The Hard-Drive in my DTivo Phillips DSR7000 seemed to be on it's way out, recordings were starting to freeze. Before a complete failure I decided to image the drive to a new hard drive using MFS Tools. I used the command:
This failed with a seek error before it even started. I figure I was SOL now, so I popped the new drive in the Dtivo. I was just curious if it would boot with a partially copied image. To my suprise it booted and appears to be working now. Most of the recording didn't work so I did a Clear and Erase. This took about 2.5hrs. The original drive was 40GB and the new is 80GB. The Tivo only sees 40GB, I guess the expand never happened during the original mfsbackup/mfsrestore. One wierd thing is the background on the main DirecTV Central screen is black but everything else seems to work properly. Any ideas on why this would be?
I'm still debating if I want to do an mfsadd -x or just count my blessings that it is working at all.
My parents have a DTivo as well but a different Phillips model. Can I copy an image from it to mine or do the models need to match exactly?
Any help or suggestions that anyone can offer would be appreciated I'm new at this.