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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by jkozee, Jun 4, 2015.
There is no such ISO for WinMFS, its just an EXEcutable file for Windows.
Thanks so much!!!
Well I guess I, for the first time ever, know how computer illiterate people feel. I know everything about windows but it really doesn’t translate to Linux. In my mind I pictured it differently.
So I booted the MFSTools 3.2 disk
Logged in with root and TiVo
Ran lsblk so I can see that sda is my new 931.5GB WDRed and sdb is my original drive at 149.1GB
At this point I am not sure what to do so I make sure the correct drive is copied, and copied correctly, in Linux
Read back in a few pages of this thread and you will see a few posts of the command lines.
Your target would be /dev/sda
in those previous posts, it would be in the same style as [source] [target].
Ok, got it copy is running. So Linux is all argument driven like DOS. Appreciate the insight
Consider using DvrBARS to backup the image. It is a windows based program.
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Since last upgrading my TiVo Roamio Plus to 4TB using MFSTools, I have run into an issue. The TiVo was running out of programming data, which was kind of weird, so I ran it again and noticed it ran into an error on the loading part. Got an S303 error. I called TiVo to make sure it was talking to the mothership. They confirmed it was. They suggested the "kick start" code 57 fix. I ran it this morning. Now my TiVo is in a green screen loop; the TiVo green screen (you have a serious issue with your TiVo diag screen) stays up for about a minute and it reboot loops. Thankfully, I saved the original drive, which was fine. I popped that back into the system just to get the main TV up and running.
I'm trying to confirm the drive is good or bad. I downloaded WD Lifeguard Tools 5.27 and ran the quick test, which checked out. I'm now running the Extended test. It should be done in six hours. I want to ensure the drive is fine before attempting another copy of the original drive.
BUT, if the drive checks out...do you folks have any suggestions as to what I should do before attempting another copy? Do I need to zero out the drive?
Run mfsck -m1 /dev/sdX on your drive and reboot it in your TiVo and see if you still have the problem.
Wow, your fast!
I am currently running Data Lifeguard's extended test here at work. I won't be home till later this evening. BUT, in the meantime, I will burn MFSTools 3.2 to a disc and run your command on the drive at work before bringing it home. Crossing my fingers it works.
My biggest concern is that the Kickstart 57 code is burned into the drive and I will never be able to get around it.
What does a kickstart 57 do?
OK. I had a chance to run:
mfsck -m1 /dev/sda
This was the output:
WARNING: mfs filesystem marked as inconsistent (0x77353135)
Setting volume magic to magic to MFS_MAGIC_OK(0xebbafeed)
I have no idea what it means, might you be able to interpret? Is it good, is it bad? As always, thank you for your time and knowledge sharing.
code 57 - Media File System (MFS) check - Causes a GSOD (green screen of death) to appear while it checks and attempts to repair any file system problems.
Source: TiVo Kickstart Codes
It means it will bypass the Kickstart command unless something is grossly wrong with the system.
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OK, great. I will boot this evening in my Roamio. Hopefully, it will boot to the main screen. I will then attempt to run an update and communicate my findings to you and forum. Thank you very much!
I put the drive back and was able to get around the GSOD. Thank you. I’m now able to get to the home screen and see my recordings. But, still having a problem loading info after a connection to the mothership. Gives me the S303 error. I'm thinking of running the Kickstart 58 code. I read in a previous post that it worked for someone else in the same situation. Thoughts?
I think it is reasonable.
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No dice. After running Kickstart 58, system booted back to main. I ran the update and it still bombed out with S303. I'm running Kickstart 54 now and running some of the drive tests.
UPDATE: after being unsuccessful using Kickstart 58, I ran two of the shorter SMART drive tests with Kickstart 54. The third test was going to be 467 minutes. I didn't have time for that. I suspected the drive was fine. I reran Kickstart 58 for ***** and giggles. Big difference this time, there was a splash screen that stated it was updating system software or something to that effect. I ran the TiVo Service Connection. This time loading info did NOT bomb out and is currently at 29% loading. I believe this is a good sign. Will update when complete. THANK YOU!!!
All went well last night. Guide info finally updated and the To Do list is completely full of shows. Can't thank you enough for getting me past the GSOD. No disprespect to TiVo CSR's but, next time I run into a problem, I'm coming here first. This thread has been a treasure trove of knowledge and information. Thank you again!