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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. Mar 2, 2013 #2121 of 2843
    unitron

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    I think there are some motherboards, especially AMD CPU ones, that just don't like Live Linux.
     
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    magnus

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    Has anyone figured out how to make a truncated backup of a Premiere yet?
     
  3. Mar 3, 2013 #2123 of 2843
    unitron

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    I think the compressed backup of a virgin image that's enjoying some experimental success remains the only alternative so far to overwriting with a second drive.
     
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    ggieseke

    I was pointed to this thread....I'd love to get that image for the TCD746320. My drive got jacked, I was about to just put it in the PC, so I'm not going to do any harm. Happy to be a guinea pig.

    Let me know if there's a way to get it...and BTW, if you PM me, I can't reply yet, as this is post No. 2.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2013 #2125 of 2843
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    PM sent.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2013 #2126 of 2843
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    I should have something out in a week or two.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2013 #2127 of 2843
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    question about upgrade options...bought a new-to-me Premiere that has the original 320 GB drive in it...have to do a "clear and delete" anyways to set it up for us, was thinking to just upgrade it to a 2TB before we start using it as our primary family tivo...so at this point there are NO recordings or settings I need to preserve, could either buy a blank WD20EURS drive and follow the steps in post 1 OR buy a pre-configured drive for around $70extra...

    came across DVR-Dude's ebay listings for pre-configured drives, and was wondering if all the "why my image is the best" details were just hype/"buzz words", or if his pre-configured drive really would perform better than what I'd have if I did it myself?

    anyone have any metrics? or details on how/why his image differs from what you get by following the steps in this thread? or the preconfigured drives from weaknees or anyone else for that matter?

    I have no problem cracking my computer open and doing the upgrade per post 1, as I did the upgrade for my HD Tivo myself, but it does seem to run a tad slower after the upgrade, but if there IS an actual performance improvement with his image, I'd have no problem paying the extra $70 to buy his ready-to-go drive and save my time...

    thanks for any info!
     
  8. Mar 5, 2013 #2128 of 2843
    AintHurtinNobody

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    Big, big props to ggieseke...his image restored my Premiere to working order.

    I may end up having to replace the drive, as WD diagnostics found errors, then errored out at the end of fixing them and errored when I tried to do a quick test after that. But all that aside, the image worked, and it's back up and running.
     
  9. ringo->

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    Trying to get the W off my arse... ;-) She uses tivo and has a Tivo Premier Series 4 HD model: TCD746320 with a cable card. Of course right over a year old and just went into Green Screen loop. Have left on over night twice and just keeps rebooting Green Screen. From what I have read this means Drive NG. She's addicted to this thing so now I am hearing about it. I was actually about to upgrade the drive to a 2TB and had already purchased the drive and reading about the process to upgrade when this happened. Hadn't touched the tivo yet when this happened. Since it was already not working I went ahead and pulled the drive and made the iso from this latest rev104.iso booted up with the iso and the old tivo drive that green screen'd and the new 2TB drive. It boots up and says no Tivo drive found. Any way to get a good image to upload to this new drive or a way to pull/fix the old drive to transfer to this new drive? Looking for any advice on where to proceed with this tivo to get it going again. Thanks.
     
  10. lessd

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    Unless you have a friend with the same model TiVo you are out of luck as a do-it -yourself project, you will have to purchase a formatted drive off E-Bay or weaknees.
     
  11. unitron

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    I think someone around here has produced a compressed image of a virgin drive from that model.
     
  12. lessd

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    Its being worked on, it will ready in a few weeks +-, as I do not see a link to it and it is big for download 2+ G, but for some better than nothing.
     
  13. lpwcomp

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    John's...
    What's being worked on is a truncated image. The @2GB compressed image has already been created and tested. Or at least that is my understanding of the current situation.
     
  14. jmbach

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    You are correct. Looks like we have a successful truncated image as well. It is about the same size as the virgin image compressed. Ggieseke is now working on a gui interface. Works only in Windows at this time.
     
  15. Leon WIlkinson

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    That would be cool, I have a 2 Tb drive ready to upgrade has of tomorrow.
     
  16. ggieseke

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    Ringo->,

    PM sent. Read it carefully - the existing command line program will overwrite your Windows drive without hesitating if you get the syntax wrong. The download is big and my DSL sux, so expect it to take at least 6-8 hours.

    Leon,

    I'm working on it. I want the release to be as safe and intuitive to use as Guided Setup but my UI skills are sadly lacking. :eek:
     
  17. Leon WIlkinson

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    Safer is better, I'd hate to hire a hitman. ;):D
     
  18. ringo->

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    Thanks!!! I'll read the PM this evening and start the download. I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
  19. lessd

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    When I said a big image was 2Gb that not the total drive of 2Tb, so of course it is compressed, how else could you get a 2Tb image that would fit into 2Gb. This makes sense for the TPXL-4 as otherwise one would have to purchase another 2Tb drive to have a backup, but for the 500Gb TP-4 I would just purchase a 2Tb drive and put the 500Gb in storage. I would also set up the 500Gb drive so if I had to make another copy I would not have to pair the cable card again.
     
  20. lpwcomp

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    John's...
    It's not the size I was talking about, it is the availability. Whatever its size, you only need to download it if you have no working Premiere drive.
     

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