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

  1. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I no longer get reply notification emails, so didn't see your post until just now.

    Use the WD diagnostic software to run the long test on that 2TB drive before putting it into service.

    While you're doing that, make sure the 1TB is running version 11.0k (or later) of the TiVo software (look in system information).

    If it's an earlier version than k, let it connect to TiVo until it updates.

    That's necessary for it to be able to handle a 2TB drive.

    Then take the 1TB drive and the 2TB drive, hook them up to a PC running XP or later with WinMFS loaded, boot into Windows, open WinMFS, select the 1TB drive, click on mfscopy, tell it the 2TB is the target.

    If it offers you the chance to NOT use the "optimized" format/layout for partitions, DO NOT accept that offer.

    You can increase the swap partition size if you want to--the way I see it, can't hurt, might help someday down the road, but others don't bother and seem to be getting along okay. I set it to 1000 or 1024

    It'll take a while for mfscopy to finish, and it may well look like it's frozen, but it's not, just let it run 'til it finishes.

    It'll say you have extra space and do you want to expand.

    Say no.

    Then select the 2TB.

    Then click on mfsinfo, and make sure everything looks okay.

    There will be a big Apple Free partition.

    Then click on mfsadd to expand into that space.

    For some reason you have to do it in two steps instead of the one step it offers to you.

    The reason to copy the 1TB is that it already knows the TiVo Service Number of the TiVo and won't have to go through the error 51 fixing process the way you'd have to with using someone else's image.
     
  2. jrmstr33

    jrmstr33 New Member

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    Thank you so much, unitron! This is extremely helpful. Will report back once I get the unit and the drive up and running. Quick q- Any need to follow any of Lussie's steps using iBored after the above?
     
  3. cxreixen

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    I have tried 3 different HDD's now along with different OS's Windows 7 and Vista. It still hangs at the end where it says "restoring media partitions". It freezes/crashes. It doesn't give me the option to wait until program responds. It just force closes. Someone please help me. What am I doing wrong?
     
  4. lpwcomp

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    What are the drive models to which you are trying to restore the image?
     
  5. cxreixen

    cxreixen New Member

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    I have tried a IDE Maxtor 80GB, Western Digital's 40GB and 80GB. They all fail once WinMFS gets to the end.
     
  6. lpwcomp

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    According to this, that model came with an 80GB hard drive, so the 40GB is definitely too small and the 80GBs are probably slightly too small. Do you have a larger hd you can try, say a 120GB?
     
  7. cxreixen

    cxreixen New Member

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    I haven't tried a larger drive yet. I will in a little bit. Would the SD - H400 start without a HDD inside of it? I know it wouldn't completely but I mean like would the display on the right with the time show up regardless? When I plug the system in the fan starts spinning as soon as it gets power but nothing else turns on, can't eject disk or anything. Is it a completely dead system or is the lack of HDD preventing everything from running?
     
  8. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    Typically, the first Please Wait screen comes from the motherboard and everything else needs a working hard drive with the correct image.

    If you get any image at all the motherboad is probably OK.
     
  9. cxreixen

    cxreixen New Member

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    Yes, it shows up on screen as Please Wait!. Thank you!

    I tried a Western Digital 320GB IDE and it fails in the end as well. I don't understand what I am doing wrong? Do I need to set up the HDD any paticular way before running WinMFS. Do I need to do something in CMD/Diskpart first?
     
  10. lpwcomp

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    No, no preparation of the disk should bee required. My only guess is that there is something wrong with the image file. From where exactly did you get it? When I search this thread for H400, all I see is posts asking for one, saying they don't have one, and one saying PM them for access to one.

    You might want to run the manufacturers diagnostics to make sure the h/w is working properly.
     
  11. cxreixen

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  12. lpwcomp

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    Maybe you should PM motorcycle_rider and see if he has any ideas. You might inform him that two other users have reported no joy with that image and I see no reports of success.
     
  13. cxreixen

    cxreixen New Member

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    I can't send any PM's yet. lol Need 10 posts before I am able to.
     
  14. cxreixen

    cxreixen New Member

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    Thank you so much for trying to help me!
     
  15. lpwcomp

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    You're quite welcome. I looked a little further and did find one person who was able to use the image successfully - Orthanos. Reading the post here, what you might try is fdisk and delete any existing partitions on the disk, then do the restore from the .tbk file.
     
  16. unitron

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    iBored, as I recall, is a hex editor, and it sounds like you aren't knowledgeable enough to use one.

    I say that because I'm not sure I am, and I get the impression that I know more than you in this particular area.

    Since I've upgraded both an S3 and an S3 HD to 2TB drives and didn't use anything except the WD long test and WinMFS, I'm pretty sure you don't need to do any hex editing.

    Just make sure you're already running 11.0k or higher so that the TiVo can handle a 2TB drive.

    (apparently there's a version--11.0m--just now being rolled out slowly)
     
  17. wsware

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    Looking for a TCD540 image. Harddrive died. And what is the current software I should use to build a new one?
     
  18. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Go back a few pages and find the posts. Or "Search this thread" and enter "540." There is images for MFSLive (.bak) and WinMFS (.tbk).
     
  19. jrmstr33

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    Just an update.. Success with 318 hours! After performing a C&DE and upgrading to 11.0k, the MFSCopy transfer surprisingly took under 5 minutes!! Granted, I have a N40L server that I plugged the two SATA drives directly to, but I was a little weary at first. As advised, I did the long diagnostic test and didn't have to mess with iBored. (I've played with hex editors in my engineering days, but those are long over ;-))

    Thank you so much unitron for the step by step. I followed it to a T and just made sure it was MFSSupersize was on (which it was).
     
  20. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Glad to hear it all went well.
     

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