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  • #16
    Are you sure your platform is 64bit.

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    • #17
      Yeah it's 64 bit. Otherwise it wouldn't work at all.

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      • #18
        Bump for help!

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        • #19
          You can't upgrade to 2.4 from 2.3. Stay with 2.3

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          • #20
            Ok, staying with 2.3

            I updated makemkv to 1.10.9 using instructions as here - https://www.vortexbox.org/forum/supp...?p=178#post178

            Since then ripping is giving errors. It says "folder already exists" and "no tracks above 120 secs" and immediately ejects the disc and makes a folder with a weird alphanumeric name. The same disc was being ripped just fine with 1.10.4 or whatever that shipped with the VB 2.3 I have downloaded a long time back.

            Any suggestions? I believe its better to have 1.10.8 or greater since it has support for UHD discs.

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            • #21
              Woe is me!

              So I am trying to make do with v2.3 but it wont let me add a second disk to storage. It does not recognize the command "config_lvm_drive.sh /dev/sdb"

              Btw the instructions on this page use a sprinkling of sdb and sdb1 - http://wiki.vortexbox.org/how_do_i_a...o_my_vortexbox

              Shouldn't all the references be to sdb if the second drive is recognized as sdb???
              A little help would be very greatly appreciated.

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              • #22
                the wiki instructions are I believe for vb2.4. have you tried looking at the old wiki which has snapshots saved at wayback machine. you can also try using wayback machine to find some old forum posts about expanding storage.

                start here
                https://web.archive.org/web/20111228...our-vortexbox/

                I am still on VB2.3, but I have only expanded storage, on 2 occasions, adding a new 2TB drive each time. That of course is not the same as simply adding a new drive for storage when you don't have "any" storage yet. There is something in the back of my mind about 2tb being the max size drive to do this "easily". I think you have to use gparted in the process if you want to use a drive larger than 2tb. probably not much help to you I am afraid but using a 6tb drive is not commonplace so not may people will have experience of doing that

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by tusken View Post
                  start here
                  https://web.archive.org/web/20111228...our-vortexbox/

                  I am still on VB2.3, but I have only expanded storage, on 2 occasions, adding a new 2TB drive each time. That of course is not the same as simply adding a new drive for storage when you don't have "any" storage yet. There is something in the back of my mind about 2tb being the max size drive to do this "easily". I think you have to use gparted in the process if you want to use a drive larger than 2tb. probably not much help to you I am afraid but using a 6tb drive is not commonplace so not may people will have experience of doing that
                  Thanks for your help. Yes, the instructions I tried were for 2.4 and don't work with 2.3

                  I am simply not aware what wayback machine means and how to use it to access old posts (prior to the VB forum once crashing and deleting all posts, IIRC)

                  Btw I think you are misunderstanding my requirement - I also want to do the same thing that you have done, which is expand my existing storage to span 2 physical disks. I am not adding a new drive because I dont have any storage. Even the instructions in the link you provide are for the latter case I believe.

                  Anything you can do to help out is greatly appreciated!

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                  • #24
                    BUMP! For HELP!

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                    • #25
                      Possible for someone to help me with this please?

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                      • #26
                        Bump for help!!

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                        • #27
                          This may help. -
                          https://web.archive.org/web/20151229...orageExpansion
                          https://web.archive.org/web/20150316...twodiskinstall

                          I know I used the Storage Expansion how-to successfully a few years ago to add 4TB drives to two Vortex Boxes (VBs). As far as I can remember, I went through the instructions first and had a second window open and googled each instruction to check what it did and the parameters. Some had changed as Fedora updated and one or two you had to use a different option for the over 2TB disks.

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                          • #28
                            extremeaudio: have you been able to follow the instructions that Wirunna linked to?

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                            • #29
                              There is no way to do that. You need to install 2.4 from scratch.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by agillis View Post
                                There is no way to do that. You need to install 2.4 from scratch.
                                But a fresh 2.4 installation is not creating the storage partition as required, right?!? What should I do?

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