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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by jcostom, Mar 30, 2010.
It should work for EVDS. Get DOS version - your Windows won't matter
Thanks for input. I updated post. The USB copy to which I was referring was using USB cables and enclosures to clone the drives as most Macs do not have accessible SATA ports (maybe mac pro?) I tried to make that clearer in the body of the text.
Got it. I think I'd rephrase that one line to say something like "
if using USB adapters or dock to copy drive)
and it wouldn't be isolated to a Mac as you can do the same with a PC. Otherwise, perfect! Nicely done.
Only thing I see for DOS is Data Lifeguard.
Sorry, I was thinking about diagnostic tool as someone else asked about checking the drive before using it
The wdidle is for DOS only, so you need to get a bootable DOS disk.
If anyone here could post the image for the Premiere, that would be great. I suck at Linux, and would have a hard time trying to figure out what to do. On my THD, I just used WinMFS and it worked great. Thanks.
You don't have to "unsuck" at Linux to use jmfs It's guided, so you only need to answer questions and make a choice in plain English
Wow, that sucked... So in order to use the wdidle3 tool to turn off the intellipark on my 20EARS I had to boot my main computer with a DOS disc with the tool on it. The problem was, my A7N8X-Deluxe 2.0 board needed a hacked bios to recognize > 1TB drives. Otherwise the boot sequence would just hang. Supposedly the SiI3112 drivers in the ASUS bios were bad, so, I had to flash the BIOS to this new hacked 1.008-E BIOS, some guy cobbled together. http://www.moonfest.com/bios/asus.htm
I finally got it to run, but the Award BIOS flash told me to press F1 to reset and the computer didn't reboot quite right and I was afraid I had bricked my computer. So I got it to finally boot, I ran the wdidle3 tool, and am I am FINALLY using Comer's JMFS tool. Holy s4!t, finding the issue with the drive > 1TB was maddening. Now my BIOS settings are all wonky too! The copy is cranking away, so I am happy, but finding the root cause of the computer hanging ALMOST put me over the edge. So the upshot is I have my Tivo upgraded but my computer now won't recover from going into 'sleep' mode... (sigh) more junk to 'tinker' with...
How would I go about doing that? What EXACTLY do I need to do? lol
hotoru did exactly what you ask just recently and described it. Check out this post.
All right, I *THINK* I've got it lol Does it matter WHICH version of DOS I download?
My Premiere was setup yesterday with a Cablecard thanks to Comcast, which thankfully went off without a hitch.
I also received my WD20EARS from Amazon with a manufacture date of Sept 14, 2010. I don't have access to a PC, so I can't disable the Intellipark, but hopefully with the newly manufactured drive it won't be an issue.
I am planning on doing the upgrade in the next few days from my iMac and will post the results.
I believe you would be ok with most later versions. I used a Win ME boot disk
Uggh, what a mess. Sounds similar (but worse) than my woes trying to run the WDidle3. I think the battery on the MOBO was dead. I kept getting a CMOS checksum error. I would have to re configure the bios and boot order every time I shut off to reboot as would forget all the changes and send the date back to Jan 2000 :-o. Was able to get to boot to an old emergency Win 98 boot floppy but would hang when initializing the SATA bus when WD20EARS was attached. What I get for trying to do update with a 6 year old box ;-) In the end, I talked a friend to letting me use his newer build. Once I was able to disable the IDLE timer rest was a piece of cake (Thanks to Comer's ISO file).
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I'd much rather deal with windows ME than their current abortion. I can't turn a Windows PC on without it dominating my computer for the first few minutes looking for updates.
I just bought a new laptop and I would have bought an Apple had it not been for the 100% price premium to buy an Apple laptop over a Windows PC.
Borrowing an internet meme...
UR DOIN IT WRONG (in a helpful/sarcastic way)
I've setup two very, very low end laptops with Win7 in the past year, and neither is dominated by "updates" after boot up.
Maybe get use something like CCleaner and get rid of all the BS crapware and the 3rd party startup programs that check for updates.
edit: meant to be helpful, not a jackss
Really…ME is better than W7? I'd heard Vista was a ME reincarnation, but I thought W7 was doing pretty good, no? I've used it and thought it was quite a step forward…certainly not perfect but as good as XP at least.
I do know what you mean about updates and the like though…I still maintain our church's computers and my wife's HP laptop that she has to use for work. I used to build PC's in fact but just came to hate all of the problems. Turn the computer on and walk away for a while so it can do its thing. What a nightmare.
I was also of the same opinion about Apple until I had had enough of the Windows OS and all of the associated problems and costs to get things working and keep them going. I used Linux for a while but finally switched to Apple and have never ever once looked back. The "price premium" is such a myth it's not funny. I used to love Windows (remember how great Windows 3.1 was?) Our household has been Windows free for a several years now and we couldn't be happier. The whole Apple Vs Windows thing is OT here, but any time you want to PM me I can show you how much money and time you can actually save by switching to a Mac…real dollars, real time. Really.
Anyway, I'm very happy that you were able to get your Premiere upgrade sorted out…I'll be following along with your and Comer's valuable step-by-step walk through to upgrade our PXL soon!
On that subject - when doing your upgrade, could you run "mfslayout" and post the result, please? I am very curious how PXL disk is structured