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

  1. Feb 1, 2014 #1721 of 2376
    gwbnola

    gwbnola New Member

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    I need TCD540080 image...can my new 160g drive be put in an external USB enclosure for restoring the image using WinMFS?.... thanks in advance
     
  2. Feb 1, 2014 #1722 of 2376
    unitron

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    This is for a 40GB 540, but it'll work. Besides, going onto a 160GB drive, you'll be expanding anyway.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49887720/540040c.tbk

    WinMFS should be able to see the drive via USB, as long as you're running it as admin or with admin privileges.

    The restoration process may appear to freeze. Just let it alone and it should be finished well inside an hour.

    When it finishes, it'll say you've got extra space and offer to expand.

    Say no.

    Then run

    mfsinfo

    (I'm pretty sure it's under File)

    to make sure everything looks okay.

    I'll show a big Apple Free partition at the end of the drive.

    Then you can run

    mfsadd

    to expand.

    Or you can shut down, put the drive in the TiVo to test, which will include going through Guided Setup and straightening out the fact that the image has my TiVo Service Number and not the one on your TiVo's motherboard.

    Once you get it set up the way you want it, you can take it back to the PC and make your own .tbk file, which will have your settings, ZIP Code, cable co., etc.

    And you can run

    mfsadd

    and expand while you're there.

    Just be sure to run the expansion separately from the restoration.

    And if the restoration offers you not just an option for a larger swap file, but also says something about the optimized partition layout, you do want the optimized layout and you do not want to avoid the optimized layout (I forget exactly how the choice is worded).

    Only the Series 1 TiVos do not use the optimized layout.


    And for someone looking to restore a 540 image using the MFS Live cd v1.4, this is the file to use:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49887720/540040c.bak

    Same instructions to use

    mfsadd

    to do the expansion as a separate process apply, so when using the

    restore

    command, omit the

    -xz

    options and just use

    -pi


    Both of these images were taken from a Maxtor 40GB drive, which has a slightly higher LBA number than 40GB WDs and Seagates from the same era, so you need either the same model Maxtor or a drive bigger than 40GB.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2014 #1723 of 2376
    gwbnola

    gwbnola New Member

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    Thanks for the fast reply and detailed instructions, I'm starting download now...wish me success!!!!
     
  4. Feb 1, 2014 #1724 of 2376
    markess

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    I can't help but think I'm doing something simple wrong? Trying to restore Unitron's 540040c.tbk with WinMFS 9.3f, on a newly wiped drive. When I click "start" it immediately gives a "Error writing to target drive! Restore failed!" message. Anyone know what tends to cause this error? Thanks.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2014 #1725 of 2376
    unitron

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    What's the brand and model number of the target drive?
     
  6. Feb 1, 2014 #1726 of 2376
    markess

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    So far, I've tried a 250GB WD 2500JB, a low mileage 80GB Seagate ST380021A, and a couple laptop drives with adapters (80GB Seagate & 100GB Toshiba) just to see if they would work.

    Some months back, I'd had no trouble with the 540_GSet.tbk (thanks again for that by the way), but it went to endless looping when it upgraded apparently, hence the new attempt at restoring. I'm using the same IDE to USB adapter I used on for that (Apricorn), so maybe I crack the case and switch to an IDE ribbon cable on the motherboard next?

    I WAS able to load the 540040c.bak with MFSTools. But in the Tivo, it gave me the transparent background and kept freezing before I could clear and delete.

    Thanks.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2014 #1727 of 2376
    unitron

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    Since others have used that same file successfully, all I can think to suggest just now is to download it again into a different location, just in case something got scrambled the first time.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2014 #1728 of 2376
    markess

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    Success! The file was fine. But, my IDE to USB adapter doesn't seem to do the trick anymore. Oddly, I had to use an IDE ribbon cable on two computers to get it to work. The first, with an Nvidia 630i chip-set, failed as well. The second, with Intel G43, took less than 2 minutes.

    Got through guided set-up and its now happily churning away on Clear and Delete to wipe & reset the ID hash.

    Thanks again Unitron! As soon as I get a couple more posts, I'll PM to help with your Dropbox limit.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2014 #1729 of 2376
    MichaelKB1977

    MichaelKB1977 New Member

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    My GF's TCD748000 died a few weeks ago. I've given up on being able to keep her recordings. Just trying to go ahead and get it re-imaged now. Can anyone tell me where I might find the image for this?

