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

  1. lillevig

    lillevig Hot in West Texas

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    I sent PM's to the guy who needs the 240 image and the guy who needs the S3 250GB image. Now you know why I don't post my Dropbox links on the forum. No good deed goes unpunished. :eek:
     
  2. unitron

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    I started out with SendSpace, but what I put there wasn't in demand enough to keep the files from being removed due to inactivity.

    Now my DropBox account public folder got suspended (apparently since restored) for too much demand.

    Unfortunately DropBox doesn't have a level inbetween free and much bigger than I need and a great deal more expensive than I'd want to pay each year.

    I really hadn't planned on this turning into a career.
     
  3. unitron

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    It was easy and convenient until I apparently experienced a sudden surge in popularity.
     
  4. DM3MD157

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    Thank you so much! I tried to PM you back, but since I don't have enough posts, I can't.

    Now that I am an ultimate n00b, I need to find a good tutorial.
     
  5. unitron

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    Go to mfslive.org and read everything about MFS Live and WinMFS.

    More than once.

    Then come back and ask questions.

    There are a few things on that site where I or others here might might tell you something slightly different, and might have other things to say on which that sight is silent.
     
  6. DM3MD157

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    I downloaded winmfs and noticed that the last version that was released was in 2008. I recently upgraded to windows 8. Hope I can run it! Will come back after hunting around. Thanks!
     
  7. Dec 1, 2012 #1127 of 2375
    lillevig

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    WinMFS is easy to run. You may have to right click on the exe and run in admin mode. I use a cheap USB to SATA cable instead of breaking open my PC and trying to connect to the MB. If you use a drive that is automatically mounted by Windows then you need to unmout before running WinMFS. Instead of that, I think I may have gotten it to work by running WinMFS and telling it to select a mounted drive and then erasing the boot sector. After that it seems I had to exit WinMFS and restart the PC then enter WinMFS again. Once you get WinMFS to recognize the drive as being unmounted, then imaging is as easy as clicking on Restore, selecting the desired image file, and clicking start. If you use a larger than original drive, then it will ask at the end if you want to expand so you can use all of the available space. Click yes and you should be done.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2012 #1128 of 2375
    damianthehusky

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    Ive spent the better portion of my last two days hunting on the web for an image for my poor TCD649080. if the Instantcake didn't cost more than i paid for the tivo i would gladly buy the image but if i can't find one it seems it's just going to end up in the bin which is sad.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2012 #1129 of 2375
    unitron

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    I think my DropBox public folder is accessible again.

    Try it.

    For using the MFS Live cd v1.4


    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/649_gset.bak


    For using WinMFS


    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/649_gset.tbk


    How did you acquire this TiVo and what exactly seems to be wrong with it? (you can't always trust the symptoms to tell you the truth)
     
  10. Dec 4, 2012 #1130 of 2375
    ScubaCat3

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    Looking for TCD540140 image for a 140gb series 2. Thanks!
     
  11. Dec 4, 2012 #1131 of 2375
    unitron

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    To what size drive do you plan to restore it? Specifically, the LBA number as well as the size in GB, and do you have plans to replace that with a larger drive at a later date?
     
  12. Dec 4, 2012 #1132 of 2375
    damianthehusky

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    Ok so the 80Gb drive in my TCD649080 died the other day and i have a drive to replace it (200Gb drive) but i need an image for it. can anyone help me out? i'm pretty new to this stuff and i really miss my Tivo :(
     
  13. Dec 4, 2012 #1133 of 2375
    unitron

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  14. Dec 6, 2012 #1134 of 2375
    DM3MD157

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    Thanks so much for everyone's help! It worked perfectly!
     
  15. Dec 6, 2012 #1135 of 2375
    DM3MD157

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    So it is a good idea to make images of your HD when you first get your Tivo?
     
  16. Dec 7, 2012 #1136 of 2375
    steve614

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    Yes. It's always good practice to make backups of your important software. :)
     
  17. Dec 7, 2012 #1137 of 2375
    lillevig

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    I sent you a PM with a link to a TCD540 image. It is from a 40GB drive but the SW should be the same.
     
  18. Dec 7, 2012 #1138 of 2375
    mlippert

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    Hi just wanted to say thanks for the image. I'm going to try using it this weekend. I'd be happy to get a dropbox referral, but I don't have 10 posts yet (this is post #6)

     
  19. Dec 8, 2012 #1139 of 2375
    unitron

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    Click on my username and you should be able to email me through this site, or if you're smarter than a spambot you can just email me directly at myusername at coastalnet dot com
     
  20. Dec 9, 2012 #1140 of 2375
    DM3MD157

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    I am having problems with my Toshiba Series 2 SD-H400. I think it may be hardware related, however I would like to try and re-image the drive to be sure. Does anyone have that image? TIA.
     

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