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

  1. Sep 6, 2012 #1041 of 2375
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    What you do is, you use WinMFS to go onto the 1TB drive, which will put 160GB worth of partitions on there, and then you use WinMFS to expand into the rest of the drive by adding an MFS pair of partitions.

    Then you use mfsinfo (part of WinMFS) to make sure that you have used all of the drive, and that there isn't any space left over at the end.

    If there is, it will be considered an Apple Free partition by the Apple Partition Map scheme of doing things, and it'll interfere in the next step.


    If all went well, WinMFS will have put 13 partitions on the drive, and then added two more.

    This lets you add 1 more before breaking the "only 16 partitions per drive" TiVo rule.

    That's where jmfs comes in.


    jmfs copies the 1TB to the 2TB, and then adds a single MFS partition, taking up the rest of the space.

    If there were extra space on the 1TB (which got labeled an Apple Free partition), that would have been copied over by jmfs along with everything else, which would have made it the 16th partition, and the MFS partition added by jmfs would have been the 17th partition, and the TiVo would have thought it was a malfunctioning external drive and insisted on divorcing it, leaving you with only the first 1TB useable on that 2TB.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2012 #1042 of 2375
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    Hi all,

    This seems to be the place to ask, please advise if I am mistaken.

    I have a Tivo model TCD652160 with a dead hard drive. I need a virginal image to load onto a new drive.

    Thanks in advance...!
     
  3. Sep 7, 2012 #1043 of 2375
    sbourgeo

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    Look three posts above yours for the link I provided.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2012 #1044 of 2375
    unitron

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    It is the place to ask, but first, it's the place to search to see if someone else already asked and was answered.

    There's a reason why the old posts are kept on the servers.
     
  5. miketunes

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    I need an HR10-250 6.4a image please. Looks like the modem doesn't work so I can't upgrade to 6.4a to get my locals.
     
  6. ericl007

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    thanks
     
  7. ericl007

    ericl007 New Member

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    thanks
     
  8. bandguy

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    anyone have a sdh-400 image on hand?
     
  9. BuckarooBonsai

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    Alas, I need a TCD 652160 image. I ...thought... I had that already, but it was an old S2 image. Sigh. My own poor memory trips me up.

    Thanks in advance to whoever PMs.

    BuckarooBansai
     
  10. unitron

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    I'm too lazy to PM, but I wasn't too lazy to put the image on Dropbox and if you search this thread for my posts you'll find it.

    It's only fair you do some of the work.:)
     
  11. sigocpt

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    Any advice on finding an image for a TCD230040? My hard drive quit after 10 years. I got a replacement hard drive (same make and model - 40 GB) but the original drive is unusable.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  12. unitron

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    You can try the TCD240040 image*, it might work.

    If you go back through several hundred of user classicsat's posts you'll probably find one where he opined authoritatively on that subject.

    I can't remember if the conflict is between the 30s and 40s, or between the 1s and 2s when it comes to TCDxxx

    *unfortunately my 240 image

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8707432#post8707432

    is for an 80GB drive, and a Maxtor at that which was slightly bigger, LBA number-wise, than contemporary Seagates and WDs.
     
  13. sigocpt

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    Thanks for the advice.

    What is the model number /specs of the Maxtor? I can check Ebay for a replacement. An 80Gb drive should not be that much.

    Thanks again.
     
  14. unitron

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    Let me dig up what I can about 230/240 compatibility before I go trying to find which "used devices" pile on the bottom of which that drive wound up.
     
  15. lpwcomp

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    John's...
    I think the only difference between the 230 and 240 was branding (AT&T vs TiVo). The 130 has front panel controls.
     
  16. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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  17. sigocpt

    sigocpt New Member

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    I will do just that. Thanks for the information.

    Everyone in my house will be a bit happier
     
  18. sigocpt

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    Which is better to use MFS or WinMFS?

    Is there a thread with clear backup re-installation instructions?

    Sigocpt
     
  19. unitron

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    You can always go to mfslive.org and do a lot of reading like the rest of us did.
     
  20. unitron

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    However, WinMFS pretty much automates the process.
     

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