[mythtv-users] How do I transfer recordings from old disk to new one?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Sun Sep 10 07:46:13 UTC 2006

On 9/10/06, Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm upgrading my system from FC3 with a 80GB disk to a fresh install
> of FC5 on a brand new 320GB disk. I'm just about there, but I can't
> work out how to transfer the recordings off my old hard disk onto the
> new one. My plan was:
> 1) Put both disks in and boot off the new one with the old disk as a
> slave.
> 2) Mount the xfs partition on the old disk.
> 3) Copy the recordings frmo there onto the new disk.
> I thought I could boot off the new disk with the old one as a slave
> but whenever I boot with both disks in I get "Read-only file system"
> errors on boot up and then the boot hangs on "Starting system logger".
> It doesn't seem to matter which is primary or which one I boot off -
> if they're both in there this is what happens.

If you are using ide drives have you set the jumpers right so your bios sees
both disks?

Any ideas how to get around this?
> (Also, an off topic, much less important question - my new disk is
> 320GB but shows up as 305GB when I do a "df -h". How come? Is it a
> 1024 vs 1000 thing?)

Yes. Hard drives are measured as 1 GB = 1000 X 1000 X 1000 bytes. Instead of
1024 x 1024 x 1024.

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