The MFS Live cd boots into a version of Linux, not DOS, although it is a command line interface, and not a Graphical User Interface.I've been away from the Tivo hacking for several years now and am having to relearn everything from scratch since I lost all my notes. I just restored a 1.5TB hard drive using an image from my original series3 hard drive using the lastest MFSlive for DOS. My image is on a PAT drive so I could not use WinMFS. The restore went fine except the new 1.5TB drive only reports up to 35 HD hours or 303 SD hours.
As I recall when using MFStools 2.0 there was a way to expand a drive like this to recoup the missing space. I think it was mfsadd or something. Is there a way to do this using MFSlive?
I'm totally baffled by all the mention of needing a hacked kernal and despite doing the recommended search on ************.com I cannot fathom how one changes the kernal since the ones offered for download are different than those mentioned in the link given on the MSlive forum.
I understand that currently I cannot use the full 1.5TB capacity but 35HD hours are unacceptable. Would appreciate some help with this problem.
WinMFS will work with both SATA and PATA drives provided you're running the program on a computer with the necessary hard drive controller. If you don't have any SATA ports, you can't use it on SATA drives (without some sort of adapter), and if you don't have PATA ports, you can't use PATA drives (without some sort of adapter).
mfslive.org has instructions for both the MFS Live cd and for WinMFS.
The mfsadd command is in the MFS Live cd version, although you can use the -x option of the restore command to get it to do the same thing.
If you made a backup with the old mfs tools, I think MFS Live can work with it, but WinMFS only works with backups made by WinMFS, and I don't think MFS Live can work with those.