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

  1. Nov 18, 2011 #701 of 2374
    LisaDayAnderson

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    What I'm talking about is tic324 wordpress com/]this odd piece of garbage Please have a look at the text, what's with all those confusing capital letters all over the place? :|
     
  2. Nov 18, 2011 #702 of 2374
    unitron

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    Are you quite certain you are inquiring in the correct place?

    Does what you are asking have anything to do with a TiVo Digital Video Recorder?

    If so, which model, and what's wrong?
     
  3. Nov 19, 2011 #703 of 2374
    frogsmasha

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    Anyone know of a link/ftp to the Philips DSR6000r01 image? I don't know where to look. I've exhausted google.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2011 #704 of 2374
    mherman33

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    I am looking for an image for hard drive for my TCD648250B.
    Any help would be appreciated~!
    Thanks.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2011 #705 of 2374
    wrader

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    any help would be grand!
     
  6. Nov 23, 2011 #706 of 2374
    lillevig

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    Is that a Series3 HD XL? If so, I think that the regular S3HD image will work. I'll PM you a link.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2011 #707 of 2374
    unitron

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    It might work just enough to cause problems later.

    Better to hold out for the real thing.

    wrader, what's wrong with your original drive?
     
  8. Nov 25, 2011 #708 of 2374
    killme

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    Looking for an image for TCD652160. My upgraded drive still boots, but it's dying (menus get slow and I have to reboot). When I made a truncated copy and restore it to a new drive the TiVo boots, but it says it's unactivated. When I try to connect to TiVo service it reboots. Your assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.
     
  9. Nov 25, 2011 #709 of 2374
    unitron

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    PM sent, but...

    What kind of subscription do you have?

    Where's the original 160GB drive and what kind of shape is it in?

    Tell me about that upgraded drive, brand, model, size, how you got the image on it from the original drive...

    Do you use the HD with a tuning adapter for SDV cable?

    Have you closely inspected the capacitors on the power supply for even the slightest sign on swelling or bulging?

    Go look at the picture steve614 posted in this thread

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=479176

    A flaky or marginal power supply can cause all sorts of symptoms.
     
  10. Nov 25, 2011 #710 of 2374
    killme

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    It's a lifetime subscription. I don't have the original drive. I bought the TiVo on eBay and it was already upgraded. The drive is a Western Digital WD10EACS 1TB. I don't have a tuning adapter. The capacitors look normal. Thanks again for the help.
     
  11. Nov 25, 2011 #711 of 2374
    unitron

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    You mention restoring to a new drive. If you mean one other than the WD, what brand, model, size?
     
  12. Nov 25, 2011 #712 of 2374
    boroarke

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    Anyone have a tcd140060 image they could let me use? TiVo just died this morning. Thank you in advance for any help!

    Happy Holidays!
     
  13. Nov 25, 2011 #713 of 2374
    drcliffy

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    I also found a cold turkey this morning. :eek: My tivo of 8 years also died. Looking for tivo image tivo series 2 serial number TCD540040. Any help would be loved!
     
  14. Nov 25, 2011 #714 of 2374
    killme

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    I actually have several of these WD10EACS drives so I'll be restoring to same model and size as the one that's failing. I ran MFSCOPY in WINMFS and it got a pretty good ways into copying the media partition and then in Task Manager I could see it performing reads, but it wasn't doing any writes.

    So I took the partially restored drive and surprisingly it booted just fine. I recorded Live TV and it played back just fine. I plan to do a kickstart 57 since the copying process did get interrupted, but at the moment it's working great.

    I also put the downloaded image on a third drive and tried it just to make sure it works and it booted into Guided Setup so that's good. Thanks for that.

    I'll perform the kickstart after the TiVo finishes recording some shows tonight.
     
  15. Nov 26, 2011 #715 of 2374
    unitron

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    I had one up at SendSpace but it aged out from not enough people downloading it often enough. I'll try to get it uploaded to DropBox in the next day or two, and I'll let you know when I do.
     
