Hi - This evening, I attempted to upgrade my DirecTivo RCA DVR40 to a 120 GB hard drive. I used mfsbackup and mfsrestore (with -x) with no errors. Now, with the large hard drive in, following the "Welcome" screen, I get to a screen that just flickers. When I put the original HD in, everything works fine.
The new drive is set to "master" and the cables look ok.
Thanks. I did that, on my first and second attempts. The 3rd attempt, I tried the "mfsbackup -Tao - /dev/hda /dev/hdb | mfsrestore -s 127 -xzpi - /dev/hdc" to make an exact copy. It too said it completed successfully, but it still won't boot.
Thanks again for replying. Hopefully, we'll figure it out...
When copying the whole disk try dd with dma enabled then let it boot fully once then expand it using mfsadd or TivoMad. I've had occasional problems like yours and sometimes have to take the long route to save the recordings.
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