Registered: Mar 2002
quote:Aha! I see I need to do a bit more looking around.
Originally posted by mrtickle
First - stop! Don't make the same mistake as others. If your total size is >140GB you HAVE to have the big drive as A and increase the swap size when you TiVoMad it. You have to have the little drive as drive B.
Secondly - it's pot luck whether the MFSbackup command with the flags will save the alphabet background from a 2-drive TiVo, AFAIK. So you can try it and do the backup, restore it to your new drive to test it, and see if you have the background. If so then it worked!
Is there indepth documentation of these processes anywhere? All the linked FAQs and HOWTOs are just step-by-step guides.
Alphabet background? Is that the background to the letter selector or something more fundamental? And, if it's just a missing file error, can't it just be copied from the original drives, or is that one fo the things we aren't allowed to talk about ?
Finally, does this mean that an MFSTools backup can be restored to any size drive and will use the entire size of that drive? I had got the impression that it would only use the initial size of the unexpanded TiVo on the A disk.
If this is the case, could I just get a 120 gig A disk, run it as a single disk system, and add a second drive later? Is there a hard limit (below, say, 240 gig *ahem*)?
Thanks for you help with this, I'd rather avoid making a horrible mistake
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