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Posted by mr396 on 06-24-2004 06:26 AM:

Upgrade did not expand capacity

I have Series 2 Tivo originally with a 40hr single drive system. I upgraded it to a single drive 80GB and then later added a second 120GB drive to take it up to 232hrs of recording capacity all using the tools supplied in this forum. This has worked great and appreciate the work everyone provided to make this so simple. I am now replacing the 80GB drive(the "A" drive) with a 120GB to make it a 2 drive system with a total of 240GB of recording capacity.

I followed all the Hinsdale instructions using Upgrade Config #4 From a Dual drive system to a New A drive and preserve recordings. I used the dd command (like it stated in the instructions). It did copy 80GB drive over to the 120GB just fine saying 76,xxx records in as well as out. I put both drives back in Tivo to test it out and it worked. I then put both drives back in the PC to expand the capacity and marry the drives by using the mfsadd -x command. This is where I run into a snag. For some reason it gives me a message saying there is nothing to add. The exact message is "Current estimated standalone size is 223 hrs - Nothing to add!" The only two drives in the PC at the time were the two 120Gb drives. When I boot-up using MFStools with the two drives in the PC it correctly reports the size of both drives as 120GB so it does not appear to be a matter of a locked drive.

Can anyone tell me what to do here to expand the capacity to use all 240GB? Is there a max number of upgrades you can do in Series 2 Tivo's?

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