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

  1. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    Is your 540040 currently in a reboot loop as described here? FWIW, I'm in the market for a 9.3.2c backup to restore to my 540040 too. :eek:
     
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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  3. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    I can't get the MFSLive image to restore to the stock 40 GB Maxtor disk or a 250 GB WDC disk (both work fine with your 9.3.2b image before the reboot loop):

    Code:
    restore -s 128 -r 4 -xzpi /dos/540040c.bak /dev/hdc
    Restore: Backup target not large enough for entire backup by itself.
    
    restore -s 128 -zpi /dos/540040c.bak /dev/hdc
    Restore: Backup target not large enough for entire backup by itself.
    
     
  4. Steny

    Steny New Member

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    I downloaded and installed the one Unitron uploaded earlier in this thread (540_GSet.tbk) it works for a day then goes into the reboot loop and I tried it on a reformatted drive as well as a brand new one. Thanks Unitron I will let you know how it goes.
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    It's been a while since I did anything with MFS Live instead of WinMFS.

    Let me try redoing that one.
     
  6. sbourgeo

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    Seeing some weirdness with the WinMFS image too. It restores fine the first time until the very end when WinMFS crashes with an error. Something gets messed up on the drive just restored to though since WinMFS crashes every time I select that drive until I wipe out the contents. This occurred on three different computers (Win xp/7) with three different hard drives.

    For the heck of it, I did put the first restore that died at the end in my 540040 and after a loooong time it did eventually boot. I don't know if this resulted in a stable TiVo, but I was able to do a CDE, run guided setup, and phone in a few times with no issues (version 9.3.2c-01-2-540).
     
  7. Steny

    Steny New Member

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    Same thing happened to me. It crashed on the cleanup part of winmfs. After it crashes the first time it crashes winmfs every time i tried selecting the same drive to re-run the program... I will see if it runs though and report back


    Update: It doesn't get past the powering up screen for me.
     
  8. sbourgeo

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    Glad it's not just me, but that's not good. Hopefully unitron has a healthy disk in his S2.

    I have an old series 1 combo unit that has a disk with some bad sectors that I can't get a good backup of and it fails the manufacturer disk diags. Somehow it has continued to operate perfectly for years though... :confused:
     
  9. Todd B.

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    I had the same problems with MFSLive and WinMFS 'c' images. MFSLive said Backup target not large enough, and WinMFS crashed at the end of the restore (at the beginning of the restore, it said you might not have enough space for the restore).

    I appreciate your efforts, unitron. For the MFSLive backup, did you use the "-f 9999" option to truncate all the partitions?
     
  10. unitron

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    No, I didn't.

    It's been awhile since I've used the MFS Live command line tools and I've forgotten some of what I think I once knew or had figured out.

    I made the images from the 1TB drive that's been working in the 540 (and therefore the one that had been updated to "c").

    I've gone back and put the original drive back in to get it updated.

    After a lot of problems where I wondered if I'd killed my own 540, I've finally gotten it to update and boot up in the TiVo so I could do a C&DE before imaging it.

    I used WinMFS's swap fix and bootpage fix on both the orginal drive and the current drive on the theory that "it couldn't hurt and might help", but I suspect that getting the cables wiggled back on "just right" may have had as much to do with finally getting it working again as anything else.

    So, hope to have new versions of the new images available in a day or 2.
     
  11. Steny

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    Excellent. Thanks Unitron.
     
  12. Joe Fleck

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    Hi there everyone!

    Looking for a TCD652160 (Tivo HD) Image - mine went belly up last night

    Thanks!
     
  13. unitron

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  14. Ice9

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    I think my TCD746320 has a bad drive. It doesn't show up at when connected to my PC, including as hardware in device manager. Does anybody have an image I can use to try out a new drive? I've got a couple spare 1TB drives lying around if it makes a difference.

    Thanks!
     
  15. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    You screwed the drive when you let Windows Device Manager try to read it.

    You would need DVRBars to use an image since its the only thing that will be able to do Premiere and up.
     
  16. Ice9

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    I've never seen a drive of any kind that has partition/format issues after an OS tries to read it. Doesn't really matter since it wouldn't boot the tivo anyway. It may not be the drive anyway. I get 4 lights flashing every time it powers on, just wanted to try a fresh drive.

    Edit: I changed my mind. Both the upgraded drive and original drive show up in DvrBARS, so I don't think it's a drive problem. Must be the power supply or motherboard.
     
  17. Steny

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    Still looking for a 540040 image. Thanks in advance.
     
  18. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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  19. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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  20. mdjacks

    mdjacks New Member

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    Anyone have a image for tcd24004a?
     

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