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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by StanSimmons, Jun 8, 2002.

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  1. Sep 30, 2002 #41 of 1010
    rar3cbte

    rar3cbte Want more HDR112's

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    I downloaded the HDR312V-40 image, ran Splice.exe then WINRAR to make a 4.2 gig file. Now that is too large for linux to use MFSTools to restore.
    Any help with what I am doing wrong would be greatly appreciated.
    I need to load the 1.3 OS so I can use Playstream. Unless someone knows how to get playstream to play with Tivo 3.0 without crashing.
     
  2. Sep 30, 2002 #42 of 1010
    Robert S

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    Cambridgeshi...
    Are you restoring to your original A drive and did you use -s 127? -s changes the size of the swap partition. 64, the default setting, is the same as on the original A drive. More swap is better if you're going for a really big TiVo (see the Fixes thread), but there's no room for extra swap on your original A drive.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2002 #43 of 1010
    rar3cbte

    rar3cbte Want more HDR112's

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    Yes, I did the - s 127 switch, and tried several other method's from Hinsdale's great How to (that was good work!)
    I can not get the image from my windows drive to the new tivo drive, a 40 gig WD, has worked well with Tivo in past. I have 3 set up with WD 40gig, no problems there.
    The 4.2 gig file is too large for linux to handle, and thus I can not get mfstools to run.
    Do I need to place the file on it's own drive in windows, then remove and do mfsrestore from that disk to new one?
     
  4. Oct 1, 2002 #44 of 1010
    Robert S

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    Cambridgeshi...
    Oh! I see what you mean! Yes, Linux (or at least, that rather old version on the TiVo boot disk) is limited to 2.1Gb files.

    That doesn't sound right for a TiVo backup file, though. My (UK 2.5.5) backup is 340Mb and the US ones seem to range from 140Mb to just under 500Mb.

    I don't use WinRAR, but the DOS version of RAR works on the fragmented archive directly - I don't think you need to run splice.exe to prepare for WinRAR. I wonder if this has confused it in some way and lead to it producing an invalid file.

    If you still have the files you downloaded, try running WinRAR again.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2002 #45 of 1010
    rar3cbte

    rar3cbte Want more HDR112's

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    After I run Splice, it makes a 350 meg file with a .gz extension. Thus I thought I had to unzip. I will try to rename without .gz and see if that works.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2002 #46 of 1010
    myorg

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    >The drive goes Black screen with the tivo icon- please wait, to the Green >screen almost there, and reboots. This will go into an endless loop.

    I was getting this after I used the TiVoMad disk and said the operating system was 2.0 or greater. Found out that my 112 had version 1.3 so the system went into this infinite loop like you mention above. I restored the original backup and used TiVoMad again but this time said that I didn't have 2.0 or greater and my unit now boots correctly.

    My problem now is that the TiVo service updates my OS to version 3.0 at the second call. Now my machine freezes a lot and I believe the reason is that I set the operating system parameter saying that the OS was less than version 2.0. Can anyone verify this? What is the correct way of fixing this?

    -Mike
     
  7. Oct 3, 2002 #47 of 1010
    Robert S

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    Cambridgeshi...
    The 'earlier than 2.0' thing is setting an environment variable called $runideturbo to false, which is required for <=2.0 to run on non-Quantum drives. AFAIK it has no effect for >=2.0.1.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2002 #48 of 1010
    rar3cbte

    rar3cbte Want more HDR112's

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    I finally gave up on the 1.3 image. The 2.01 image was 1 file, and it worked great. However, I think I still need 1.3 for Playstream to work. Anyone have a site with the 1.3 as one file? Download time is not an issue for me, I am patient.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2002 #49 of 1010
    Compwiz312

    Compwiz312 Tivo upgrade guy

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    Could someone PM me with the FTP info?

    Thanks,
    Justin
     
  10. Nov 24, 2002 #50 of 1010
    StanSimmons

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    Flower...
    Done.
     
  11. Nov 27, 2002 #51 of 1010
    DivideByZero

    DivideByZero New Member

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    Bought a unit from a swap meet - it was already hacked. I need an image for a Philips DSR6000 dual-drive system to return to factory mode before adding it to my sub.

    Thanks

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  12. Nov 27, 2002 #52 of 1010
    DivideByZero

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    Thanks to all who PM'ed.

