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Anonymous
June 11, 2005 1:14:08 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

I have recently copied the hard drive from one dtivo (Phillips DSR704
with replacement drive to ) to use in another. The tivo boots up fine
with the copy, but I am unable to record.

I used the "dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb" command to copy the drive. I
have not resized the drive with mfstools(the original is a 120Gb drive,
while the new drive is a 160Gb, so it still reports 120Gb) because it
was the hacks that I wanted to copy, not the size.

Any clue as to what's going on? And, what needs to be done to enable
recording on the second machine.

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Anonymous
June 11, 2005 11:32:43 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

I had this problem with a drive I ordered. Basically the Tivo knows
you've moved the drive I believe that a S/N from the Mb gets copied
to the drive so they are "married". If you do a guided set up all should
be ok.
"Jim in MO" <JEBradley@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have recently copied the hard drive from one dtivo (Phillips DSR704
> with replacement drive to ) to use in another. The tivo boots up fine
> with the copy, but I am unable to record.
>
> I used the "dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb" command to copy the drive. I
> have not resized the drive with mfstools(the original is a 120Gb drive,
> while the new drive is a 160Gb, so it still reports 120Gb) because it
> was the hacks that I wanted to copy, not the size.
>
> Any clue as to what's going on? And, what needs to be done to enable
> recording on the second machine.
>
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