I am trying to upgrade my HR10-250 HD Tivo. I am adding a 300 GB Seagate drive to the stock WD 250 GB. Using a lba48 boot CD and Weaknees instructions (mfsadd -r 4 -x .......), everything appears to work. The computer says it added 360 hours, new capacity 600+ hours. But when I put it back in the Tivo, it only shows the normal 30 hours HD and 200 hours SD. And I can disconnect the added drive and it still boots as normal, so it doesn't appear to have married the drives. What gives??
Update: I took out the new B drive, did a quick re-format, and did the process again. Same results, but this time I can't just remove the B drive, it won't boot up. So it seems like they are married now, but it still doesn't show the increased capacity on my Tivo. Any ideas??
The Seagate that I was adding had previously had a Tivo install on it, but I figured that by adding it to my HD Tivo that any old partition information would be overwritten, no problem.
I did have a problem when I tried to do the backup. I had both drives installed as master and slave, and my backup hard drive as secondrary slave. I wanted to backup as one step and do the add as a second step all in one shot. When I tried to to the backup, it hung on reading the source drive. So I removed the Seagate slave and successfully backed up my WD. Then I did the add.
Any chance that because the added drive had a previous install there was a problem?? All the partitions were "full" so there was nothing to add??
When I went back and did a quick reset, there were no partitions on the drive. But could I have used up my upgrade capacity and so the Tivo won't see it??
I'm confused. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. I assume that as a last resort I could restore from my image and start all over again, but I don't want to lose my recordings unless there is no other way.
Sometimes the mfsadd does not work if the drives are on the same IDE channel. Put the drives on seperate IDE channels and repeat the process. I had the same problem when I added a 250GB drive to my HR10-250.