    /0
     
  13. Nov 29, 2002 #53 of 1010
    yasko

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    Can someone please PM me a link to a 3.0 image for the Sony SVR-2000. It's a later one (April 2002). My modem died, then my A-drive died. I have a 2.5 backup from when I installed my 120GB B-drive, before I installed my TurboNet.

    Thanx in advance.
     
  14. Nov 29, 2002 #54 of 1010
    voxelman

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    What is the correct method for restoring the Phillips SA 1.3 Phillips_HDR312_1.3 backup. I'm to the stage mentioned above with the reassembled segments named HDR312V-40.gz. Is this an MFS backup that has been GZiped? What command do I use if I start with an MFS tools CD boot to get this from C:\ to a 30GB drive mounted at /dev/hdd?
     
  15. Nov 29, 2002 #55 of 1010
    thornd7

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    Could somoeone please PM me the location of the image files?
    I need virgin image for Phillips HDR212.

    I had upgraded mine to an 100GB Maxtor Drive but the drive is failing. .. reading or writing certain sectors cause it to stop and just repeatedly make a "ker-clunk" noise.. Causes the tivo to freeze until it gives up on the sector or, on occasion, lock-ups the tivo. I bought an 80gb drive and was trying to use MFS 2.0 to backup and restore over to the new drive.., but MFSbackup craps at the 42% mark because it won't give up on the bad sector.. hence it just keeps trying and drive just keeps on ker-klunking.
    Only other idea I got, at this point, is to try using the maxtor powerwhatever utility and hope it will mark the sector failed so the tivo won't try to use it.

    Thanks in advance..
     
  16. Nov 29, 2002 #56 of 1010
    Robert S

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    Cambridgeshi...
    Would this be a good time to point out the title of this thread is Need an image? PM me for a ftp site? This means, you PM Stan and he'll send you the link.

    Anyway, voxelman, what you've got isn't an MFS Tools backup! According to the README, that's a direct image of the TiVo hard drive.

    Assuming C:\HDR312V-40.gz is your 359,093,514 byte file, you would restore it by booting TiVoMad (or anything EXCEPT MFS Tools 2.0, unless you use the magic incantation from the Fixes thread to make it byteswap) and do

    mount /dev/hda1 /mnt
    gzip -d /mnt/hdr312v-40.gz | dd of=/dev/hdc bs=32k
    umount /mnt

    At least, I assume that's what he means by 'This is a byte-swapped backup' - ie, that the backup has been made in a byte-swapping environment. You might want to Ctrl-C stop it after a few minutes and have a look at the partition table with pdisk to check that sensible things are happening.

    thornd7, it is worth trying PowerMax. It may well be able map out the damaged sectore and allow mfsbackup to complete. If you've lost data in the areas covered by the compressed backup it may not be a viable backup, but this should be apparent fairly quickly, so it's worth trying.
     
  17. Nov 29, 2002 #57 of 1010
    voxelman

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    Robert,

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Well the reason that I asked was that I had tried to do just what you suggested but I was using the MFS 2.0 tools CD. After the restore I was looking at the boot params with the prom and I got:

    orto/=ed/vdh7as ohdnsst=ur

    Looked byte swapped to me but I wasn't sure why. Now I know why.

    So following your advice I used the TurboNet CD and the commands you suggested. Bingo!

    Boot params now read correctly:

    root=/dev/hda7 shondss=true

    Thanks!
     
  18. Dec 1, 2002 #58 of 1010
    beach303

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    StanSimmons you have been PM is there anyone on tonight that could PM me with the FTP site? Tivo down and need to record footbal in the am please help
     
  19. Dec 2, 2002 #59 of 1010
    StanSimmons

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    Flower...
    For those of you who keep asking me (in this thread) to PM you; No.

    The title of the this thread is "Need an image? PM me for a ftp site." That should be a clue to how this works.

    I don't read this thread very often, but PM sends me an email, so I know someone wants an image. You have to PM me, then I'll reply to your PM.

    The reason that there is not a direct link to the files is that in current US law, especially in light of the DMCA, it may be illegal to have a backup of copyright material -- even if you own the hardware.

    The owner of this board does not want to have to worry about lawyers extorting him, so he has made the very prudent decision to not allow links to such material. If you don't like this situation, send a letter to your congress critter.
     
  20. Dec 5, 2002 #60 of 1010
    pghattas

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    Every time I download any of the images and extract them I get some type of corrupt error message. using windows 2000 with winrar. Is anyone else having this problem?
     
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