, but I assumed that it just needed a little maintenance of Defraging. So I Kickstarted it, intending to key in 58, but accidentally moved my finger the wrong way and keyed in 52. I got a screen that said "Installing a service update" for a short period, and then it rebooted. From then on, it is stuck in a reboot loop of "Powering UP" for a few minutes, "Almost there" for about 30 seconds, and then Green screen of death saying a serious error has occurred, staying on this screen for about three seconds, and then it reboots and repeats.

    Things I've done to try and solve the problem:

    1. Check the drive using WD's DOS-based utility. It passed the short and long test with no (zero) errors.

    2. Checked all the power supply voltages. All are in-spec. adjusted the pot to get the +5 and +3.3 even closer to the targets.

    3. Tried Kickstart codes 58, 57m and 56--no effect. Tried Kickstart 0--it picks up the phone and does something for about 30 seconds, and then goes to Almost there and then to GSOD for three seconds and back to repeating this.

    4. Tried WinMFS FixBoot Option1, made the problem worse, wouldn't get to te Almost There page. Bootfix #2 returns it to getting to the Almost there and the GSOD loop.

    5. Burned MSFTools 3.2 ISO onto CD. Looked at MFSInfo, Says MFS filesystem marked as inconsistent.

    6. Put the original 20hr drive in the unit and it boots and runs fine.

    I suspect that there is a file sytem problem somewhere. What's the best way to go about fixing this? I'd really like to save all the recordings.

    Thanks,

    Niel
     
  9. Sep 27, 2016 #489 of 1994
    jmbach

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    Only thought at this time is to manually mark the file system as consistent and see if it boots.


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  10. Sep 27, 2016 #490 of 1994
    Niel

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    Thank you. Can you let me know how to do this? Thanks again.

    Niel
     
  11. Sep 28, 2016 #491 of 1994
    JimWall

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    When my old Tivos get very slow it can be a warning of disk failure. Remember it is always writing video to the disk for what ever channel its tuner(s) is tuned to. So it is always working hard. I suggest a dd rescue to a new disk and try the new disk in Tivo. It will skip blocks that cannot be read. Every time I have done this DD Resuce reports errors and the new drive worked fine.
     
  12. Sep 29, 2016 #492 of 1994
    jdmy77

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    I was wondering if anyone has had success marrying an 8tb external drive with the 3tb drive on the Tivo Bolt Plus using MFS Tools 3.2 ? Just want to make sure it doesn't make the 3tb useless after the add.

    I tried to use Winmfs and it recognized the 3tb tivo drive as a tivo format just like it should and it recognized the 8tb drive correctly but when I tried to select the 3tb drive it gave an error saying it wasn't a tivo format, so I am concerned that something changed with the bolt plus drives.
     
  13. Sep 29, 2016 #493 of 1994
    ThAbtO

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    WinMFS does not work with any Tivo newer than Series 3 (Premiere, Roamio, or Bolt).
     
  14. Sep 29, 2016 #494 of 1994
    jdmy77

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    Update:
    Well today I used MFSTools 3.2 to add -x an external 8tb drive to the existing 3tb drive on my new Bolt Plus. It seemed to work in MFSTools, no errors or anything abnormal, it said Done! Estimated gain 9500 hrs
    Revalidating partion table on sda and sdb

    However when I put the drive back in the Tivo Bolt Plus and connected the 8tb esata drive, powered up the esata first, then the Bolt, its booted, all the lights were blinking, looked pretty good then.. The green screen of death, serious problem detected, this will take 3 hrs, do not power off until the tivo restarts blah blah. It sat there for a few seconds then rebooted, same error and just kept rebooting. Finally powered everything down. Disconnected the eSata drive, got the message confirming to remove the external storage. My Tivo Bolt Plus is back and working fine, all the shows are still there. But adding the 8tb drive was a fail.

    If anybody has any suggestions it would be appreciated
     
  15. Sep 30, 2016 #495 of 1994
    jmbach

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    You have to limit the partition size to 2TiB with and extra switch. Use mfstool add -xfm 2000 /dev/sdX /dec/sdY
    It will add multiple pairs of partitions to fill up the drive.
     
  16. Sep 30, 2016 #496 of 1994
    jdmy77

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    That worked! The Bolt is up and running perfect. Thank you so much!
     
  17. Sep 30, 2016 #497 of 1994
    Luke M

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    I used mfscopy to go from a 1tb (originally 160gb) to 2tb on my TivoHD. Worked perfectly. I now want to "supersize" the drive to get an extra 30 hours. What are the proper options to use? Thanks.
     
  18. Oct 3, 2016 #498 of 1994
    jdmy77

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    Just wanted to post in case anybody is wondering. Used MFSTools 3.2 to add a 10TB external drive to the Tivo Bolt Plus's internal 3tb drive. Works fine, no issues.
     
  19. Oct 3, 2016 #499 of 1994
    jmbach

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    What command did you use to accomplish it?
    What is the total recording hours you ended up with.
     
  20. Oct 3, 2016 #500 of 1994
    jmbach

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    Unless TiVo fixed the bug in the OS, you used most of the 10TB but not all.
     

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