MFS Tools 3.2

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by jkozee, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. Jan 20, 2017 #601 of 1995
    fcfc2

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    Your cable card is not paired properly, anything other than a "V" code is not good, even if you seem to be getting all of your channels, you will eventually find that your cable card eventually becomes "unauthorized" and you will get nada. Calling their cable card line may or may not get you someone to help, if you call the regular tech folks....you are wasting your time. Another option if you don't want to hang on the line is to try the Direct forum, Verizon Direct forum | DSLReports, ISP Information
    I have had good results there, double check your Data ID number as failed hits will sometimes change that one. You might also want to mention "manual validation" as this especially helps when missing just some of your channels.
     
  2. Jan 20, 2017 #602 of 1995
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    Thanks ... The problem is that "Online Activation" requires activation code which I don't have. VzHomeAgent is strange, I downloaded and installed it and all it does is take me to their support page.

    Wish they had a online link where we can enter all three IDs

    I called their Agent and provided all three values ... no luck
    Then I tried their automated activation via phone. It asked and I entered all three values.

    The system says cable card is activated, I see all the channels, but "V" is still ?

    At this point I will just stay on like this and see what happens
     
  3. Jan 21, 2017 #603 of 1995
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    Thanks for all your help on this thread. Recopied and got a few days of successful connections again before getting a S303 error this time. I cleared program info and am still getting S303. Do I need to give it some time before reconnecting? Anything else I can try?
     
  4. Jan 22, 2017 #604 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Did you clear program info followed by a restart?

    The other thing to try is to disconnect the TiVo from the network and if you have a tuning adapter, disconnect it from the TiVo and power the tuning adapter down. Now wait and check the GC (Garbage Collection) date and when it is equal to the current date, then connect the TiVo to the network and force a connection to the TiVo servers. If that works, reconnect your tuning adapter.
     
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  5. Jan 22, 2017 #605 of 1995
    rbronco21

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    I cleared program data, the option for suggestions, and restarted a couple times. I don't have a tuning adapter, but my GC time was 30min after my post. I am not sure if that would fulfill your suggestion about the GC date. I tried to force garbage collection by hitting enter on the channel list, and it started guided setup. Not sure if I should have backed out and it still would have done GC anyway, but I continued and now I'm stuck on guided setup with an S03 error. Back to the original drive for a few days until I have a break in recordings to try another copy.

    Force Garbage Collection & Guide Indexing

    This page talks about swap space being an issue. Is there an option to increase it with mfstools? After I make another copy, should I leave the network disconnected for a certain amount of time and check my GC date, or does that need to be done after the errors start popping up, or is that only an issue with a tuning adapter?
     
  6. Jan 22, 2017 #606 of 1995
    jmbach

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    MFSTools automatically increases the Swap drive based on the size of the recorded space. I would check on the size it has created on your 4TB drive. Also if you haven't, I would run the manufacturer diagnostic on the drive. Don't want it to be a bad spot for n the drug be issue. To answer your original question, add the switch -S with the size in MiB you want the swap size the be.

    Consider trying to run mfstool ck on the drive and then let it boot the n the TiVo to see if it cleans up things.

    You seem to indicate that this last copy ran ok for a while before the s03 error started popping up. Is that right?


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  7. Jan 22, 2017 #607 of 1995
    rbronco21

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    Yeah, both times it worked for a few days, then stopped connecting. I ran the WD util on it and it seemed ok. I will run it again to be sure. Thanks for the help.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2017 #608 of 1995
    jmbach

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    I wonder if running a KS 57 when the copy boots up the first time would help. That would ensure that the MFS is in good shape.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2017 #609 of 1995
    videobruce

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    The software links for MFS Tools are in German and it's not even MFS Tools as far as I can tell. What's up with that? Some program with the letters WMBU or similar. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Jan 24, 2017 #610 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Which links. I just checked the link in my post and they are correct.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2017 #611 of 1995
    videobruce

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    I was using BurnAware to create the bootable CD. Is that a problem?
    After the disc loads, it brings me to a DOS prompt. The only .exe in the directory is WWBMU.exe. that appears seems to be some German disc copying program.
     
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  12. Jan 24, 2017 #612 of 1995
    videobruce

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    Ok, I used ImageBurn and it loaded ok. Why that worked and the other didn't is beyond me. WWBMU is what is used to do the copying within MFSTools?
     
  13. Jan 24, 2017 #613 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Not sure what happened there.
     
  14. Jan 25, 2017 #614 of 1995
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    OK I am pulling my hair out. I "somewhat" know linux but not great at it. So I managed to copy the original drive over (before I found mfstool) using ubuntu rescue CD. However, when I put it in my TIVO it seems to still think it's a 500GB drive instead of the 3TB it actually is. Is there an easy way to correct this?

    I was going to recopy the data between the 2 drives, but I can't seem to be able to figure out the right command. I searched through here and tried mfstool copy -ai /dev/hda /dev/hdb as I thought that might be right...but that doesnt work and says unable to read volume header. Where am I going wrong?
     
  15. Jan 25, 2017 #615 of 1995
    videobruce

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    By thinking there would be a detailed, step by step guide here. ;)
    Some time ago at least one member admitted to the lack of such and the disorganized structure of these threads.

    There are a couple of other steps depending on which program you use, but it isn't clear to me either.
     
  16. Jan 25, 2017 #616 of 1995
    Dulanic

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    Yeah, I've tried like 4 detailed guides but they all seem to be for different ISO's etc... because the commands don't work as intended etc... I'm using MFSTools_3.2_i586.i686-0.0.34.iso so really just trying to figure out how the copy works properly from the 500GB drive to a 3TB drive with it showing up properly as 3TB.

    I also tried Hinsdale How-to TiVo upgrade and following step 10 upgrade option 3. I can't figure out how to run this as I don't seem to have mfsbackup and mfsrestore, just mfstool which has backup and restore build in. I tried altering to use mfstool backup and mfstool restore and it just threw up a list of options and didn't run.

    Update: So it seems that some of the options changed. -s became -S, -p became -P and has been deprecated, and -x isn't listed at all anymore. It says use mfsadd instead of -x ... How do I determine the -m size to use for mfsadd? I mean it's a 3TB drive, so can I just put 3000? So can I just use disk destroyer and then mfsadd /dev/dha -m 3000?

    mfsbackup -Tao - /dev/hdc | mfsrestore -r 4 -s 127 -xzpi - /dev/hda
     
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  17. Jan 25, 2017 #617 of 1995
    videobruce

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    That's eight years old. Of course anything that required Idiot Exploiter to display properly belongs in the toilet anyway.
     
  18. Jan 25, 2017 #618 of 1995
    Dulanic

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    Well it's the only detailed guide I could find, so I figured I could adapt it at the least which I was wrong about. I also didn't look at the date lol. I am doing a dd and will just screw around until I get it all to work. For now, I'll just try disk destroyer and mfsadd /w -m 3000 and see if it works. If it works great, if not I'll keep playing around.

    I also tried mfscopy but that kept saying unable to find primary partition :/
     
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  19. Jan 25, 2017 #619 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Your original command was almost correct. Use mfstool copy -ai /dev/sdX /dev/sdY. Replace X with the letter of your source drive (ie if a is the source drive then it would be sda) and Y with the letter of the target drive.
     
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  20. Jan 25, 2017 #620 of 1995
    videobruce

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    This is continuously updated;
    rosswalker.co.uk/tivo_upgrade/
    Also try here;
    logicsector.com/tivo/how-to-clone-your-failing-tivo-drive-with-ddrescue/
    dealdatabase.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?60-Series-3-Support

    (C&P, then add prefix for each address)
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