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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by jmbach, Jan 21, 2014.
Does anyone have a 4tb image they can share?
Hhmm.. If dvrBARS can handle 2Tb now, then (theoretically) can we drop the (clean) 1Tb XL image onto a 2Tb, reassign partitions, expand/coalesce, fix divorce partition, SAVE as VHD image at this point. Then drop the 2Tb image on a 4tb, and do an expand/supersize. Would this expand to the remaining free space of the 4Tb?
Yes. If we do it that way, I would recommend dropping the 1TB image (assuming native and not expanded yet) on the 2TB and expanding and supersizing it. dd copy the image to the 4TB. Then copy and rearrange back to the 2TB. Coalesce the appropriate pair of partitions. Let the TiVo divorce (and update OS if need be) and then DvrBARS back up the image. Then that image can be restored to a 4TB drive and the expanded with the patched JMFS to 4TB.
Just to make it clear, the following steps is what you're suggesting.
1. Use dvrBARS with native 1Tb XL image to restore to a 2Tb drive
2. Use JMFS v1.05 to Expand & Supersize via guide.sh
3. Then use "dd if=/dev/sda2TDrive of=/dev/sdb4TDrive bs=4096"
4. Then "tivo_copy_rearranged.sh /dev/sdb4TDrive /dev/sda2TDrive 1 11 12 13 15 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 14 10"
5. Then "tivo_coalesce.sh /dev/sda2TDrive 12 13"
6. Put 2Tb drive back into Tivo and let it divorce/update/etc.
7. Use dvrBARS with updated 2Tb drive to backup new updated image.
8. Use new updated image on 4Tb drive(s), then JMFS v1.05 to expand.
When putting the drive in to let it update the software (required for >2TB), you should use the "zip00000/Tiny TiVo" trick I outlined in this post: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=10150292#post10150292 (post #55).
This will make the cleanest and smallest image possible, which will compress/zip down further.
I need to find all the posts I made about this trick and add that no cablecard should be installed (in addition to not having the coax-in connected), for best results, smallest image size, and for other reasons I've just found and verified twice.
I need little help.
On step 4 you have the 4tb first in the command line then the 2tb drive. Is that correct? The reason I ask, is in post 42. It looks like the IntermediateDrive (2TB)drive is first then the DestinationDrive (4TB) drive is 2nd.
I might just be confusing the two posts\processes, but thank you for helping me to understand.
It looks like ggieseke gave you a 2TB image already. So you will have to restore that image to a 2TB drive, let the TiVo update itself to the latest OS and then copy the drive over to the 4TB drive. Then need to get a modified version of JMFS to expand that image larger.
What would be the best way to copy the 2tb to the 4tb? There are no recordings to worry about.
thank you again
Just use JMFS (but the modified version) to do the copy and expand. The modified version is the iso made by cykotix.
I'm sorry, but is there someone that can really dumb down the steps here? I'm very lost.
What is your starting image and has it ever been modified before.
I'm using the original 2TB drive in my XL4. I'd like to replace it with a 4TB drive without losing my current recorded shows.
You need to use the modified version of JMFS in cykotix iso. Just run the guided procedure like the previous version of JMFS. Copy the 2TB to the 4TB followed by expansion (and supersize if you wish) Comer's version of JMFS will not expand any image larger than 1TB.
Color me stupid, and Google has failed me. I have NO idea where to download that version. Can someone point me in the right direction?
Wait, belay that... Is it this file --> mfs-rev105-krbaker-tivotools.iso
I went back and found that link. Wew. I figured if I couldn't even find the link, I was hosed for sure!
Are the new WD purple drives the same/as good as the old WD AV-GP drives ?
Yes that is the iso.
As far as the Purple drives, they have not developed a track record as the AV-GP drives have. If you are conservative, then I would go with the AV-GP drives.
I have an expanded 2tb. Can I just hook up the two drives and run the modified iso?
The answer is yes but you still have to do prep work. Since the drive is an already expanded drive to 2TB, that is in a sense your 2TB intermediate drive in the instructions cykotix outlined. So follow his instructions from the 2TB intermediate to the 4TB drive.
Thank you JMBach, I was finally able to do it. Thanks a lot.
There is one issue though, it keeps restarting. It would do it about every 20 minutes or so. I tried to do a manual update, it connected, downloaded and disconnected successfully, but it restarted as soon as it tried loading. I unplugged the ethernet cable and it hasn't restarted since. Is there a fix for this?
There was Tivo server side issue tonight, which your symptoms match.