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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by weaknees, Nov 4, 2003.
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Hey thanks weaknees,
I finally got around to upgrading my SVR2000 yesterday, the upgrade went relativity smoothly after I finally got started. I'm now the proud owner of a 144hr SVR2000.
BTW why does the MFSTools disk not support the cyrix 6x86 chips? I tried to do the upgrade on an old PC I had laying around but I got a Kernel Panic message saying I needed a Pentium chip to run the upgrade.
It was quite a pain to unhook my wife's Pentium 3 PC to do the upgrade.
Again many thanks
PLease update this tool for the HR10-250 HD DirecTivo.
Working on it - but we don't have the full set of answers for that unit yet. When we do, we'll update this.
I am in the middle of replacing my 2 drive Phillips HDR612 with a single drive of 160 gigs. The machine freezes up every two to three days so I will replace the drives to see if that fixes it. Anyway, I am going the backup route, and I am leaving the new drive off the PC for now and just trying to backup the TiVo OS, no stored video, just the OS.
I had to unlock both drives and that went OK.
Now, when I try to mount the hda volume to receive the backup, it comes back with:
FAT:Bogus logical sector size 64543
VFS:Can't find a valid fat filesystem on dev 03:00
MOUNT:you must specify the filesystem type.
I rebooted into windows XP and the properties window shows the disk as FAT32. It's a 40gig drive with a C: and D: partition. There is about 19gigs free space between both partitions. Am I doing something wrong? Where will the backup file actually reside?
Also, just for your info, as Linux is booting up, there is a lot of stuff appearing on the screen, and the info about the Tivo drives is there as it's comming up, but when it's all done booting, that info about the size of the tivo disk is NOT in the pageable file that your directions indicate. Using shift pgup or down, that info is nowhere to be found. That might be confusing as it's not available at that time (at least on my system).
So, can you help with the mount problem?
Thanks very much,
I haven't dealt with DOS drives with multiple partitions for a while, so I'm a little rusty here, but try this:
mount /dev/hda2 /mnt
and also try that with 3 and 4 and see if that helps Linux find your FAT partitions.
Thanks for the reply, Michael. I think I tried 2, and that also failed. I'll try 3 and 4 to see what happens.
If this keeps failing, then I'll have to go ahead without the backup and just dump the OS to the new disk.
My new disk is brand new, never been powered up. Do I need to do anything to the new disk or will the software take care of it automatically?
You don't need to prepare the new disk in any way other than that specified in the instructions.
Actually your D: drive is probably hda5.
Before I give up trying to use this guide, can someone tell me if there's a way to use it on a previously upgraded SAT-T60? I'm replacing two 120GB drives,that seem to be on the verge of failing, with two new 120GB drives.
That'll work - just add the second drive designation into the backup strings, assuming you aren't trying to save recordings. If you are, you should look at the other guide for more detailed info on recovering from failing drives.
Thanks for the suggestions, Michael, it turns out that I was able to use hda5 as the mount point. Then the backup and restore went fine. I ended up with 165 hours on the machine with one drive. I powered it up and it seems to be fine as I was able to go to the messages and now playing menus. I'll check out the recording functions and everything else later.
Again, thanks for the help, your instructions are superb! As well as the software system.
Thanks! Glad to hear it's working.
Thanks to Robert S. for the hda5 suggestion as well. It seems that the backup file did appear on the D: partition of the hda disk (as seen by Linux).
Useful info in case anyone else does a backup on the C: drive that has multiple partitions.
I currently have an RCA DVR40 and will be removing the 40 GB drive and adding either and 80 GB or 120 GB drive. Any recommendations on a make and model of drive to achive maximum performance?
You will see comments all over the forums about people with one drive preference or another. We use and recommend Maxtor QuickView drives and have been extremely pleased. We have used desktop drives in the past, and have found that failure rates have dropped significantly since we moved to the QuickViews.
Will this work if my original hd is dead? I have a maxtor 160 gig drive that I was using for the secondary drive in tivo. Can I switch it to a single drive using just the second drive or do I still need to find a new image file for the drive?
You would need to reformat the drive as a single-drive replacement. We can help you with this if you'd like or you can find folks here who will provide you with an image.
Will IstantCake provide me with the proper image? I have no problem paying for the image or disc. The only problem with instantcake is it take a week to get the disc.
I have been without Tivo for almost 24 hours and I am getting the shakes bad!!!! Now I know what Addicts go through, going cold turkey!
Is there anywhere to download the cd for instantcake. I have a fast broadband connection, so large files are no problem?
Thanks for you knowledge!
Hi, I'm having a problem I haven't seen here. I've tried the Hinsdale instructions and I've tried the weaknees wizard, and I get the same error.
I have an HDVR2 which I had previously upgraded with two 120GB drives. One died the other night, and the 240GB capacity made Tivo very slow, so I figure I'll go back to just the one 120GB drive. So I pull them both, toss the dead one, and figure I'll find an HDVR image somewhere I can put on the remaining drive.
I get an HDVR image, and change the filename from HDVR***.mfs to tivo.bak, just so I'm following instructions literally. I put the Tivo drive on the secondary slave connection, with my C drive (WinXP) on the primary master. Using weaknees' instructions, here's what happens:
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt seems to go fine because the dir /mnt command in linux shows a bunch of directories and files that for the most part actually can be seen in my c: root.
mfrsrestore -a 127 -zxpi /mnt/tivo.bak /dev/hdd
-- No such file or directory.
Same error with the Hinsdale instructions. I know tivo.bak is at c: root.
MFStools is reading both my disks at the correct size. I don't know what could be wrong here. Any thoughts? I'm 72 hours without Tivo now, so step lively please Thanks!