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mfryd said:
There is ONE problem. About every three days, the unit hangs. The screen just freezes. The power light does turn yellow when I press buttons on the remote, but both local and remote buttons are ignores.
You might have an improperly initialized swap, if you restored with a -s value > 127. Here's one way to check. If that's the problem, you'll need to pull the drive and initialize swap with tpip as described here.
 

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I tried tpip, and tpip reported that it wrote a level 1 header.

I'm pretty sure it did something, becuase now when I boot the HDVR2, and look at the log files it says that the swap header isn't recognized (previously it said the header was bad).

Does the 6.2 DirecTV kernel recognize the new level 1 format swap header? Does anyone actually have a working HDVR2 with more than 127MB of swap?

My current plan is to mfsbackup | mfsrestore everything to a new 300GB drive, but to use -s 127 on the mfsrestore. The problem is that this takes about 30 hours on my old PC. The first time I copied it, mfsrestore failed with an out-of-memory error as it was finishing up (I am now trying again with more memory).

The reason I'm using tpip 1.1, is becuase that's the version included on the mfstools boot CD I have.

Thanks again for everyone's help.
Yes, the 6.2 kernel can use v1 swap. You sure you included --swapped on the tpip command line? Attach the kernel log to a post so we can diagnose further.

If you can enable dma on the disks, it will probably make the mfsbackup/mfsrestore transfers go much faste. Try "hdparm -d1 /dev/hda" and repeat for the other disk(s).
 
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