1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Can I use a Premiere 4 drive in a Premiere?

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by Mike1973, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Mike1973

    Mike1973 New Member

    38
    0
    Feb 19, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Hi all,

    Just purchased a Premiere XL 2 tuner (TCD748000) without a HDD. At the same time, I am upgrading my Premiere 4 to a 2TB with jmfs. Could I just do another one and drop it in the 2 tuner and have it work or would I need an image from the 2 tuner to start with?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

    4,028
    12
    May 30, 2008
    I'm sending you a PM to a 748 image that you can use with DvrBARS. You would still have to expand it with jmfs if you want to go bigger than 1TB, but it's the correct image for that TiVo and includes the THX certification video.

    You could probably get by with a copy of the P4, but it will have to detect that it's the wrong software and download the correct OS. I know that has worked in the past going from a 746 to a 748 or P4, but I don't know if it has worked the other way.

    Greg
     
  3. Mike1973

    Mike1973 New Member

    38
    0
    Feb 19, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Thanks for the help, should be fun to play with!

     
  4. Mike1973

    Mike1973 New Member

    38
    0
    Feb 19, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    So if used a 2TB drive I would restore the image, then in jmfs I would have to do an expand followed by a supersize, correct?
     
  5. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

    4,028
    12
    May 30, 2008
    Correct.
     
  6. Mike1973

    Mike1973 New Member

    38
    0
    Feb 19, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Great, thanks again for the help!!
     
  7. willieb0359

    willieb0359 New Member

    14
    0
    Jun 13, 2013
    I have a TCD748000 w/2 TB wd hd and it is stuck in the welcome warmup screen the HD failed the extended test it said Fail 7 is there any where I can get an image for this unit.
     
  8. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

    4,028
    12
    May 30, 2008
    PM sent.
     
  9. gtland

    gtland New Member

    8
    0
    Jun 22, 2013
    Hi,

    I am new to the forum and am looking for image
    for my recently acquired TCD748000. The machine
    get stuck on the welcome screen and I guess the
    HD has been corrupted. could you pass me a link
    to an image if you still have it? much appreciated!

    Joe.
     
  10. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

    4,028
    12
    May 30, 2008
    Sent.
     
  11. gtland

    gtland New Member

    8
    0
    Jun 22, 2013
    Thanks! will try it out today.
     
  12. gtland

    gtland New Member

    8
    0
    Jun 22, 2013
    finally get it to work. the setup process takes like for ever.

    a side note, I used an old 1TB hard drive and it was not recogonized by the software at first. Then I delete all partitions, the software still complain not enough space and refuse to restore.

    Then I dd the vhd file to the disk, won't boot properly. hooked
    it up with my desktop again and Dvrbars restore successfully this time.

    is it possible to restore to a smaller hard drive such as 500GB ones? or even 160 GB?
     
  13. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

    4,028
    12
    May 30, 2008
    My goal for the next version is to be able to resize the MFS partitions, but for right now the drive you're restoring to has to be at least as big as the original drive and not one byte smaller.

    Shrinking a drive beyond very minor adjustments between two supposedly identical disks from different manufacturers may never make it in because it would involve a huge amount of code to find every reference to sectors beyond the end of the disk. Since 99.99% of the world wants more space, not less, it would be low priority.

    Personally, I can't imagine using a TiVo with less than 200-300 hours. They're expensive boxes, and a 160GB drive MIGHT give you 15-20 hours of HD.
     
  14. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

    1,556
    10
    Jan 1, 2009
    Might want to boot up a Linux cd (MFSLive or JMFS) and run hdparm on that 1TB drive to make sure there is not a hidden area of the drive that might need to be deleted.
     

Share This Page