Computer Repair Tech
I have a Hughes SD-DVR40 that I have upgraded from the original 40GB to a 120GB. I then upgraded from 120GB to TWO 160GB but this was before the 6.2 software came out so it's actually only TWO 137GB. I tried to upgrade one more time by taking the TWO 160GB pair and transferring to a 300GB single drive but it failed and said I didn't have a large enough target. 160+160=320 instead of 137+137=274 I suppose is why it failed. So, I tried again using a 400GB single as the target but got a different error I believe something about wanting a pair of drives as the target. Sorry I don't have much info but I tried so many methods it's driving me nuts! The problem I have with connecting 2 target drives is there are not enough IDE connectors in my PC. I need to boot from the CD and that takes up 1 of the IDE's leaving only 3 left. My PC also has a built-in Ultra/ATA controller but the MFSTOOLS2 CD must not have support because I do not see any drives connected there. To make this even more complicated, I am trying to save the 100+ movies, etc. on the source pair of drives otherwise I would simply use my original 40GB image and expand it onto the 400GB and 300Gb pair giving me a bunch of recording time. As a last ditch effort I even hooked up a hard drive I have running Fedora Core 2 Linux and copied all the MFSTOOLS2 info over to it but it didn't like the commands. I did this because I CAN boot to Linux installed on a hard drive connected to the Ultra/ATA connector leaving all 4 IDE connectors available for all 4 drives. Is it possible to burn the MFSTOOLS2 image to a spare hard drive rather that a CD? If so, then that should allow me to boot. I am stumped at this point. Thanks in advance for any help!