MFS Tools 3.2

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

  1. gabrielstern

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    Does that mean I could put the 4tb drive in mffs.3.2 and just expand the drive to use the full 4tb without losing any recordings as that has my one copyrighted program on it that I do not think I can merge with my original 500 gig drive as the software became corrupted on that drive if you were to read the help my series 4 tivo is stuck in guided setup thread, thats what happened with my original 500 gig drive,it would not update the software on that drive so I had to wipe the drive and use an image ggsieki sent me and restore it to that drive using dvr barz, right now, I am in the process of restoring all the other original recordings to that drive, you may see and hear from through this thread a lot of others who are experiencing the same issue with the original hard drives, my one saving grace was i copied that drive once in 2015 to a 4tb green drive, then last year I copied the 500 gig drive again to a 3tb green drive that was my romio pros original drive, again using the jmfs iso but all to create backups of other programs in addition to the original programs on that drive, so i could free up space on my bolt and romio that now runs the hydra platform as that was the only way i could back anything up reliably but about a month ago I bought 2 3tb red drives and when I copied the original drive to one of the of the 3tb drives and then plugged that drive into the tivo unlike before before where it would update the software it became stuck so i put that drive in guided setup and that drive became stuck so I then ended up unplugging the drive and putting the original drive in to test it and when it connected to get guide information it kept failing to download any updates and guide information and kicking the tivo into restart i then wiped the 3tb red drive and then utilized jmfs iso to copy my 3tb green drive to the 3tb red drive which was the most recent drive I had used although the software updates are not perfect, and that worked although it took 3 days to complete on my laptop running usb 2.00 connections after that I decided to build my own custom built desktop which I have up and running but I want to merge all the original recordings back to my now reimaged 500 gig drive if possible first including trying to extract one copyrighted program that was on the 500 gig drive originally from the 4tb copied drive then copy the 500 gig to a bigger drive as even though the 4tb green drive seems to have the software working perfectly i am not sure it is as good as the image ggseiki sent me which I used to restore an uncorupted image to my 500 gig drive. I know I might sound a little nuts and went about things in an unconventional way and creative way but but these long replies and posts are from someone who is extremely frustrated with how tivo has treated their custumer base, they seem to have forgotten that thanks to guys like you and ggseiki,and your innovations from within these forums and the tivo comunity forum as whole, that thats what made me want to go out and buy the latest tivo model and then do things like stick a 6tb green drive in my romio and then affix a a 6tb red drive on top of my 4 tuner white bolt in 2017 and then use tivo desktop plus to back up my recordings but after I upgraded the romio and bolt to hydra a week or 2 later I regretted it and that's when after 6 months of retirement I started using my premier again, just to get recordings off of my other tivos as at the time tivo python was not out yet so I could even transfer recordings back to the premiere than 7 months ago my laptop i was using the hard drive failed when I was getting ready to download tivo python or py to work with my desktop plus so I coukd transfer recordings back, so now I am just starting to get the things working the way I like again with my new desktop and hopefully soon I will have my recovered data from my laptop drive so I can pull those tivo recordings from that drive into my e drive where I am now storing tivo recordings, I know it is a long reply but that is the situation I am dealing with and if mffs.3.2 can help me in any way as well as dvr barz I will be most grateful with getting things how they should be.
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    That is 1 long winded sentence that was hard to understand properly. No punctuation to separate each line or meaning. I got lost trying to read it.
     
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  3. gabrielstern

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    Sorry I forgot to put the comas in due to being exhausted,as I have been at it all day with configuring, the 500 gig drive,ggseiki guided me through with restoring the image,to the drive and backing up all the recordings I could and testing and making sure all the settings are correct on the drive, now in the process of restoring all the recordings, I could back up from one of the 3tb red drives to tivo desktop plus which took 6hrs to due, now in the process of restoring those recordings, then have to test to see if tivo online will work this time with trying to then deploy some of the recordings from the 500 gig drive over to my bolt without leaving an incomplete file structure, the joys of tivos crappy tivo online service which is all I can use on my bolt or romio now. Also that long reply was due to all the frustration with this tivo nonsense with the series 4 model going repeatedly to restart on and the problem seems to be with the original hard drives and the software, that is what is frustrating so many of us. That is the issue. So any assistance and fixes that could preserve the recordings would be greatly appreciated
     
  4. gabrielstern

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    Yes I used jmfs iso revision 4, 3 times from the original 500 gig drive once to a 4 tb and then once to a 3tb green drive the other 2 times using jmfs iso revision 4 I copied the 3tb green drive to 2 other red 3tb drives all to back up recordings from my other 2 tivos, but since my 4tb green drive seems to have the most complete and non corrupted software structure, of the copied drives I mentioned, can i use mffs 3.2 tools to add the 1 and a half terabytes missing from that drive without corrupting or messing up the recordings already on that drive, so the HD recording hours read what they should instead of 429 HD hours considering that drive was already expanded and super-sized, in the jmfs environment. That is my question.
     
  5. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    That makes like 5 posts that was harder to understand. It just seems you were just rambling on and on. Its not the commas that properly separate sentences, periods, and question marks do it.

    In your last post, about the only thing that made sense was 'That was my question.'

    In proper english, for example, I see oranges and apples and grapes and bananas, should be
    I see oranges, apples, grapes and bananas.
    Do you see oranges, apples, grapes or bananas?

    Best I can do of adding proper english grammar for better understanding.
     
  6. gabrielstern

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    I think it is best, if I revisit the issue of using mffs 3.2, to copy my 4tb green drive, that was expanded using jmffs and perhaps, I should copy that to a western digital red 4tb efrx drive, which i am able to get easily from a place, I use near me since it sounds like from what you were saying, it will automatically copy and expand the space at the same time, just need to finish the cleaning up the 5 other issues, I am dealing with such as geting the recordings and the structures restored properly to my 500 gig drive, then move some recordings temporarly to my romio, get some of the recordings back on the 4tb green drive and looking corectly, and then I will revisit with you, how to go about using mffs.3.2 to finish doing what I need to do with the 4tb drive again ggsieki was a big help with getting the image file on the 500 gig drive, and you have also been trying to help, but I now relize I am not at that point yet, with how to acheive, what I want to acheive with the 4tb green drive, which was the first and non corupted copy from the original 500 gig drive before the software began to get corrupted, but please understand, their will be a lot more frustated tivo users with the series 4 and the original hard drives and the software going bad, and it getting stuck in guided setup or constantly restarting every 5 minutes without downloading the program guide information, or updating the software, and may have 10 different issues going on at the same time. like me, which makes it more complicated and frustrating with trying to resolve them.
     
  7. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    I am getting a headache trying to read and understand you. From now on, I will ignore your posts.
     
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