    GREATLY appreciated!
    Thank you!
     
  10. Feb 2, 2014 #1730 of 2376
    ggieseke

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    PM sent.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2014 #1731 of 2376
    coach1973

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    i was hoping someone could tell me where to find the image for a 80gig tcd649080 i could only find a 160 gig image
     
  12. Feb 8, 2014 #1732 of 2376
    unitron

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    Then you didn't find a TCD649080 image, you found a TCD649180 image.

    On a drive 160GB or larger, either will work in either model Series 2 Dual Tuner, because the only real difference in the two models is the size of the hard drive with which they came from the factory.


    But, in case you're planning on using a drive at least 80GB but less than 160,


    This is the one that you restore using the MFS Live cd v1.4


    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49887720/649cGS.bak



    and this is the one you restore with WinMFS executable that runs on Windows XP SP3 or newer (do it as admin)


    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49887720/649cGS.tbk

    If WinMFS offers you a choice, you DO want to be using the optimized partition layout, and when it finishes with the restore if there's any space left on the drive (i.e., if it't bigger than 80GB) and it offers to expand, tell it no, and check that the drive looks okay in

    mfsinfo

    and only then (or even later) run

    mfsadd


    to do the expanding.
     
  13. Feb 9, 2014 #1733 of 2376
    bclifford

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    A couple of years unitron wrote a response to someone (Post #829 in this thread):
    "Okay, here's a 13GB truncated Series 1 Philips, software version 3, LBA48 patched, original S1 style partition layout, starts in Guided Setup image in both flavors, MFS Live and WinMFS

    Remember to not use the -p option with the restore command on the MFS Live cd and make sure WinMFS is set to not use the "optimized" partition layout."

    This fits my situation too. I have the PTV300 with a VERY noisy hard drive. I put the WinMFS image on a new 120GB drive and it hangs at the initial startup screen.

    I've looked and did not see where to make sure WinMFS is set to not use the "optimized" partition layout. Can someone help me out?

    I really appreciate your help!
    Brian
     
  14. Feb 9, 2014 #1734 of 2376
    unitron

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    When you select the target drive and point it towards the .tbk file you want to use, it pops up a box that gives you the option of increasing swap file size if you want to.

    Sometimes there's a second checkbox on there related to the optimized partition layout.

    And sometimes it's not there.

    I'm not sure exactly what under what conditions spike set it up to make it show or not show.

    Since S1 stuff is written to the hard drive byte-swapped, and S2s and later don't use a CPU that requires that, maybe when it detects the byte-swapping in the backup image it knows it's an S1 and knows to use the straightforward partition layout instead of the "optimized" one that didn't start until the S2s came out.

    Put the drive back on the PC, open WinMFS, select the drive and click on

    mfsinfo

    and see what it has to say.

    Although if you aren't getting beyond the very first "Welcome" screen, which is on the motherboard and not the hard drive, maybe the motherboard isn't communicating with the drive.

    Try re-seating the power plug and data cable, and tell us the brand and model number of the drive.
     
  15. nibblet787

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    Hi! I originally replied to one of your older posts, before realizing that replying to a more recent post might be faster...

    Would you happen to still have a link to a premiere xl 748 image? My father-in-law has been a bit upset since his tivo hard drive died, and I'd like to help if I can.
     
  16. ggieseke

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  17. lillevig

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    Are you using an IDE or a SATA drive for the new one? If it is a SATA, then it's possible that your SATA to IDE adapter is not one that is friendly to the S1. Tivos are picky about the adapters and I think that Unitron has also specified some that may work with S2 boxes but not S1 boxes.
     
  18. Philbert1

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    Anyone have an old DTivo HR10-250 image lying around? I'm hoping to find a copy of 6.4a, but at this point almost anything will do. I want to see if I can breath some life into the old girl before taking her to the scrap heap (aka, the recycling counter at Best Buy).

    Thanks!
     
  19. lillevig

    lillevig Hot in West Texas

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    All I have is one for an R10 so I don't think that will help. There is a DirecTV forum here in the community so I recommend checking with those folks.
     
  20. MrChaos

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    My Dad's TCD748000 has died a clicky dead. May it rest in peace.

    Since it's a lifetimer, I really want to fix it for him and would rather not pay double for a pre-imaged drive. Does a anyone have a link to a backup image I can download and restore on to a new drive?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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