  16. Nov 26, 2011 #716 of 2374
    unitron

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    I think the 140 can use a 240 image, and I can upload a 24008A image to DropBox in a couple of days. It'll require at least a larger than average 80GB drive to restore to (it came on a Maxtor that's a little fatter, LBA-wise, than the WD 80GB)

    There's some previous discussion around this site, not necessarily just this thread, about the compatibility or lack thereof between and amongst the 130, 140, and 240 S2s, so go research to see if what I have can help you and post back.
     
  17. Nov 26, 2011 #717 of 2374
    unitron

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    First of all, understand that I write for future audiences as well as the person to whom I reply.

    If you go to mfslive.org and read the instructions for WinMFS thoroughly and carefully, you'll see that during copying it may appear to have stopped doing anything, but in fact has not, and you just need to wait.


    A straightforward byte for byte copy with dd_rescue of a good 1TB drive to another one (a Xerox of it) can take about 6 hours to complete on SATA I ports.

    WinMFS might know some TiVo specific things that'll let it shave some time off of that, but if it's a drive with a lot of shows recorded, it's going to take a while.

    As I think, and hope, I indicated, the file with the .tbk extension is for use with WinMFS, and the file with the .bak extension is for use with the "every home should have one even if they don't have a TiVo" MFS Live cd v1.4

    With the MFS Live cd you would use the restore command. Here's an example:

    restore -s 999 -pi /dos/652_gset.bak /dev/sda

    and one should read all the stuff about MFS Live at the mfslive.org site first instead of just blindly typing in the above or one might overwrite their Windows drive or something.

    If you were using an original drive instead of a backup image file, it would be something like this

    backup -Tao - /dev/sda | restore -s 999 -pi - /dev/sdb

    and again, don't type it in if you don't understand why it's there.



    dd_rescue

    is on the MFS Live cd v1.4, as well as the original program

    dd

    but

    ddrescue

    is not, so, as with all things Linux/Unix, one must be careful exactly what one has typed before hitting the Enter key.

    If you were going to use dd_rescue to copy one drive to another of at least the same size

    dd_rescue -v /dev/sda /dev/sdb

    where sda is the source drive and sdb is the target drive

    -v is the "verbose" option that let's you see what's going on and how far it had progressed.

    If you want to know exactly how long it took

    date;dd_rescue -v /dev/sda /dev/sdb;date

    Note that those are semi-colons separating the two instances of the

    date

    command from the single instance of the

    dd_rescue

    command.

    Of course if you're using dd_rescue (and not just on TiVo drives), it's either because you want to "Xerox" a drive (or partition, but that's for later), or because you think a drive is fixing to go bad and you want to try to save the software on it, or as much of it as you can.

    When you say partially restored drive, do you mean the one you didn't let WinMFS finish the job on? If so, at some point it's going to give you trouble.

    You should at least take the original drive and let WinMFS copy it to another drive and let it finish this time.
     
  18. Nov 26, 2011 #718 of 2374
    drcliffy

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    Thank for looking. I found an old post by you (#521) with the links to images. And guess what they still work. :) Thanks for all your help!

     
  19. Nov 26, 2011 #719 of 2374
    unitron

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    You were actually able to get the SendSpace links to work for the 540 files?

    Did you download both the WinMFS and MFS Live versions?

    If not, download the other one to keep it in play longer as well.

    It takes a lot longer for me to upload than for someone to download.

    Oh, by the way, while you've got the TiVo apart, before you do anything to the original drive, you need to consider the possibility that the drive is fine and that the problem is the TiVo power supply.

    Were you going to overwrite the original drive? Don't do it yet!

    Better yet, don't do it at all.
     
  20. Nov 26, 2011 #720 of 2374
    lillevig

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    I'll PM you a link to a 240 image that came from a 40GB drive. As Unitron says, that may work for your 140 as long as you restore it to a drive of at least 40GB.
     

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