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3v0
12-07-2003, 09:10 PM
Phillips Series I SA
Only disk is an 80 gig maxtor.

Unit started to be unstable about a month ago but
was ok if one did not run tyserver or tyindex.

About three days ago it went down (power removed)
but it did not make it all the way back up. Reboots
during the "Almost there" (?) grey screen. It I telnet
in and kill myworld that stops the reboot cycle. So it
seems that myworld is crashing... part of the log
follows. It seems that there is disk access problems.

Some questions:
What can I do to try to get some of the recorded material
off the unit to another tivo. Seem to recall using some
method that used mysql? Does anyone know that it was ?

Any ideas regarding the problem. Unless I get a suggestion
I will move the disk to a PC and run the maxtor diag tools
MaxBlast IIRC.


I couldpost the diff between the ill tivo's log and a good one
if that would be of help.


3v0

Yeah I should have move the suff while the machine was
still up.

---- PART OF LOG -------
(none) kernel: rc.sysinit is complete
(none) kernel: MCP startup complete
(none) kernel: IDE: calling handler with dma_running, altstat=0x51
(none) kernel: IDE: read command for sector 1055968 bailed with DMA running
(none) kernel: hda: unexpected_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error
}
(none) kernel: hda: unexpected_intr: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }, secCnt=0
, LBAsect=1055968
(none) kernel: Stopping immediate on Ide
(none) kernel: hda: tivo_dma_intr_direct: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete
Error }
(none) kernel: hda: tivo_dma_intr_direct: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }, sec
Cnt=0, LBAsect=1055968
(none) kernel: IDE: DMA in a strange state
(none) kernel: FPGA callback with DMA not running - delayed interrupt?
(none) kernel: tcp_keepalive: call keepopen(0x8078c040)
(none) kernel: About to check tasks for tty to shutdown
(none) kernel: This one's (141) goin' down

-----end log -----------------------------------------------------

fixn278
12-07-2003, 10:22 PM
You may be able to get the recording off by using mfs_ftp

3v0
12-12-2003, 01:09 PM
It is fixed.

There was enough wrong with the bits on the disk that
after a few hours of attempting to patch things together
I gave up. The programs were unrecoverable.

Ran the maxtor powernax disk test.
It found an unrecoverable CRC error but was unable to fix it.
Ran the low level format.
Ran the disk test again and it found an error and fixed it.

Used mfstools_2 to restore backup made when I upgraded
to current disk.

Thanks

David Bought
12-12-2003, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by 3v0
It is fixed.

There was enough wrong with the bits on the disk that
after a few hours of attempting to patch things together
I gave up. The programs were unrecoverable.

Ran the maxtor powernax disk test.
It found an unrecoverable CRC error but was unable to fix it.
Ran the low level format.
Ran the disk test again and it found an error and fixed it.

Used mfstools_2 to restore backup made when I upgraded
to current disk.

Thanks

Keep a close eye on it because there's a good chance it will start developing errors again.