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Premiere Drive Upgrade Instructions - with all-in-one jmfs Live CD

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by comer, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. jmbach

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    I have. The image is from a 320GB premiere drive. I restored it to a 1TB drive and placed it in my XL and forced a reload of the OS and went through the setup. Took it out of my XL and used JMFS to expand and supersize it. Put it back in the XL and worked just fine with full 1TB capacity.

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  2. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    For a business this may have some good use but for somebody that just wants a backup and expansion of his TP or TP-4 holding onto a 320Gb or 500Gb drive is just not that costly at todays prices + if you set up the original drive first your backup (if and when needed) will not need the cable cards paired again.
     
  3. lpwcomp

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    How about for people in this situation?
     
  4. ggieseke

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    The original image was from retiredqwest. He restored it to a 2TB drive and it expanded successfully with JMFS. It has also been used by gkuyat and jmbach. Thank you gentlemen!

    I don't have a Premiere, but it's a fun project.

    Agreed. It's more for people with a failed drive and no backup. It could also help XL4 owners or anyone who just wants a backup. Set up your new TiVo, get it paired, then back it up before you start recording shows. A DVD or thumb drive is cheap insurance.
     
  5. unitron

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    When you say XL, do you mean a Premiere XL?
     
  6. jmbach

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    Yes

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  7. pspens

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    Isn't a 3rd exception when you place the unit into standby? I think it only records Season Passes at that point and not Live TV, or am I wrong about that?
     
  8. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    That's right, you're wrong. :D
    All recording continues.
     
  9. mattack

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    Sorry, maybe it's only the "dual dock" ones. Do you have one of those?
     
  10. mattack

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    BTW, another slight exception is when you're checking the cablecards and/or channels, IIRC… Whichever thing you rarely do that it warns you that it has to stop recording live TV and scheduled recordings..
     
  11. jmbach

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    Yes it is dual dock. I actually have two. One eSata / USB and the other is the USB 3.0 version. Neither work off my USB 3.0 port when JMFS is loaded but works when connected to the USB 2.0 ports on the same computer. BIOS sees them and can boot off of drives connected to them if the OS on the drive supports USB 3.0. JMFS disk just does not have the drivers for my USB 3.0 ports.

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  12. mattack

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    Do you mean that it works *IN JMFS* when connected to USB 2.0? Heck, I've use it on a Mac, and I honestly don't know if the ports were USB 2.0 or 3.0.. I think 2.0, since this was a while ago. I finally just took the drives into work and plugged them directly into SATA ports internally.
     
  13. jmbach

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    Yes. It all depends on if the Linux kernel on the JMFS disk has the drivers for the ports on the computer you are working on. The computer I was using was a newer Lenovo notebook. Consequently, the drivers for the chipset for the USB 3.0 ports were not on the disk. Fortunately the drivers that are on the disk covers most computers. I was able to use JMFS disk on the Macbook I have at home. It is I believe a 2009/2010 model with an Intel C2D. I cannot remember the exact specs.

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  14. pspens

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    Where can I find the "Ultimate Boot CD"?
     
  15. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

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    Google is your friend.;)
     
  16. MapleLeaf

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    Unitron,

    I tried the steps above, and the "hdparm -i" commands verified that my SSD is on sda and my WD20EARS is on sdb. When I then ran "hdparm -N /dev/sda", it reported that HPA is disabled. And when I ran "hdparm -N /dev/sdb", it reported that the HPA setting seems invalid. Are these expected? Is there any danger that an HPA will get slapped onto my TP4 drive when I connect it (and the target WD20EURS) to the system?

    The one other thing I should mention is that I verified that the BIOS has an option to save the BIOS image to disk, but the option was already disabled, so I didn't play with it.
     
  17. unitron

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    Maybe they finally came to their senses and made the HPA thing optional and switch-off-able, and your board is new enough to have that.

    hdparm -N

    should report

    number/number

    and both numbers should be identical if there's no HPA. Did /dev/sdb report any numbers in that x/x format?

    I don't know any reason an SSD drive couldn't have an HPA put on it, but like most things while they're still expensive, I know very little about them.

    Also, I was never able to decipher GigaByte's slogans and buzz words enough to tell if the HPA was for BIOS backup or bare bones OS boot-necessary stuff for some sort of corrupted MBR recovery, so I don't know for sure that we can trust what it says about being disabled.

    So I guess it's not impossible that an HPA aimed at /dev/sda would get deflected to /dev/sdb.

    Can you do it again and write down exactly what it said the /dev/sdb setting seeming invalid, including any numbers involved.

    I think I've seen that answer before, I'm just trying to remember the circumstances.
     
  18. unitron

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    http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html

    Go to the bottom of the page where it says mirror sites and choose one geographically close to you.

    There's a rather small and unobstrusive donate button near the top of the page as well, if your budget has recovered from the holidays.
     
  19. pspens

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    So that means that since HD's don't like being interrupted, we should only voluntarily pull the plug on a Tivo unit during a warm boot.
     
  20. Ziggy86

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    Will this work with the Tivo premiere elite drives as well?
     

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