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

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

  1. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    An image of any Premiere does not exist at this time, you have to copy a total good drive bit by bit, someone is working on an image, but I don't know when it will be ready.
     
  2. Ebuddy

    Ebuddy New Member

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    Well now don't I feel like a horse's arse. ;)

    I should have done a little more research before I bought it because, as they say, a deal that looks too good to be true...

    I just figured that, heck, I'd already successfully upgraded 2 Series 2's, a series 3 and a HD - How hard could a Premiere be?

    {sigh}

    Oh well, I suppose I'll just hang on to it until an image becomes available....
     
  3. lpwcomp

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    There is in fact something already available. The file is @2GB and the current process is fairly involved but it can be done.. The creator is working on an easier to use process that uses a GUI. But if you're in a hurry, post your request addressed to ggiesake in this thread.
     
  4. Agent86

    Agent86 Registered Lurker

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    I've seen images in the thread for Series 3 (648) boxes, but by the looks of the file names it appears as if they are all pre-11.0k releases.

    Does anyone out there have an 11.0k image for the 648? I'm looking to do a rescue/upgrade for someone, and having an 11.0k image to work with would make working with larger drives a lot easier.
     
  5. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    You can purchase a drive with the image on it from E-Bay and others.
     
  6. bigbluefan85

    bigbluefan85 New Member

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    I have the image I need for my TivoHD thanks to Unitron :) But I was wondering if someone could point me to a step by step instruction guide on how to load that image to my new hard drive using winMFS. I'm scared to do it on my own and mess up my brand new drive.
    Thank you guys sooo sooo much in advance!
     
  7. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    What brand of PC motherboard do you plan to use?

    What brand and model is your new drive?

    How do you intend to attach it to the PC?
     
  8. bigbluefan85

    bigbluefan85 New Member

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    I have a Dell Desktop I was hoping to connect the new hard drive to using an ESATA cable. The hard drive is Seagate Pipeline 500GB ST3500321CS.

    After downloading the image from you I thought that I would connect the new hard drive to my computer, run winMFS and then restoring it with the image I downloaded from you. Am I off base? (My old hard drive died so I didn't want to use it to make a backup and load that to the new hard drive from fear of corrupting the new hard drive)

    Thanks again!
     
  9. unitron

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    First thing, run Seagate's diagnostic software long test on the drive before putting it into service.


    Be sure you're using the file with the .tbk extension and not the .bak if you're going to restore with WinMFS.

    I assume you're running XP Service pack 3 or newer (like Vista or 7) Windows.

    Have the .tbk file on your PC's hard drive or a USB stick, and of course have winmfs.exe where you can get to it to launch it.

    Boot the computer with the new drive attached, let it settle down, then launch WinMFS.

    When it opens, click on "select drive", it should offer you the Seagate.

    Then click on mfsrestore and point it at the .tbk file


    It might be better to say no when it offers to expand, and then afterwards select mfsadd to do the expansion.

    Sometimes doing it all as part of the same procedure seems to cause problems.
     
  10. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    Hi all,

    My Dad's DirecTV TiVo is dead. I am assuming it's the hard drive. I know it's not an HD DirecTiVo and am pretty sure it's the R10 model. Anyone have an image they can send me? Thanks!
     
  11. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    The hard drive in my Dad's TCD540040 finally died and unitron's backup image saved my bacon. Thank you!
     
  12. leeherman

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    unitron,

    Thank you for posting Tivo image files.

    The hard drive died just as I was about to give my father my three year old 652 model HD.

    I downloaded WinMFS last night along with your 652 image (and the 648 image for my S3) and loaded the image to a used 500GB drive to test the restore and it worked!

    I haven't read this whole thread, but I did an internet search when I got error code 51 and found out that I'd have to do a clear and delete to make it usable, but I'm happy to be up and running again.

    Thanks again!

    LH
     
  13. DarthSudo

    DarthSudo New Member

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    Does anyone have a backup image for TCD649180? The HDD is completely dead... won't even spin up in my PC.

    Thanks.
     
  14. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    You can use a TCD649080 image.
     
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    IWLSR5

    IWLSR5 New Member

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    Does anyone have an image of TCD240080 software from a Western Digital drive? I found one in this thread but it is from a different brand hard drive and it is too big to restore onto my drive.
     
  16. Apr 5, 2013 #1276 of 2376
    lillevig

    lillevig Hot in West Texas

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    I sent you a PM with a link to a 40GB size image. It will work in any version of TCD240 box.
     
  17. Apr 6, 2013 #1277 of 2376
    faiginwells98

    faiginwells98 New Member

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    Unitron Thank you for your posting of the 540 gset.tbk image.

    I had a Tivo 540 that the hard drive apparently failed on, and I was able to get it up and running after purchasing a recertified 320gb Maxtor IDE drive.

    I was wondering if I could ask you two questions.

    First, do you have an image for the Toshiba 565? I searched and couldn't find one.

    Second, do you know, or can you recommend a good SATA drive and converter for a series two TiVo? The IDE's are getting kind of scarce.

    Thank you again so much for posting the links that you have.

    Robert
     
  18. Apr 6, 2013 #1278 of 2376
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I no longer know what drives, if any, to recommend for S1s and S2s, because any with which I've had success are no longer current models.

    But the adapter thread is here:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=416883

    and much wisdom is to be found within.

    Short version, Marvell chipset based adapter for S1s, Marvell or JMicron based for S2s.
     
  19. Apr 6, 2013 #1279 of 2376
    lillevig

    lillevig Hot in West Texas

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    This SATA to IDE (PATA) adapter has worked well for me in S2 boxes.

    http://www.wowparts.com/pata-to-sata-adapter-converter-for-2-5-3-5-hdd-dvd/
     
  20. Apr 7, 2013 #1280 of 2376
    faiginwells98

    faiginwells98 New Member

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    Thanks again. I thought as much.

    Any luck on an image for the Toshiba 565?

    Rob

     

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