MFS Tools 3.2

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

  1. Feb 2, 2020 #1541 of 2036
    Kelly7777

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    So are you saying that nobody has been able to copy a drive when using TE4?
     
  2. Feb 2, 2020 #1542 of 2036
    jmbach

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    Not at all. It depends on the drive. People who had replaced their drives with larger drives running TE3 and had the TiVo self format the drive who then elected to have their TiVos upgrade to TE4 had the same issue.

    So it is not a copy issue but a drive issue.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2020 #1543 of 2036
    Kelly7777

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    Is the issue certain model numbers of drives?
     
  4. Feb 3, 2020 #1544 of 2036
    jmbach

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    There are various models. Best for you to do some searching on these forums.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2020 #1545 of 2036
    m_jonis

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    Stupid question, but I'm apparently not phrasing the search correctly for this thread:

    What's the difference between the:
    mfstool command (to copy)
    vs.
    mfscopy command (to copy)
     
  6. Feb 4, 2020 #1546 of 2036
    jmbach

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    "mfstool copy" calls the mfscopy command
     
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  7. Feb 5, 2020 #1547 of 2036
    vaquero

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    I downloaded the ISO and made a boot disk. Booted up and it asks for "login". Is there a login?
     
  8. Feb 5, 2020 #1548 of 2036
    jmbach

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    Have you read the whole post you downloaded the ISO from?
     
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  9. Feb 5, 2020 #1549 of 2036
    vaquero

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    Thanks for responding. I did not download the ISO from a post. I found it from this link in the first post, which I've read multiple times MFS Tools

    To be truthful, I'm cross-eyed from reading this thread and probably overlooked something in one of the posts. I did find the login and password eventually on about my third search.

    Thanks again.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2020 #1550 of 2036
    jmbach

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    I am not sure you downloaded the correct version then.

    Post 8 of this thread will point you to another post which has the instructions and download links.
     
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  11. Feb 5, 2020 #1551 of 2036
    vaquero

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    Oh, okay. I got that link off of the OP, which I figured would have the most up to date info. I did read post 8, but evidently it didn't register on me.

    Thanks again.
     
  12. Feb 5, 2020 #1552 of 2036
    ThAbtO

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    Post #131
    Post #1399 with instructions.
     
  13. Mar 7, 2020 #1553 of 2036
    MPSAN

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    So I booted MFS Tools 3.32 but how can I just put ONE Premiere drive in and do an expand ONLY without a copy?
    TIA
     
  14. Mar 7, 2020 #1554 of 2036
    jmbach

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    Depends on how big of a drive and your starting image but for most situations where the added recording time is 2 TB or less, run mfsadd followed by apmfix.

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  15. Mar 8, 2020 #1555 of 2036
    MPSAN

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    Thank you! So, I guess from the root, I can do a df to see the mounted drives including the TIVO drive. I am only going from 320GB to 500GB!

    I am sure that the mfsadd and the apmfix take parameters so do I just do a mfsadd -h to see them? I did google mfsadd and there is an extensive list from a hinsdale how to! It is for MFSTOOLS 2.0 but should be OK, correct?
    I do want to thank you for your response. Is there a current how to as I just do not see one. To bad there is no GUI version!
     
  16. Mar 8, 2020 #1556 of 2036
    jmbach

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    mfsadd -x /dev/sdX

    apmfix /dev/sdX

    Where sdX is your Premiere drive.

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  17. Mar 8, 2020 #1557 of 2036
    MPSAN

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    Thank you. OH, is 1.05 Ok I do have v1.04. Great, if script comes up, I guess I can get to root. Should do fdisk -l to see the drive.
     
  18. Mar 8, 2020 #1558 of 2036
    jmbach

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    1.05 or 1.04 what

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  19. Mar 9, 2020 #1559 of 2036
    MPSAN

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    It is JMFS-rev 1.04 and JMFS-rev 1.05. I burned both to cd's.
     
  20. Mar 9, 2020 #1560 of 2036
    jmbach

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    For what you want to do, JMFS 1.04 will do everything for you. You do not need MFSTools.

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