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Need an image? Don't PM me. :)

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by rcobourn, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Mar 25, 2008 #1 of 2374
    rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    If you need to reimage a TiVo for hard drive repair or storage upgrade:

    Turn-key solutions are available from a sponsor of this forum, DVRUpgrade

    If you want to go the do-it-yourself route, here is your best bet: drop by #tivo on EFnet. Check the topic for instructions, or just ask for what you are looking for. Be patient. If someone has it, they'll respond, eventually.


    Please also use this thread to post requests for any images I can't point you to.

    The old thread can be read here.
     
  2. Mar 26, 2008 #2 of 2374
    ciper

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    I suggest everyone visit the #tivo channel on efnet even if you dont need an image.


    rcobourn: Who do we have to thank for that bot? Its quite useful
     
  3. Mar 27, 2008 #3 of 2374
    rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    Some out of date information removed here to avoid confusion.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2008 #4 of 2374
    n2gadgts

    n2gadgts TiVo Rocks

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    Went to EFNet and put in #tivo for the chatroom and my name in the nickname and it wouldn't connect. I'm looking for a image to a TCD540040. I bought this unit at a yard sale and would like to get it working.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2008 #5 of 2374
    Da Goon

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    I guess you didn't pay too much attention after typing !image.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2008 #6 of 2374
    Da Goon

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    Yeah... at the top next to Status #TiVo.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2008 #7 of 2374
    rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    More old information removed.
     
  8. Apr 14, 2008 #8 of 2374
    rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    Here is a perhaps better web client to try: TiVo Chat

    Look for your response to !image in a separate tab.
     
  9. Apr 15, 2008 #9 of 2374
    tivoupgrade

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    :mad:

    The FTP site and credentials being handed out by that IRC-bot leads to pirated copies of almost every software product I have developed and licensed in the past five years.

    Our sponsorship here is supposed to increase awareness, and potential sales of our products, not enable bootlegging.

    We cannot afford to sponsor these forums, pay our employees, and keep our families fed when people are doing this sort of thing.

    Whoever is doing this, please stop!

    Thanks,

    Lou
     
  10. Apr 15, 2008 #10 of 2374
    rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    I'll make sure there is no link to that repository until they clean anything out of there that shouldn't be there.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2008 #11 of 2374
    ciper

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    A list of offending files would be useful.
     
  12. Apr 15, 2008 #12 of 2374
    rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    It looks like they are cleared out now.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2008 #13 of 2374
    discore

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    #tivo on Efnet didn't have any useful information in the topic so I sent over an email, thanks!
     
  14. Apr 29, 2008 #14 of 2374
    discore

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    Hey finding Tivo images seems to be sort of a hassle. Your primary FTP is offline and the backup (gotdns.org) didn't have a SVR-2000 image.

    I had one from like 6 years ago but it was the old Tivo software with no native support for the NIC. So instead of performing the hackery required to get the ancient image working over the network (no landline), I was able to do a "Clear and Reset Everything" on the drive I was replacing and create a brand new image. Thankfully I was only replacing it due to excessive noise; a full crash would have left me with a whole set of annoyances.

    Anyway, that's my tale of woe, and in the spirit of helping others out who are in similar situations (do a search for SVR-2000 on these forums and check out how many people have needed images), I have hosted a copy of the Tivo 3.0 software for Sony SVR-2000s at:

    http://discore.org/tivo/tivoimage-svr2000-v3.0-30hour-20080428.bak

    It has been tested and works fine for me. Made with mfstools v2 if that's important.

    Delete my post, ban me, sue me, whatever, just let it be known that the above link is very fast and will work for a very long time so take it if you need it and tell others who need it. I suggest the people who run the FTPs from this thread grab it as well. Stan had one in his old thread apparently but a PM went answered.

    Finally, the part of the post that won't get deleted, you can email discore [@] gmail [.] com and I'll send you the link within a couple days or so (no fancy autoreplies unfortunately).

    Enjoy and keep it real my fellow oldschool SVR-2000 hackers.
     
  15. Apr 29, 2008 #15 of 2374
    tivoupgrade

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    Or, consider supporting one of TiVo Community Forum's sponsors or advertisers.

    Also consider joining the TiVoCommunity Club for special discounts and other offers.
     
  16. Apr 29, 2008 #16 of 2374
    natepenn

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    hmm so if I added a drive to my series 2 and then took that drive away and now the original drive won't work, can I just reinstall the original disk image?
     
  17. Apr 29, 2008 #17 of 2374
    tivoupgrade

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    If you added a drive to your Series2, then the two drives become 'married' meaning that one will not work without the other without additional modifications being made.

    So, the answer to your question is 'yes' - you would need to reinstall your original disk image onto the original drive; presumably, you made your backup using MFStools, yes? If so, use the MFStools on this boot CD to restore the image onto the drive of your choice (but first you should run full manufacturer's diagnostics on the target drive to ensure that it is OK).
     
  18. Apr 29, 2008 #18 of 2374
    natepenn

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    I made a backup using the MFSTools boot disc, but I don't think it worked. I did download instantcake-tcd540040-std.iso though, can I use that? Noob question: how do I load the disc image onto the original drive exactly?
     
  19. Apr 29, 2008 #19 of 2374
    tivoupgrade

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    Is that what you have, a TCD540 unit? Did you follow the instructions in the README (also attached to your order)?
     
  20. Apr 29, 2008 #20 of 2374
    natepenn

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    yes I have a 540040 unit. Not sure which read me files you speak of.
     

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