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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. Feb 2, 2013 #2081 of 2843
    retiredqwest

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    You won't have a problem as long as the target drive is the same model # as the source. And JMFS will squawk if the target drive is too small.

    Hook up the source and target drives, run JMFS. It will look for a drive with the MFS O.S. on them. If it only shows one drive you should be good to go. IF it shows 2 drives, flip a coin.

    NOOOOO. The best way to find out is write down the drive serial numbers.

    eXit out of the JMFS menu and type this command "hdparm -I /dev/sda" (thats an uppercase I), after the screen stops scrolling use <shift> <page up> <page down> to scroll the screen output. Scroll up the screen and at the beginng you will find the drive serial number, write down which S/N is sda. Do it again using "hdparm -I /dev/sdb" and write down which S/N is sdb.

    You don't need to reboot to get back to the guide, just type "/root/guide.sh" and go from there.

    When you select the copy function the /dev/sda or dev/sdb will be on the same line as the drive info.

    AND be prepared..... it takes 18 hours to copy the 2TB to a 2TB..... I know.
     
  2. Feb 8, 2013 #2082 of 2843
    boshk

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    hi all,
    i am trying to create the bootable USB drive for JMFS using the Universal USB installer. every time i boot with the USB i get an
    "ERROR: no configuration file found
    no defualt or UI configuration directive found"

    anyone have any idea what to do to fix that?
     
  3. Feb 8, 2013 #2083 of 2843
    jmbach

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    Hmmm. I have used unetbootin to create bootable USB with JMFS iso. Only time I had a similar problem was when one of my USB sticks went bad. I could not boot with it anymore but could still use it otherwise. Not sure why.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
     
  4. Feb 8, 2013 #2084 of 2843
    sbourgeo

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    I also used UNetbootin to create a bootable JMFS USB drive with no issues. It was an old 8 GB Crucial stick I had hanging around if that helps at all.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2013 #2085 of 2843
    Ziggy86

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    Is there a youtube video that shows how to make a backup drive for a tivo premiere?
     
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  7. Feb 8, 2013 #2087 of 2843
    boshk

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    never mind, i am just a moron. it was a long night and i was trying to make a boot disk from the .iso.zip instead of extracting the .iso and then creating it... once i got that working, upgrading my premiere 4 from 500gb to 2tb was pretty foolproof.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2013 #2088 of 2843
    pspens

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    I wish I could figure out what's going on when I try to download the src. When I go to the mediafire site, I see the two jmfs files there. I click on the src one and I keep getting a screen with a capcha code and a large download button. When I put in the code and click download, it turns out I'm downloading something else.. (different things none of which I want.) Is there some magic to using this site? Do you have to register for it or something?
     
  9. Feb 9, 2013 #2089 of 2843
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Free download services have to be paid for somehow.

    In this case they put up stuff for those who don't know any better to click on to be led to something where they might spend some money.

    Right click on this link

    http://www.mediafire.com/?pfc9n8o30tc64

    which is the first one given in the first post of this thread (the mirror sites seem to have gone belly up)

    and click on open in new tab or on open in new window

    It helps if you have flashblock installed.

    Once you kill the extra pages that get launched you should get to one with the filename in a box in the middle and a download button right below it.

    Of course there'll be other stuff on the page meant to distract you and trick you away.

    If you're downloading the right think you should get a small gray box popping up that asks if you want to open the file or save it, and it'll have a dropdown box to let you choose where to save it.

    If you get something else, kill it and try again.

    If it never works, come back and say so and I'll PM you a link.
     
  10. Feb 9, 2013 #2090 of 2843
    pspens

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    This is the page I get:

    I attached a jpg file...
     

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  11. Feb 9, 2013 #2091 of 2843
    pspens

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    This is the 2nd page I get when I click on the src file:

    again, attaching...
     

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  12. Feb 9, 2013 #2092 of 2843
    pspens

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    Son of a gun, I clicked on the green download and it worked this time! I'm pretty sure I tried this before... oh well, I've got the file now... thanks!
     
  13. alaska man

    alaska man What commerials ?

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    Anchorage...
    found this while searching for expanded storage for tivo.
    i put a WD RED 2T disc ($120.00 shipped ) in;
    copied, expanded and supersized.
    fired her up and bam, she works.
    did the job on my 1st gen intel mac pro, used two of the hard drive bays and easy peasy.
    thanks comer. buy that person a beer:up:
     
  14. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    As it happens, in post #1 of this thread, Comer has a Donate button.

    I may have to look into getting one of those myself. :D
     
  15. Ziggy86

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    I have a Premiere Elite and want to create a backup drive in case my current one crashes. I have two questions.

    1. which drive have people been using with good results with the Premiere elite.

    2. Will Jmfs still work with these new TiVo units or are there different steps to follow?

    Thank you for your help.
     
  16. ntrance

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    ggieseke, I would like to try your compressed Premiere image. I just bought a Premiere without a hard drive installed, and this seems like the easiest way for me to get it working. I can't PM as I don't have enough posts yet.
     
  17. rafaelvelasquez2

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    Hi fellas,
    I recently have been having issues with not enough space on my TiVo Premiere. I came across this site and have been reading and researching for hours now and I think I want to go this route to updating the internal memory in my premier. However, in my hours of searching I could not find a list of current compatible hard drives and thought I should just ask you guys, the professionals.

    My question is...Will the WD My Book 2T External hard drive (WDBACW0020HBK-NESN) work for my upgrading needs? (After ripping it apart to get to the drive of course.)

    or the....

    Fantom GreenDrive Pro 2 TB USB 2.0/eSATA Desktop External Hard Drive 32 MB Cache (GDP2000EU)
     
  18. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Just wait for the next time newegg and Amazon drop the WD20EURS to $100 and grab one.

    3 year warranty, designed for AV applications.
     
  19. rafaelvelasquez2

    rafaelvelasquez2 New Member

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    So that WD20EURS would be the best of the best and what everybody should try to get first before looking at other options?
     
  20. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I'm just another TiVo user, not a hard drive engineer, but it's my first choice.
     

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